Please ID these weeds, advice wanted

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by user123, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. user123

    user123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10


    Please see the pics of my yard, this is a house that I recently purchased. Unfortunately, the owner's husband passed away and she was unable to really invest in the yard. I am 99% sure it has never been fertilized nor de-weeded, and whatever grass was installed 7 years ago (age of house) is struggling and/or succombed to other forces.

    It is green (it doesnt look bad mowed, but...) however I would like to get it all grassed in, of course as economically as possible. Most of the yards in my area (San Antonio, Texas area) are Bermuda or St. Augustine.

    Please help me ID the weeds, and what weed killer is recommended. Also, any other tips that you can offer is appreciated.

    Thank You






  2. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    It's definately a type of sprayalotatrimecs
  3. NJT

    NJT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    Yellow Woodsorrel.
  4. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    yup, woodsorrel
  5. tbettis

    tbettis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    u have a mess...just rototill and startover
  6. AUHort1990

    AUHort1990 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    That would be about the WORSE thing you could do.
  8. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,257

    Runner is right. It's complicated with that much to clear up. But it can be done. Find out what your turf is to begin with. In TX, it could be St. Augustine. If you don't know or just do not have knowledge, call one of the pros in the phone book or contact the extention agent in your county. After you know your turf, know your weeds. A lot of turf cannot be treated with the same stuff that other people use. You must find out what turf is tolerent of different chemicals. Along with the yellow sorrel and speedwell, you may have some other stuff. We'll help identify them but you MUST help us by attaching a single plant, leaves, blades, and roots on white background as close up as you can get without blurrs.
    There's hope--never give up. A lot of chemicals like "Round-up" will kill everything including you grass. So do not guess and when in doubt--do nothing.
  9. Focal Point Landscapes

    Focal Point Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    That is not woodsorrell or speedwell - but a close up picture would be very helpful.
  10. user123

    user123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    will get some more pics online sometime tomorrow

    thanks everybody, you have been great!

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