Grassy Weed ID

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by PKLIP, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. PKLIP

    PKLIP LawnSite Member
    Messages: 202

    I need help identifying what looks to be 2 different types of grassy weeds here. I am in Northern Virginia. Thank you in advance for your responses.



  2. YoungBuck6936

    YoungBuck6936 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Looks like you have broomsedge. Hate that stuff. Revolver works ok.... but multiple apps. If the customer doesn’t mind you can go really light with 41% glyphosate. Like 1/4 oz to the gallon with surfactant and spot spray. Bermuda and zoysia will bounce back. Don’t soak it. Just a squirt. I’ve looked into using a dauber and wiping the leaves. May try that out soon. Would result in less or no damage to the lawn if you wipe it.
  3. lawnjox

    lawnjox LawnSite Member
    Male, from Olive Branch, MS
    Messages: 189

    That does not look like Broomsedge!
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  4. YoungBuck6936

    YoungBuck6936 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    No? Hey you may be right buddy. I always look at a identifying key when I’m not sure. But from looking at it from the pics, the first looks a hell of a lot like this. Mature broomsedge does look different from young stages. But I’ve been wrong before. Cheers.

  5. jcollett83

    jcollett83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159

    It is a sedge, not sure which one.
  6. Delmarva Keith

    Delmarva Keith LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 524

    Looks like kyllinga (a sedge) to me. If you let it get seed heads before next mowing, that would help identify what it is.
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  7. lawnjox

    lawnjox LawnSite Member
    Male, from Olive Branch, MS
    Messages: 189

    flattened leaves and leaf hairs should be on the an indicator on the plant! Its hard to tell from a pic sometimes! We fight that crap in the Memphis area, I see it on lawns that have not been taken care of with poor soil
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