I need help with what type of Grass I have

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Date Photo Taken: February 24, 2011
Location: Winston, GA
Posted By: leswood


Here is a picture,We recently purchased this home and have no clue what type of grass this is. I have other pictures but I would be grateful for any help you can give. Thanks


  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    It looks like you have a Bermuda lawn. The little green weeds are likely Poa. Walter addresses that weed here http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/annual-bluegrass-poa-annua-control/
    It would be my guess that your lawn was treated in the fall with a preemergent that has helped some with winter weed control. An untreated bermuda lawn by this time of year is potentially carpeted with weeds of several varieties. If this is a fairly representative picture of your lawn it is the absence of other weeds that lead me to believe your lawn was treated at least once last fall.
    There are some home grown professionals near you that can help with free advice! http://www.westgeorgiagreenassociation.org/wggadrctry.htm

    February 27th, 2011 at 9:16 pm
  2. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    I think it’s early to see bluegrass clumps…might be fescue instead.

    March 2nd, 2011 at 4:35 pm
  3. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Maybe Walter but Poa in untreated or undertreated bermuda was clumping rather nicely in late February this year.

    March 3rd, 2011 at 7:43 pm
  4. Southern Garden Coach Flower Fanatic says:

    If there is any doubt about the identity of a clump of cool season grass, pull it up! Fescue will be red or maroon at the base of the leaves, Poa annua will be white. Poa also has the ‘boat hull’ shape at the tips of the leaves, fescue does not.

    March 5th, 2011 at 9:45 pm
  5. Leslie Unregistered says:

    Thank you all for the response, I have looked and looked and could it be Zoysia (spelling?)
    I am 100 % positive this was not treated with a preemergent as it was a foreclosed home that had been vacant for a year before we bought it in November. It is greening up but we have lots of weeds and several spots that need to be reseeded. If it is zoysia (again spelling) what is the best “feed and Seed” to use. It is situated on a slope so we have some spots that we need to put some grass as they are bare. I am such a gardening rookie I have no clue what to do I just am really wanting a beautiful lawn?

    April 9th, 2011 at 12:12 pm
  6. Bobby Unregistered says:

    A calendar for Zoysia lawn care can be found here
    Also Dr Gil Landry from UGA has an informative publication about zoysia maintenance here
    Don’t forget you local professionals. Most will be happy to advise you regarding the growing conditions of your lawn and turf type. Your slope and sun orientation may present a challenge that would need to be addressed for your specific weed, feed, and maintenance program.

    April 10th, 2011 at 7:40 pm
  7. bill hayne Unregistered says:

    On your Saturday show you mentioned that a lawn calendar was available for zoysia. I clicked on the above address but it came up as “page not available”. I enjoy your radio show.

    February 1st, 2015 at 1:24 pm
  8. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Bill try this link: http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/thomas/anr/documents/ZoysiaCalendar.pdf

    February 3rd, 2015 at 10:55 am
  9. Absolute Green Landscaping Apprentice says:

    I have certainly seen Poa sprouting earlier than that. I am 40 minutes north of Atlanta.

    November 7th, 2015 at 6:38 pm

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