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Date Photo Taken: 09/17/2012
Location: Macon, GA
Posted By: tstrick972

Notes:

We purchased a new home last year. Our yard is landscaped with centipede grass. However, in two areas a different type of grass is taking over. I’m new to all this and was thinking it might be bluegrass? I know it’s hard to tell from the pics but it’s a very thin bladed grass and as you can see it has already started to die for the winter. Any idea what it is and what i can do to keep it from coming back?

COMMENTS

  1. stone Unregistered says:

    It looks like Bermuda. It isn’t dying, but entering dormancy.

    It’s difficult to say, but it could also be crab grass… Which does die in the winter, and is fought with pre-emergents.

    If you figure out how to stop Bermuda, be sure to let the rest of us know.

    September 20th, 2012 at 8:11 am
  2. Mark Unregistered says:

    not sure from the pic, but it looks like common bermuda. I think it is diseased.

    September 20th, 2012 at 1:52 pm
  3. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Common bermuda grows much quicker than centipede. This time of year it browns easily when mowed and especially if it has a 7 to 10 day growth being cut. You can probably go 14 days easily on the centipede. Ah, but the problem is getting rid of the bermuda! As Stone said good luck! Visit a John Deere/Lesco garden center and ask about a product called Vantage. It will help suppress it. Centipede will do ok on soil as poor as a sharecroppers dirt. Drop the nitrogen from your program next year. The centipede will be a little yellow but, the bermuda will slow down.

    September 20th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

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