What's this stuff in the picture called?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Envy Lawn Service, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hey guys... What's this stuff called?
    I haven't seen any in a long time.

    odd grass.jpg
     
  2. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
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    Cant really tell by the pic, but it looks kind of like nutsedge.
     
  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    This is what i thought. It seems to short and it seems to be branching out at the top.

    Envy

    Take a pic from the side.
    John
     
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yep! That is what it looks like.
     
  5. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    It's killinga. It's a member of the nutsedge family.
     
  6. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    Id even go as far to say Yellow Nutsedge. go to your local chemical shop and if you got a License, the'll let you buy something called MANAGE its a small container about as large as a big bottle of tylenol. it is specifically for Nutsedge.....works good, and will not harm most grasses. It has a side effect in that it also gets out dollar weed, but is not labeled as such

    Sedge is a water freindly plant, but once established and can survive well on low water...

    http://www.monsanto.com/ito/products/manage.html

    good luck you only need a bit less than a teaspoon for 1000 sqft. it is a water soluable granular product.
     
  7. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    Are nut sedge is very tall with about two shoots coming out of the top.
    John
     
  8. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here is a second look from the side.
    Just didn't post it first because you can't see the ball in the fork of the tri-blades.

    odd grass 2.jpg
     
  9. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    It can get about 12" tall and it grown twice as fast as anything around it. if you have it you could come back in two days it will be 2" higher than the rest of the turf.
    http://weeds.cropsci.uiuc.edu/images/Yellow nutsedge/

    also if you look at the cross section of the botom of the stem it will apear to be triangular....
     
  10. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
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    like eveyone esle has said ill have to agree its definatly nutsedge esp by looking at the second pics its more apparent
     

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