Please help identify this weed/grass on lawn?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by thecrew, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. thecrew

    thecrew LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Need some help identifying this and need to know if there is any alternative to digging it up and reseeding - located in wisconsin if that helps at all.

    Thanks in advance for any help.


  2. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    Tall Fescue!
    Clumping variety as this is how it grows here!
    Sulfuron chemicals are useful.
    Digging this stuff out is going to be a chore. The roots are usually deep and you will need to get out a much as possible and replace the areas with more soil and reseed when season allows in your area.
    Down South, I use Image and MSMA to control and knock this stuff out. Do not use this on cool season grass. When the temps are 100 here, the stuff dies out....
  3. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,126

    Sulfurons will do the job in cool season grasses, they will also convert the lawn to 100% Kentucky blue grass. Ryegrasses and fescues are killed by most sulfonlyurea herbicides.
  4. recliner5

    recliner5 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 105

    what sulfonlyurea herbicide would I ask for? thanks
  5. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,126

    Certainty or Corsair. Are you sure you want to kill everything but the KBG. To a warm season grass person like myself, the idea of a mixed grass lawn is a nightmare. In the cool season areas, mixed lawns are done for a good reason. Back in the old days, I heard about lawns being pure stands of a named cultivar of KBG, the maintenance on those was much like what I need to do on warm season grass.

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