Overgrown Zosia or something else?

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Steve, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. Steve

    Steve LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from NE FL
    Messages: 1,599

    Grass was in the shade and soggy part of yard, even tho it was mowed about 3 weeks ago some as front, it was considerably overgrown. z1.jpg z2.jpg z4.jpg

    here is the front which you could tell was different and considerably shorter.
  2. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 5,788

    You mention soggy and the 2nd pic looks like sedge
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,362

    Looks like tall fescue to me.
    That Guy Gary likes this.
  4. That Guy Gary

    That Guy Gary LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,412

    That's definitely not sedge, I don't work with a lot of fescue but I think Riggle is right.

    It's not Zoysia, look at the thatch (or lack of) compared to the zoysia front.
  5. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,848

  6. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Jersey
    Messages: 4,478

    Doesn't Zoysia go dormant there too. If so this will help eliminate it or others that don't.
  7. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Jersey
    Messages: 4,478


    Common Name: fescue, tall
    Species: Schedonorus phoenix (Scop.) Holub
    Bayer Code: FESAR

    Tall fescue is the most widely grown cool-season species in North Carolina. For a cool-season species, tall fescue is tolerant to heat and drought, disease resistant, and persists with minimum care. It has a tendency to clump due to its bunch-type growth habit and may need to be re-seeded each year in areas that exhibit thin growth patterns due to excessive summer stresses. Tall fescue is easily confused with Kentucky bluegrass, annual ryegrass, and perennial ryegrass. However, Kentucky bluegrass has a boat-shaped leaf tip and distinctive light-colored lines on both sides of the midrib. Tall fescue has rolled vernation in the leaf bud and perennial ryegrass has folded vernation. Also, tall fescue has rough leaf blade margins whereas annual and perennial ryegrass have smooth ones. Tall fescue and perennial ryegrass both have non-clasping auricles, whereas annual ryegrass has clasping auricles. The backside of the tall fescue leaf blade is less glossy than that of annual ryegrass. [​IMG]
    [Click on image to view plant details]
    [​IMG]© copyright 2000-2012 North Carolina State University
    [​IMG] TurfFiles is funded by the Center for Turfgrass Environmental Research & Education (CENTERE) through public and private grants.
  8. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,204

    zoysia doesn't grow fast so it's not zoysia.
  9. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,854

    Zoysia can grow extremely fast if it is a Japonica selection. That looks like Empire, El Toro or else Japonica seed sold at Home Depot. Garbage grasses.
  10. KerbDMK

    KerbDMK LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,386

    I have no idea what kind of grass that is, living so far away from me, but it’s not likely to be tall fescue, notice how un-clumpy it is.

Share This Page