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Help with a grassy weed.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by regularguy, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. regularguy

    regularguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    I recently noticed that I have a pretty good patch of some sort of a grassy weed growing in my lawn, please see the attached photos. Could someone please help me identify this weed and suggest some control methods? Thanks in advance for your help.

    weeds 001.jpg

    weeds 002.jpg

    weeds 003.jpg
     
  2. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,239

    Could you isolate what you're talking about and shoot it against a white background (large sheet of paper). Get in as close as you can. Show roots, a section of the stem, and where the blades attach. AND if possible, a seed pod or grass head is real important. Do this. Maybe someone can help.
     
  3. regularguy

    regularguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    Thanks for the suggestion. Please see the picture below.

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  4. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 707

  5. mkroher

    mkroher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    looks like bentgrass.
     
  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,924

    Ditto. If it's nimblewill, it will soon turn brown (like Zoysiagrass). I'm leaning toward bentgrass cuz of pic number 3 ..... the grass look like it has fine texture, and it doesn't have that "patch look" like nimblewill???:waving:
     
  7. regularguy

    regularguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    Thanks everyone for the information. I don't suppose that there is any control short of Round Up for these weeds.
     
  8. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,924

    None yet, but research is being conducted for selective control of nimblewill. According to ISU.
     

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