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What weed is this?

DiyDave

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Gambrills, MD
If it weren't too early in the season, I'd say that that looks like nutsedge, either purple or yellow. If the picture is of something from last year, let me know! On fast growing weeds like this, even when I'm not 100% sure of its ID, I would use roundup in a wick wiper, if it's just a small area. Some clearer pictures would help. Get pics of root/crown area, collar areas, and seed heads, if possible.:waving:
 

Turf66

LawnSite Member
Corsair is for grassy weeds, which is what that is. It does look similar to the sedge family. Three-way is mostly broadleaf weeds. The lesco website will allow you to look at product labels, check there. You might as well get about $2000.00 worth of specialty weed killers in your arsenal to kill all of those pesky weeds, but be for-warned you can hold all of them in one hand!!! ALL OF THEM!! good luck!
 
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mlong30

LawnSite Member
If the picture is of something from last year, let me know!
I took these two days ago. I haven't cut my yard in 3 weeks since my lawnmower is in the shop. So this gives me a chance to see what I really have in my yard.

I would use roundup in a wick wiper, if it's just a small area.
What is a wick wiper? This is all over my yard in the back, and a little in the front.

Some clearer pictures would help. Get pics of root/crown area, collar areas, and seed heads, if possible.:waving:
Hopefully this is better.



I have this on the side of my yard but no dandelions. Is this also a grassy weed?



Thanks.

Matt
 

DiyDave

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Gambrills, MD
Now that I get a closer look, and know that the pics are current, I can rule out nutsedge. Looks closer to canada bluegrass or a similar grassy weed. What a wick wiper is is a 6' long piece of 1" pvc plastic pipe with a tee fitting at the bottom end, with 2 2 to 3" nipples inserted into the tee. Inserted into these nipples are special end caps with rubber bushings. Inserted into both of these end caps is a special cotton rope, about 1/2 " in diameter. The idea of this contraption is that roundup solution, 1-2 % A.I. is poured into handle, and flows out the rope(wick). Rope is wet like a sponge, not dripping. You take the wiper and sweep back and forth over the taller weeds, getting the roundup on the taller weed, sparing the shorter, Desirable grass. If you are looking for one of these, suggest you try Gemplers, or A.M. Leonard. Maybe one of this site's sponsers carry them, as well.payup
 

Capemay Eagle

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Capemay NJ
I am just curious, did this weed turn a fluorescent green color and stand out like a sore thumb early in the spring, before the lawn greened up??. I had something like this out on the side, and my fiancee even noticed it and asked me what that was.
 

leejp

LawnSite Member
Now that I get a closer look, and know that the pics are current, I can rule out nutsedge. Looks closer to canada bluegrass or a similar grassy weed. What a wick wiper is is a 6' long piece of 1" pvc plastic pipe with a tee fitting at the bottom end, with 2 2 to 3" nipples inserted into the tee. Inserted into these nipples are special end caps with rubber bushings. Inserted into both of these end caps is a special cotton rope, about 1/2 " in diameter. The idea of this contraption is that roundup solution, 1-2 % A.I. is poured into handle, and flows out the rope(wick). Rope is wet like a sponge, not dripping. You take the wiper and sweep back and forth over the taller weeds, getting the roundup on the taller weed, sparing the shorter, Desirable grass. If you are looking for one of these, suggest you try Gemplers, or A.M. Leonard. Maybe one of this site's sponsers carry them, as well.payup
Is this it?

http://www.sideswipeinc.com/



Kind of pricey...
 
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