Is this a weed or grass ?

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Old 04-22-16, 03:03 PM
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Is this a weed or grass ?

Hello All,

My yard is a disaster and I'm trying to make it right.

I have these types of tall grass throughout my yard and it doesn't appear to match the good grass:

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I also have this type of grass that appeared after my "landscaper" put down straw last summer:

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What type of granule based weed killer can I use to kill these if they are weed as I suspect?
 
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Old 04-22-16, 03:18 PM
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Probably just a broad leaf weed.. You should get good results doing the 4 step process thats common.. Fertilizer with halts... weed and feed, summer guard.. and winter survival fert..

Whats your location though? We need to know the grass type...
 
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Old 04-23-16, 05:42 AM
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I live in Knoxville TN and I have fescue.

I took better pics. Are these weeds?

This grass looks like straw:

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This grass looks like wheat

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It grows on my property in east tenn as well. I'm not sure of the name but it's a weed although with my poor soil I let it grow in my yard ..... as long as it's green
 
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Quackgrass . . funny name. I think that could be used to describe another type of grass that is legal in Colorado.

Anyway! Is there a granule based herbicide that I can use to kill the quackgrass?
 
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Anyway! Is there a granule based herbicide that I can use to kill the quackgrass?
Probably just a broad leaf weed.. You should get good results doing the 4 step process thats common.. Fertilizer with halts... weed and feed, summer guard.. and winter survival fert..

Scotts Step 2 Weed Control Plus Lawn Fertilizer-Lawn Care-Scotts
 
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How can I be sure that this product will work on quackgrass?
 
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Old 04-24-16, 12:40 PM
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Does anyone know if this Scott's product is confirmed to eliminate quack grass
 
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Weeds vs Grass

The Scotts product pictured above is for broad leaf weeds.
 
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Actually no.. The products with halts is what prevents germination in the spring.. But the only way I read to get rid of quack grass is products like round up...

http://www.bachmans.com/Garden-Care/...sandQuackgrass
 
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Old 04-26-16, 02:16 PM
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The product that Roundup makes kills my Fescue and Quackgrass. I want to keep the fescue
 
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Just checking back in to see if anyone knows of a product that I can use that won't kill my fescue but will eliminate the quackgrass.
 
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Old 05-01-16, 06:47 AM
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Only thing you can do is put down another treatment of crabgrass preventer..

Seed the lawn every fall..

You need to put down the crabgrass preventer at the right time every year..

Once you get a healthy thick lawn it should chock out the weeds..

Its a long process...

If you want fast results youll have to kill the lawn and start over...

How bad could it be though?
 
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This may be an east coast thing but I use johnathan green products only and do their 4 step program...

Buy Lawn Fertilizer | Jonathan Green Lawn & Garden Care Products
 
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It's not bad enough to kill the lawn.

My other thought was using a service like Scotts or Trulawn (i think thats their name) to do treatments. But if you think that they would just do the same thing your recommending, I'd rather do it myself.
 
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Keep posting pics of the seed head as it matures. Its definitely not quackgrass... seed head is wrong.
 
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Old 05-02-16, 04:52 AM
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Awesome, will do! the grass was just cut a couple of days ago. I will try to get more pix in a few days.
 
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Could be a variation of quackgrass I guess.
 
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We use RoundUp as a selective herbicide in my neighborhood by pouring it into a cup and using a brush to 'paint' the leaves or blades of the plant we want removed.
 
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Old 05-06-16, 06:18 AM
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Keep posting pics of the seed head as it matures. Its definitely not quackgrass... seed head is wrong.
I have two different looking weeds. One appears to look like a straw:

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This one appears to look like wheat with a bunch of seed looking things at the top of the grass

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Any help on identifying what these are would be great. I'd like to be able to find these listed on the back of a herbicide so I know it will kill these and at the same time not kill my fescue.
 
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