Ohio weed identification

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by ohio matt, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. ohio matt

    ohio matt LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 9

    Hi I am hoping someone can help me ID this grassy weed. Typical Ohio Bluegrass rye lawn etc.

    I don’t think it’s quackgrass I don’t see any of the purple or red on it and it looks much smaller bladed then quack grass . I tried XLR8 in one spot Of it and it didn’t touch it. I’ve been looking for a few weeks now on several extension websites I just can’t seem to find one that I think this is .

    Thanks for any help Matt

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  2. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
    Messages: 18,777

    Maybe bent grass?
    Has it been out all year or started growing well into the season?
     
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  3. That Guy Gary

    That Guy Gary LawnSite Gold Member
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    Wrong leave shape for any bent imo, probably nimblewill.

    Try Tenacity.
     
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    ohio matt

    ohio matt LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 9

    Hi guys thanks so much for the replies . This particular weed seems to show up every year around the end of June beginning of July somewhere in that range .

    I’ve only been here five years two years ago I did a treatment with some Home Depot stuff compare and save killed the clover but didn’t touch the crabgrass. Last year I did a treatment with XLR8 Took care of the crabgrass but neither product took care of this weed . I’ll look into the stuff that guy Gary mentioned. Any other opinions are appreciated thanks
     
  5. That Guy Gary

    That Guy Gary LawnSite Gold Member
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    If it's becoming active in Summer it's definitely not bentgrass, it would get active at the same time the rest of the cool season turfs do.

    With that bit of info I'm almost certain it's nimblewill, it's a very frost tolerant warm season grass.
     
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  6. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    Good point that's why I asked when it starts up
    I was thinking crab whats your opinion?
    Maybe even bermuda?
     
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  7. That Guy Gary

    That Guy Gary LawnSite Gold Member
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    Pretty sure it's nimblewill, Bermuda has a linear leaf as well and those look lanceloid.
     
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    ohio matt

    ohio matt LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 9

    Great, thanks guy! Im really leaning towards nimblewill, after doing some more examining this evening. That guy Gary, hit something else to, I remember this stuff being frost resistant as well. Looks like Im going to try some tenacity on it, unless someone disagrees.
     
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  9. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
    Messages: 18,777

    Can't hurt it works on bent grass too try a test area to see how it affects your good turf imo

    Post back with questions or resultsThumbs Up
     
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  10. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have this weed in some of the lawns I maintain as well.
     

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