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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    07 / 23 / 2013

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Kennesaw

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    wastingtime33

Notes:

This started as a small patch in my backyard and now has taken over half of my bermuda. The area is now 10ftX20ft and is getting out of control. Is this called Wire Grass and how to control it? Thanks.

Comments

  • bullfroghollow Master Identifier says:

    I have just known it as crabgrass, a relative of bermuda, much more aggressive. There are crabgrass killers but may kill your other lawn grasses as well.

    July 26th, 2013 at 8:18am

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    I think your best bet at identification would be to allow a small area of this to grow a seed head. Wiregrass is a name often used for common Bermuda. Common Bermuda grown in a finer textured hybrid Bermuda could look very similar to your specimen. This is an example of what common Bermuda or wiregrass can look like in a fine textured lawn http://plantdiagnostics.umd.edu/level3.cfm?causeID=810 This is a Bermuda grass seed head http://www.turfgrass.ncsu.edu/images/Plants/bermudagrass/web/P1060821.jpg. Wiregrass will quickly send up this seed head that should become evident after seven to ten days of growth. If this is a common Bermuda you’ve got a problem that only extensive renovation will help. Grow out the seed head to be sure. Hopefully it is not wiregrass.

    July 25th, 2013 at 11:41pm

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