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Mystery grass in lawn

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by godjwood, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. godjwood

    godjwood LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Messages: 137


    I have been noticing that in a lot of fescue lawns (in the northeast) there will be random sprouts of a tall, thick, faster growing, and lighter green colored grass in places.

    any idea what this could be?

    sorry i dont have a photo for you.
  2. SimonCX

    SimonCX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    Nutsedge ?
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,522

    That's what I thought.

    It seems to be worse than ever down here this year.
  4. godjwood

    godjwood LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Messages: 137

    i just googled it. i think you guys are right, the pictures look like what im dealing with. thanks for the help!
  5. chrisby316

    chrisby316 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    im in SE CT and the nutsedge is outta control this year. we are spraying for it but hard to get ahead of it before the customer is calling.
  6. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    My threads are all over this forum on this very topic, first year I've seen it here also.

    This weekend looks like a great time to kill whats left in my yard off.

    MSMA mix 1 oz to a pint of water and paint on the sedge. Temps suppose to get up past 90 this weekend and it will kill the sedge dead in two days :drinkup:

    Now, again depending on hom huch you have and how much time you can spend hand painting each weed is the question you'll have to ask yourself.
  7. godjwood

    godjwood LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Messages: 137

  8. godjwood

    godjwood LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Messages: 137

    kind of off topic, but do you charge a customer to come and control the nutsedge? is this what companies consider "service calls" when they come to control a problem?

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