pastailum weed/grass..not sure

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by LAWN TECHNIQUES, Feb 12, 2006.


    LAWN TECHNIQUES LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    I have a customer that has (he calls it pastailum grass), some call it cow grass, in the fall it turns a reddish tent. Is anyone familar with this and can anyone help me figure out how and what to use to get rid of this out of his lawn...THANKS, SHANE
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    you may need to spray it with round up and then reseed the lawn
  3. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    it's paspalum (probably bahia).

    roundup will work, as will msma., problem is that the roundup is not selective, and depending on the other truf variety you may not be able to use msma either
  4. JimKelley

    JimKelley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Could also be Dallisgrass, a cousin to bahia. If it has 3 seed heads it is dallisgrass, 2 seed heads is bahia. MSMA will control bahia easily after the daytime temps get up to 90. Dallisgrass can also be controlled with MSMA but it will take many applications if the clump is very large. In that case round-up in a spot application may be the onlly solution.
  5. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,584

    Take a sample to your ag extension station. They'll tell you what it is.

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