New Weed in Lawn Spreading

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by DieselDuke, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. DieselDuke

    DieselDuke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I need some help identifying this grass/weed that has begun to take hold in the yard since last years renovation. I never noticed this grass/weed before. We have had a very mild winter and lots of weeds have sprouted that I have not had before. Can someone help identify this so that I know the correct course of action to take?

    SC/NC boarder and I just put down my first application of PreEm last weekend. I plan to do spot treatments of PreEM in two weeks to known bad spots and then follow up as usual in a couple months with more.

    I used wheat straw as a cover last fall for the new seed, thinking it may be straw trying to grow? I hope its not Bahia grass trying to grow back in, that was the reason to renovation to get rid of that mess.

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    It is a lighter green than the fescue base and has grown 3x as tall. I notice the neighbor up the road has large pacths in the yard there.

    Thank you in advance for any help identifying and offering best course of action to eradicate.
  2. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 774

    Looks like barnyard grass to me. MSMA will take care of it.
  3. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,512

    Yes that is wheat. The heat of summer will take out 95% of that stuff. Be careful with pre's on new grass.
  4. DieselDuke

    DieselDuke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Thanks for the replies...I was thinking it may be the wheat from big box that germinated due to mild winter. The new grass was put down with top dressing and slit seeded back in late August of all times in the heat and was well watered. Hopefully the preemergents don't bother it too much as it should be fairly established.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2012

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