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Weed Identification - Bermuda grass North Carolina

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by SReddy, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. SReddy

    SReddy LawnSite Member
    from cary
    Messages: 2


    Could you please help me in identifying weeds from attached photos. Grass is Tifway 419 Bermuda and location is CARY. North Carolina.
    As well if you could help me in selecting right herbicide for getting rid of these. Temperatures are in mid 40's these days (Day temp high's in 50-60's and night lows in 30's).

    Have put pre-emergent 2 weeks back (Andersons 0.48 Barricade Herbicide), and not sure what to use as spray to get rid of these emerged weeds.

    Thank you for your help. Appreciated.










  2. TurfWerks

    TurfWerks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    A good broadleaf weed control for everything EXCEPT the 1st 3 pictures. Thats annual blue grass. Revolver works well if its bermuda or zoysia.
    sjessen and hort101 like this.
  3. takervader

    takervader LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 546

    Poa annua is the top pictures, bluegrass. Its your fall preemergent that stops that one, it was actually growing low all winter.

    Poa will be nuked by Certainty or Metsulfuron-Methyl (MSM), and add a basic 3-way (2-4D, MCPP, Dicamba, basically most generic weed control sprays) and you should just attack everything green right now and it'll die. Certainty is expensive but its good to use later this summer on sedges in bermuda too, and it takes very little to do the job.

    They will work slower with cold weather but you'll walk outside in 10-14 days and it'll all be brown and dying.
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  4. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
    Messages: 20,631

    Picture number 4 looks like pansy or violets
    CorgiTurf and cotyledon like this.
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,543

    Agree mostly. Poa, hairy bittercress and chickweed.
    Get a licensed and experienced company to do the work.
    Smart treatments in the fall will prevent most of this. Fall broadleaf control and a pre -emergent for poa (annual bluegrass).
    Winter annuals are a problem about this time of year--a few weeks before the first mowing.
    hort101 likes this.
  6. OP

    SReddy LawnSite Member
    from cary
    Messages: 2

    thank you all for your help. Appreciated very much.

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