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need help on this grass weed id

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, Mar 28, 2002.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    need help with this grassy weed that is in a lawn.

    this will be the first full yr. i am taking care of the lawn...
    from what i know it is italian rye grass.
  2. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    here is some pic's

  3. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    one more

  4. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    one more

  5. groundsguy1970

    groundsguy1970 Banned
    Messages: 166

    My DAD says it's been warm in jersey all winter- you've been sorta in & out of dormancy....that's how our winter is every year.
    Did you do "winter apps" of anything but Iron? It could be fill in from dog crap maybe?
    I would just mow it short and annuals will fade out- unless you apply "balanced ferts" then they'll set seed and start again.
    Sorry I can't ID the weed but it looks like an annual bluegrass of some nature....
  6. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    Italian Rye is another name for Anual Rye. It could be but the images do not show the tell tale sheath area. Can you post an image of the sheath? Or check for the clasping auricles that nearly hook around the sheath. How tall & what shape is the ligule?
    Who did the lawn last fall? Did the homeowner throw down some cheap seed?

    Let us know
  7. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    THANKS FOR the replys...
    it's in the laWN each spring say from late feb to lare april.

  8. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    Is it a new lawn?

    Regardless, spray Drive 75.
  9. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    kent. thanks for the replys.
    it's been in the lawn for a few years now. i started taking care the lawn late last yr.
  10. vegomatic40

    vegomatic40 LawnSite Senior Member
    from 6
    Messages: 406

    Ant, with that reddish appearance near the roots it looks a lot like annual rye. Haven't used Drive very much but think it is labled for it. Not much Rye down here in Tn. The heat usually takes care of it in short order with no treatment if the customer is patient.

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