What is this weed?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by forgop, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. forgop

    forgop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    It's different than my crabgrass and I've never seen it until this year. This stuff grows 2-3 times faster than the rest of my lawn. Is there anything I can put on it now to kill it off? Thanks!!!


  2. mrkosar

    mrkosar LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 680

    sedgehammer from lesco.
  3. forgop

    forgop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    Thanks for the response. After doing some digging around, I think I've got it identified and will try to get something to kill it off. It keeps spreading and for what it's worth, seems to be growing the thickest in a small area that I didn't put down any crabgrass preventative.
  4. Echelon

    Echelon LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 95

    looks like yellow nutsedge to me, ah, sorry, you did put that in your topic i see now. man, ive got to read it all before i post...
  5. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    Used sedgehammer for the first time last week.....good stuff!!
  6. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    Do not pull it.

    It will probably take 2-3 seasons to completely get rid of it.

    As stated before Sedgehammer from Lesco will kill it best.
  7. forgop

    forgop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    Thanks for the responses. I stopped at Lesco and picked up a box of the sedgehammer. $16 for 1k sq feet.

    I just cut the grass on Monday, so I'll probably spray on Friday or so to give it a little more time to grow. There's no real chance for rain until Sunday, so then I'd maybe wait until around Wednesday before mowing again to give it a little more time. Hopefully I can get this stuff killed off this fall.
  8. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    It's an excellent product. If I'm not mistaken, the rain shouldn't cause any concern. I believe the time period for the product to be absorbed before any watering is only an hour or so. Make sure you follow directions and use a surfactant. Good Luck.
  9. forgop

    forgop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    What is that?
  10. LawnJohn

    LawnJohn LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Messages: 147

    Surfactant = Spreader Sticker.

    Indeed it's yellow nutsedge.. I just sprayed a 2k property with plenty of it yesterday..

    Loves water.. so if you irrigate a lot, you may want to taper off some until you get it under control.


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