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Re: Fescue Variant?
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2021, 08:31:52 PM »
Well @Southside, this is some amazing crabgrass weather this summer. I hope youíre happy!  8)  Heat, rain, humidity, sunshine  - itís perfect for your DanG crabgrass. Wiregrass too.

Itís a jungle here and I canít beat it back fast enough. Itís either raining, too wet to cut, or too hot and humid for humans. :(  Been bushogging around the edges of the fields. Mostly crabgrass and wiregrass. Tough stuff. Not cutting well. I could use some of your cows for a while, or maybe just send the disc mower and square baler over here. I just canít guarantee itíll get dry enough to bale though.

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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2021, 08:44:09 PM »
Funny - I just came up from checking the cows and on the way walked by some crab that was grazed about a week ago.  They will be on a paddock for no more than 24 hours and I try to leave 4" of residual behind when they leave.  Anyway I just told my wife that is already up to the top of my boots!!!  For sure I am loving it!!  Big improvement over last year fore sure - things were hot, dry, and dusty right now and somehow it was still humid out.  Even still - I HATE August.  ;D
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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2021, 09:14:18 PM »
Yeah, itís odd.  August is usually hot and dusty with no rain but plenty of humidity. Everything is dried up and brown. Mowing the lawn is sporadic, but dusty. I hate it.  This year thereís rain every few days, hot and really humid, lush fast-growing grass, lawn, weeds, corn, etc.  Mow the lawn every four days just to keep up. I hate it.  I guess no matter what, thereís no way to like august. But at least youíve got good grazing down there at your place.

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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2021, 09:31:15 PM »
Makes up for June this year - that was getting scary.  May was dry, June just made it worse.  Even the Johnson Grass didn't show up until almost July - and I usually see it about late April.  I have been told that over in the valley they are feeding baleage already - looks like the middle east there, no rain for a long time.  
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« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2021, 05:44:24 PM »
I'm in Winter Rye mode now... a seed shortage in the area though!! :embarassed: ::)

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« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2021, 07:49:21 AM »
Looks like a fescue to me.  We grow a couple at our nursery, Festuca glauca and F.g. 'Elijah Blue'.  Both are clump forming and very,very poor at spreading by seed.  Landscapes planted with F.g.'E.B.' often have the same original clumps 10 yrs later, bigger yes but they didn't infill by seed is my point.  What you picture looks like to me is a F. ovina spp.  BUT, I'm in the PWN not AL and grasses are difficult.
If you want to convert your yard to this my suggestion is to dig up and divide the clumps you have and replant them right before they put on their growth spurt, for us this is Feb.  I would also spray your weeds first.
The grass in your picture is not a fast or easy spreader, hence it's sparse coverage.  Your transplants will need to be very close to each other to fill in.
My 2 cents, fwiw.


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