name this weed (PICS)

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by mg10117, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. mg10117

    mg10117 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    Please help me ID this weed...I'm still fairly new to squirt and fert and I want to make sure that I I.D. and treat this weed properly... the weed is much higher than the lawn it is invading. Thanks again for any suggestions

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  2. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,942

    Best guess without any other info = quackgrass.
     
  3. mg10117

    mg10117 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    oh no :confused:... i hope not ... no selective control for that, huh?
     
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,435

    The lower stem looks flattened--my vote goes to orchard grass. Light green? In clumps? Rhizomes--yes or no?
     
  5. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    From your pics i, too would vote for orchard grass. :waving::waving:
     
  6. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    I'm seeing flat stems so I will also vote Orchardgrass. No selective controls.
     
  7. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    I will 5th the orchardgrass.
     
  8. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    There IS a selective control. Let the orchardgrass grow taller than the lawn, then use a wick wiper with roundup. Cutting right for a couple of seasons should also gradually get it out of the lawn (cultural control).:cool2:
     
  9. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,148

    I'll 6th that!
     
  10. mg10117

    mg10117 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    DiyDave, thanks i will try that wick wiper technique...have you had good luck with them in the past?? and what did you mean by cutting right for a couple seasons?? thanks again...
     

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