Need Help to ID grass type

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by bmax, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. bmax

    bmax LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Need Help to ID grass type

    I need some assistance in identifying grass in picture. The grass goes dormant/brown in the winter (Atlanta, GA area), has active shoots/runners during growing season and gets a purple tint to some of the blades in the Fall. It is thick, crowds out everything around it and has a soft, almost sponge-like feel when walking on it. Thanks in advance for any assistance.
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    can't see pic. Scroll down and use "manage attachments" to add pics. Use browse to find and click them on your computer.

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    Unless you have Zoysia which not many yards around here do, then what you have is Bermuda.
  4. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Messages: 1,349

    ha, sounds like crabgrass...but yeah it is probably bermuda
  5. Andy31

    Andy31 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    Well since I was using the search function and the OP never posted a pic I will. I am trying to identify this grass I am leaning towards Zoysia but I would not be surprised if it were a variety of bermuda.
    Could help me identify this grass and if it is Zoysia, is it Emerald or can you tell the variety when it is dormant?

    Thanks in advance,
    and if you must rag on me I can take that too.
  6. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    It looks like common, mid iron or tifton 10 bermuda to me.
  7. atasteofnature

    atasteofnature LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    My first gut thought looking at pic is Bermuda. I do need to freshen up on my warm season grasses since I have a turf bowl coming up. Hope you get it figured out!
  8. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    Turf the guy that posted the pic has the same avitar as you and I did not read his name.....I thought it was you until I read your response below his...I was cracking up because I was thinking how the hell does Turf not know what Bermuda looks like. :confused:
  9. Andy31

    Andy31 LawnSite Member
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  10. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    There is probably 40-50 varieties of Bermuda. Some are very similar and some very different than others. I have had people ask me before what the weed was in their lawn that they could not get rid of and I had to tell them it was Bermuda, then they say "well I thought that was the Bermuda" and I tell them it is, they are both Bermuda grass but look like chit when some two varieties are mixed together.

    All the Bermuda will have Rhizomes and Stolons but the leaf blades will vary some. The Zoysia will have Rhizomes and Stolons but have a wider leaf blade that does not branch as much [more like St Augustine].

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