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Lawn Grass I.D?
« on: June 07, 2019, 03:56:35 PM »
Hey Guys,

I've been toying over either re-seeding or throwing down Bermuda sod in my front yard.
I reside outside of Birmingham, AL...so it gets mighty hot & humid during the summer months.

Before I invest in either of these options, I took note of what is growing thick and hearty in my yard, yet it's a grass I'm unfamilar with.
If I can find the seeds for this I can match my current grass and seed it into bare spots.
Currently this grass covers about 85% of my yard.
If no one can ID by my pics, where could I send some clipping samples to and obtain a positive ID?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Lawn Grass I.D?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2019, 04:29:58 PM »
St. Augustine grass perhaps

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Re: Lawn Grass I.D?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2019, 05:58:03 PM »
After looking @ tons of pics...it may be crabgrass! :P :embarassed:

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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2019, 06:24:46 PM »
It does look like that at first but crabgrass tends to grow sideways and looks less organized. I have plenty of that. I really think its st. Augustine 

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Re: Lawn Grass I.D?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2019, 07:16:22 PM »
I've always kinda liked crab grass and dandelions  :)
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2019, 07:25:22 PM »
I'm indifferent to crabgrass, but I especially like dandelions. One place I lived was almost pure dandelion in the backyard. It would alternate between white puffs and yellow flowers. Amazing to see really. I'd be surprised if my yard now was 50% "desirable" grasses. There's a little bit of everything in the yard. Some of the flowers I mow around til I get tired of it, or they quit blooming. I don't care what's in the yard as long as it keeps the dirt from washing away.

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Re: Lawn Grass I.D?
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2019, 08:20:58 PM »
Not St. Augustine, Bermuda, Zoyzia, Bahaia, or Centipede.  

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Re: Lawn Grass I.D?
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2019, 08:23:35 PM »
Nutsedge.
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2019, 08:25:49 PM »
Definitely not zoysia or nutsedge.

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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2019, 08:27:21 PM »
Nutsedge is bright green, has a starlike seed pod and is round at the base.  Not nutsedge.

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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2019, 08:29:44 PM »
I always thought it was nutsedge, because thats what I was told.  Upon looking it up, its clearly not nutsedge.  We have lots of it around us, but I guess I dont know what it is.
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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2019, 08:33:39 PM »
I've seen the OP's stuff before, and I think I might have some in my yard, but I don't know what to call it. It's nice to walk on. Crabgrass isn't so nice to walk on. It's stemmy, and spreads like cancer. The stalks drop down and sprout roots. I guess that's why it's called crabgrass. Crab=cancer, but I don't know why. I should look that up sometime.

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Re: Lawn Grass I.D?
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2019, 09:00:07 PM »
Well, maybe you have a new species!  Get a patent on it and make a fortune :D  I suppose you have a lot of rain through the summer.  It doesn't look drought tolerant so no-go for me ;)
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2019, 09:18:01 PM »
I've seen the OP's stuff before, and I think I might have some in my yard, but I don't know what to call it. It's nice to walk on. Crabgrass isn't so nice to walk on. It's stemmy, and spreads like cancer. The stalks drop down and sprout roots. I guess that's why it's called crabgrass. Crab=cancer, but I don't know why. I should look that up sometime.
Exactly.  Its great to walk on with bare feet.
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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2019, 09:52:14 PM »
Crabgrass grows out from the center horizontally and by mid summer a clump of crabgrass looks like a #1 Jimmy.

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« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2019, 12:19:55 AM »
It's called Quack grass, I have it here too. 
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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2019, 06:13:34 AM »
Does it have a white root? Pull one piece and there will be 3-4-5 more growing on the same root? I fight something that kinda looks like that in my garden. I don't really know the name of it,but I call it a few names. :D It will spread fast and take over. Great for a lawn,not so much for a garden.
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« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2019, 06:25:55 AM »
Does it have a white root? Pull one piece and there will be 3-4-5 more growing on the same root? I fight something that kinda looks like that in my garden. I don't really know the name of it,but I call it a few names. :D It will spread fast and take over. Great for a lawn,not so much for a garden.
Take a look @ the pic with roots intact and tell me what you think it may be.

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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2019, 09:42:06 AM »
I did look at the picture but did not really look like a white root with "hair" for another piece of grass. Or I should say pieces.  ;D
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« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2019, 02:17:14 AM »
It's called Quack grass, I have it here too.
Hmm...my grass seems to lack the classic "auricles" common to Quack Grass. Did you plant it & is there a way to buy seeds for it?
My wife actually likes it.
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