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Thick bladed, light color grass among regular grass

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by fprintf, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. fprintf

    fprintf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    I have a 9 year old lawn that I hire a professional to handle fertilization and weedkilling. Overall I am very happy with my lawn care company, however this is the first year that I am seeing large spots of very thick patches of wide bladed, light color grass among the darker narrow bladed grass. I much prefer the narrow darker grass.

    My lawn guy came and applied a weed killer that seemed to take care of any crabgrass I had around, but barely touched these thick patches. I have uploaded some pictures in hopes that someone can tell me what species this is that is invading my pride and joy.

    I did install a sprinkler system this year, but the patches are not necessarily where the pre-emergent was disturbed.

    Thanks in advance for the help!





  2. fprintf

    fprintf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

  3. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Tell your lawn guy his blades need to be sharpened...
  4. fprintf

    fprintf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Interestingly, this was the first or second cut after I sharpened my blades. I see what you mean, though, that the ends of all the blades of grass are brown and a few of them somewhat ripped.

    It is a very sharp blade, at least I thought it was!!! I think it is perhaps time to get some new blades professionally sharpened, and get the old ones sharpened as spares.
  5. mr mow

    mr mow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    thought you said it was cut by someone else professionally?
  6. mr mow

    mr mow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    oh, i had to re-read...its not cut professionally. i do that from time to time.

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