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Can someone for the love of god identify this stuff?

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My sister showed me essentially the same thing in her lawn this weekend.  Called it goose grass.

Now I am wondering if goose grass and Nutsedge are the same.

 

Sure looked like your picture;

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If you notice it in patches in early spring and its way lighter green when compared to your regular turfgrass, its probably annual bluegrass. Very common and hard to get of. It grows fast, produces seeds early, and tends to die out early but will come back next spring by seeds that germinate in late summer. It grows slowly into the fall, almost unnoticeable, survives the winter and then takes off in early spring to do its thing. Poa annua is the technical name if you want to look up how to control it. A pain in the neck here in NJ.

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That looks like the aforementioned annual Bluegrass! If it’s not excessive, yank it out, drop some desirable grass seed in the hole, walk away.

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2 hours ago, Pma531 said:

Closer picture of blades.

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A nice saying to point you in the general direction:

Rushes are round, sedges have edges, and grasses have joints maaannnnnnnnn

 

That being said, it does look like maybe Tall Fescue? Hard to say, could be a subspecies. How many seeds are on those branches of the seed head? Either way, gotta dig up the patches and seed with new if you're looking to eradicate. Hopefully you don't need to fully re-sod

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6 hours ago, Kphresh said:

A nice saying to point you in the general direction:

Rushes are round, sedges have edges, and grasses have joints maaannnnnnnnn

 

That being said, it does look like maybe Tall Fescue? Hard to say, could be a subspecies. How many seeds are on those branches of the seed head? Either way, gotta dig up the patches and seed with new if you're looking to eradicate. Hopefully you don't need to fully re-sod

 

yea it looks like a lot of tall fescue I just planted... on purpose!

 

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Pull a small clump out. Pick out an individual stem with attaches leaves. Gently pull the leaf away from the stem. What remains attached to the base of the leaf is called its ligule. Different types of grasses may have hairy, serrated , folded or even absent. Its one way of ID-ing types of grass. If you still have a hard time identifying it, take a clump of it in a plastic bag to your local coopGPoaannuaV1.jpg.5e7421286e0e43b9d49b26b6733fe347.jpgerative agriculture extension service office and they will help you.

"The ligule on annual bluegrass is an appendage at the base of the leaf blade that is long and membranous (it looks like scotch tape) .
 

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On 4/19/2021 at 0:39 PM, chessie_yaker said:

Napalm and start over :howdy:

The stuff is brutal. Mass death via Roundup could be your best option depending on how serious the infestation is

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Its Poa, a nuisance blue grass that loves cool weather water and fertilizer. It is considered a weed seed in many of the uncertified seed mixes and its in some grass seed mixes for athletic fields because it tends to green up and fill in during the cool to cold weather season. If you let is re-seed itself it will be all over your lawn in a few years

 

The stuff shows up in the early Spring, generally disappears during the hot weather, and then comes back in the Fall.

 

It is like centipede grass, the only way to get rid of it is with Roundup.  It spreads with both runners and seed.

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9 hours ago, Jay Blair said:

Its Poa, a nuisance blue grass that loves cool weather water and fertilizer. It is considered a weed seed in many of the uncertified seed mixes and its in some grass seed mixes for athletic fields because it tends to green up and fill in during the cool to cold weather season. If you let is re-seed itself it will be all over your lawn in a few years

 

The stuff shows up in the early Spring, generally disappears during the hot weather, and then comes back in the Fall.

 

It is like centipede grass, the only way to get rid of it is with Roundup.  It spreads with both runners and seed.

Would preemergent help if I put it down heavy in the fall/spring?

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It will definitely help with annual POA, crabgrass, and other annual grasses and weeds.  

 

You generally want to apply it about two weeks after the soil thaws or just before the forsythia is starting to bloom, otherwise you are wasting your money because the seeds have already started to sprout.

 

Late Summer and Early Fall is the time to kill weeds, feed, and reseed your lawn.

 

Most perennial grass plants live about 3 to 5 years so you need to patch and seed areas where you had weeds and over-seed weak areas in your lawn. It is good idea to use a slow release high nitrogen starter fertilizer just before you seed to give your grass seedlings a boost followed by a more balanced slow release Fertilizer in early November.

 

Fall followed by Spring are your best periods for growing most turf types of bluegrass and tall fescues. 

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On 4/16/2021 at 2:00 PM, coolhandfluke said:

tall fescue

 

Yes,specificallly,one that is gong to seed.The hormonal change involved in flowering(yes,those are "flowers") causes it to grow differently.Cut the flowering stem off and it will go back to "normal".

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