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Old 16-05-2009, 02:15 AM posted to triangle.gardens
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Default Terrible weed in yard - wont go away!

This stuff looks like bamboo, but it is a grass species of some sort.
I used a ton of weed killer and it came right back. The roots are
several inches deep, and appear to grow horizontally.

In the winter it appears dead, brown in color.


How do I get rid of it?


Here are two pictures


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action=view&current=DSCN0768.jpg" target="_blank"img src="http://
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action=view&current=DSCN0769.jpg" target="_blank"img src="http://
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I have no clue what it is but what did you spray with, a pre-mix or did you mix it yourself. Roundup will kill anything, but it must be the right kind, they have different kinds, and it must be the right concentration. Read the back of the label or go online to their website to see if you can see the grass in their promos.
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Default Terrible weed in yard - wont go away!

On Fri, 15 May 2009 17:15:59 -0700 (PDT) in A good person wrote:
This stuff looks like bamboo, but it is a grass species of some sort.
I used a ton of weed killer and it came right back. The roots are
several inches deep, and appear to grow horizontally.

In the winter it appears dead, brown in color.


It's common bermuda.



How do I get rid of it?


If you're okay with dead spots in the lawn until fall,
spot treatment with glyphosphate (roundup) works.

If your lawn is fescue, fenoxaprop (Bayer Advanced Bermuda Grass Control)
is the one you can buy in most stores.
If your lawn is zoysia, there's Fluazifop (Fusilade, Fusilade II,
Fertilome Over-The-Top Weed and Grass Killer, Ortho Grass-B-Gon grass killer)
I've been looking for this in stores all year because it's approved for
bermudagrass control in asaparagus in the US. This can be obtained from
rosecare.com. A quart will cost you $80, and should last you several
lifetimes.
If your lawn is centipede or st augustine, then sethoxydim (Grass Getter,
Poast, Vantage).

And if you have a centipede lawn, you can organically control the bermuda
grass by letting the pH fall (Stop liming the lawn and get a soil test),
and stop applying nitrogen fertilizer to the lawn.

And if you have no idea what your lawn is, i suggest astroturf, or
start planting a turf grade bermuda (And **** off your neighbors).

Warning, warning, warning... Controlling grassy weeds in a lawn is very
similar in concept to chemotherapy in humans. The herbicides you apply
are toxic to your lawn, but not as toxic as they are to the targetted weeds.
While the "More more more" aproach works with herbicides and poison ivy,
it doesn't work with lawns. Control will be slow. Using more than
directed *WILL* kill your lawn, and then it would
have been cheaper to just spray roundup on the whole lawn.

And get a soil test. Improved nutrition for your lawn is generally
more helpful than anything else.



Here are two pictures


http://s194.photobucket.com/albums/z...ction=view&cur...


http://s194.photobucket.com/albums/z...ction=view&cur...


a href="http://s194.photobucket.com/albums/z116/scoobygeorge/?
action=view&current=DSCN0768.jpg" target="_blank"img src="http://
i194.photobucket.com/albums/z116/scoobygeorge/DSCN0768.jpg"
border="0"
alt="Photobucket"/a


a href="http://s194.photobucket.com/albums/z116/scoobygeorge/?
action=view&current=DSCN0769.jpg" target="_blank"img src="http://
i194.photobucket.com/albums/z116/scoobygeorge/DSCN0769.jpg"
border="0"
alt="Photobucket"/a


Thanks!




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