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Re: Lawn Grass I.D?
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2019, 08:14:48 AM »
Did not plant it, but we don't use any herbicide on our grazing land so I see a wide variety of grasses that have either been in the soil a long time or get deposited by a deer, bird, etc. 

Let it go to seed and collect it yourself. There is a gentleman in Oklahoma who started that way with improved varieties of crab grass and now has a very successful business and several named varieties he produces. His stuff makes for great forage. 
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« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2019, 08:19:20 AM »
Take a small patch of your grass to someone for id.  You have Southern States there.  Some of them  have good turf people on staff and can very helpful and give you a positive ID.  Some don't have the right people - it just depends.  Somewhere close to you there's a turf store that can help.  It's hard to ID precisely by the pictures.  It looks like some type of lawn grass, but what exactly?
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« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2019, 10:54:37 AM »
We have that in our flower beds. It originated from bird seed.
No Idea what it is. Always thought it was a type of crab grass.
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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2019, 03:14:48 PM »
Thanks for all the feedback.
Contacted the Alabama A&M/Auburn County extension today about sending some clippings for positive ID.

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« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2019, 02:31:28 PM »
***UPDATE***

Here is the dreaded news! :-\ ::) :P
Never seen crabgrass look so green, fluffy, and pretty...yet I'm not a grass guru either!

Hello Reggie Turner,
 
The weed is crabgrass. The attachment will list some herbicides to control the weed.
  
Thank you,

Nelson D. Wynn, Regional Extension Agent
205-669-6763

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« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2019, 02:45:19 PM »
Well there you have it from the experts. Now what?

It must be quite different down there as a perennial. Up here youd have bare ground from October through May. People put down a pre emergent in late March to control it in lawns.

Let us know how things turn out.

Thanks for the official ID.
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« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2019, 03:13:27 PM »
If it's a perrennial it's not crab. You could also try Chris Teusch at University of Kentucky, he is a grass guru. 
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« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2019, 03:42:46 PM »
Our crab grass grows year round. We have one called goose grass too.
Doing a quick search ther's a bunch of different kinds of crab grass.
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« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2019, 04:39:34 PM »
Yep. So it seems.

One thing I know for sure: If you put in zoysia plugs, in a year or so you will have a pure zoysia yard without getting rid of anything existing. Zoysia will crowd out everything. Even without fertilizer and adjusting ph.

Sure, it goes dormant in the winter and turns brown (here), but so what?  Brown is the color of winter, with occasional whiteness.


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« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2019, 04:45:35 PM »
Ours ion this side of Florida only browns if there is a "good" frost which maybe happens once every couple 2 or 3 years otherwise it's growing.
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« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2019, 09:51:41 PM »
If it's a perrennial it's not crab. You could also try Chris Teusch at University of Kentucky, he is a grass guru.
Thanks for the possible connection.
BTW...is there an email/contact info for Chris Teusch via their website or do you have his info?
I'd really like to get 2nd opinion.

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« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2019, 10:30:58 PM »
I sent you a PM with his contact info.  
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« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2019, 04:31:30 AM »
My first thoughts was crab grass as well. I have one spot in the small garden that I have to pull all summer. I now even use roundup around the edges which also has mulch down.

What I am using on the lawn to reseed is timothy and clover mix. Both are hardy in our winters up here. $90 for 25 kg bag, versus $15 for 1 kg bag of exotic grass from the high mark up hardware stores. Which do you think is the better buy? :D And yes it is growing well here in the gravelly soil. ;)
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« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2019, 08:57:08 PM »
I sent you a PM with his contact info.  
Thanks Jim,
I've spoken with him via email and he confirmed that it was crabgrass 
and sent some great pics to help as well.
I'll bear with it this season and either go with Bermuda or Zoysia next yr.

Just sent him one last inquiry concerning just having crabgrass in the
backyard in lieu of having, "little to no grass"...which is my current status. LOL
Decent greenery is my only stipulation for the backyard...with the exception of Johnson Grass! :D :embarassed:
Thanks for the help.
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