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Is this a weed?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by chris112, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. chris112

    chris112 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Hi Everyone- New here and looking for some help.

    I am trying to determine if the below is a weed or not. I have a few patches of this on my otherwise nice green lawn and I am trying to see if I should be concerned or ignore it. It seems to be a thicker bladed grass that clumps.
    Please see image below.

    Last edited: Sep 18, 2010
  2. dgw

    dgw LawnSite Bronze Member
    from OH
    Messages: 1,008

    tall fescue
  3. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,115

    In the time it took you to go get your camera, walk into the yard, take the picture, walk inside, load it on your PC, fire up lawnsite, start a new thread, download the picture

    you could have bent over and pulled it
  4. chris112

    chris112 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Thanks Bill, but I have a camera on my phone in which I emailed and posted it from... amazing how technology works huh!

    Took me no time at all.

    Now if it was just that one in my yard you may be correct, but I have some random patches throughout my yard. Seems worth the effort to find out about it to me.

    Thanks DGW, but is it a weed or something I should try and eliminate?
  5. dgw

    dgw LawnSite Bronze Member
    from OH
    Messages: 1,008

    its a grass, but if you dont want it there its a weed

    probably gonna be tough to get rid of
  6. Andover Landscape Co.

    Andover Landscape Co. LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Lexington,KY
    Messages: 573

    It looks like a species of turf grass but you would have to look at the ligule, auricle, and vernation to tell what species it is. Is the leaf blade shinny on the bottom compared to the top?
  7. Rayner Lawncare

    Rayner Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    I'm no expert but I would think it's tall fescue.
  8. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,115

    I was just having fun with you

    what is going on in your yard happens all of the time usually by some knucklehead at home depot, they sell them fescue seed for a KBG yard
  9. Southern Elegance

    Southern Elegance LawnSite Member
    Messages: 241

    looks like ky 31 tall fescue

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,526

    its tall fescue, have it all over here. when everything else slows down and browns it still grows good.

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