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Identify This Missouri Grass Weed

Post by Apoptosis » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:09 am

My neighbor has some crazy weeds taking over his yard... Just started this summer... They are easy to pull out and are growing amazingly fast and spreading. Here are some pictures of his yard:
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Anyone have any idea what this is? It is starting to come into my yard and fast.
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Re: Identify This Missouri Grass Weed

Post by skier » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:26 pm

have that same stuff here too, just started like 5 years ago and spreads like wildfire, the problem with it aside from looking like crap is that it grows much faster than normal grass and mower blades have a harder time with it so you have to go slower(assuming you want it totally cut w/out random blades of grass sticking up) and only like half of it actually can get picked up (assuming you bag it)

for us that stuff popped up in the wettest areas of our lawn and spread, i'd say not watering it much might keep it away but it might spread anyway

I'd also be very interested if anyone finds a solution to this crap grass as it's covering about an acre and a half here

on another note, ever have moles?
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Re: Identify This Missouri Grass Weed

Post by Sporg » Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:56 pm

I have that stuff too. I think it's a wild grass, but not sure what the name is. For me it shows up in the wetter part of the lawn. Good luck getting rid of it. For me it's the worst in August when the rest of my lawn is dying it will be the only thing flourishing.
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Re: Identify This Missouri Grass Weed

Post by Apoptosis » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:07 am

well, I found out what it is...

It's Nutsedge or Nut Grass

It is supposed to be hard as heck to get rid of and you need to get a nutsedge killer. Sprays like Weed-B-Gone Max won't do a thing to it. That sucks as I just bought a bottle and applied it yesterday.

There is a product out there just for sedges called Sedgehammer (used to be called Manage) - http://www.gowanco.com/ProductInfo~pid~ ... er%20.aspx
"SedgeHammer herbicide knocks out nutsedge without injury to turfgrass, established ornamentals, shrubs, and/or trees. SedgeHammer provides post-emergence control of both purple and yellow nutsedge. SedgeHammer also controls many broadleaf weeds and suppresses kyllinga. "
I looked for it yesterday here in Missouri and couldn't find it at Home Depot, Lowes or Rural King. The product kills just three things: Purple Nutsedge, Yellow Nutsedge and Kyllinga.

The bad thing? 1.33oz of SedgeHammer sells for $119.95 - http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/sedge ... -1340.html
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Re: Identify This Missouri Grass Weed

Post by Sporg » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:12 am

Well that certainly explains a few things. I never could figure out the name of what it was. Wow, that stuff's expensive! Have you checked Ace out yet? I'll let you know if I come up with a cheaper solution.
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Re: Identify This Missouri Grass Weed

Post by Apoptosis » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:10 am

Sporg wrote:Well that certainly explains a few things. I never could figure out the name of what it was. Wow, that stuff's expensive! Have you checked Ace out yet? I'll let you know if I come up with a cheaper solution.
Well I found individual packs that spot treat 1,000 square feet.
.9 Gram Container: Remove water soluble bag from the foil packet and drop into 1 gallon of water. The 0.9 grams will cover 1,000 sq ft.
I found a local mom and pop nursery that does carry SedgeHammer, so I will grab a couple packs and treat my front yard. From what I can see online the .9 Gram packs sell for $10-$12 each. Not sure what they charge locally, but it is worth a shot.
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Re: Identify This Missouri Grass Weed

Post by skier » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:01 am

wow that sucks its so expensive, i'll have to call around the landscaping places here and see if they have any
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Re: Identify This Missouri Grass Weed

Post by Sporg » Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:13 pm

Apoptosis wrote:I found a local mom and pop nursery that does carry SedgeHammer, so I will grab a couple packs and treat my front yard. From what I can see online the .9 Gram packs sell for $10-$12 each. Not sure what they charge locally, but it is worth a shot.
Nice, I'll have to look into it now that I know what I'm looking for.
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Re: Identify This Missouri Grass Weed

Post by Apoptosis » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:25 am

Locally they wanted $18 plus 8.5% tax, so E-Bay at $10 shipped with no tax a pack is way better.
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Re: Identify This Missouri Grass Weed

Post by DJ Tucker » Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:54 pm

Have this stuff over here in the UK and it is so damn hard to get rid of. I am working as a contractor/grounds keeper on a huge 100 flat area with plenty on grass to mow, but one area (the biggest grassed area is 15M by 6M) is full of these weeds :shock: Ok pulling it out works a treat but within a week it comes back twice as bad and can't find anything to kill the stuff with :(
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Re: Identify This Missouri Grass Weed

Post by Apoptosis » Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:26 pm

The sedgehammer stuff works... mine are starting to yellow on the tips a little bit 3 days after applying the spray.
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Re: Identify This Missouri Grass Weed

Post by skier » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:28 pm

Apoptosis wrote:The sedgehammer stuff works... mine are starting to yellow on the tips a little bit 3 days after applying the spray.
sweet i'll have to get some, the crap is covering about 2 acres now, just mowed and it took over 6 hours because i had to empty the bags after every two passes up and down the yard :vom:

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Re: Identify This Missouri Grass Weed

Post by Apoptosis » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:12 pm

Happy to say my Nut Sedge is no longer growing! Looks like this round was won by me... I know it will come back again, but I got it this time around.
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Re: Identify This Missouri Grass Weed

Post by skier » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:21 pm

Apoptosis wrote:Happy to say my Nut Sedge is no longer growing! Looks like this round was won by me... I know it will come back again, but I got it this time around.
can you link to where you got it/pm me? my parents don't trust ebay and it isnt available anywhere here(even the gardening places and plant nursery's have nutsedge growing all over lol) and i have to mow a couple acres of pure nutsedge (was about a foot tall when i just mowed), its nasty even with newly sharpened blades and a clean deck.
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Re: Identify This Missouri Grass Weed

Post by camaroguy1998 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:54 pm

Apoptosis wrote:Locally they wanted $18 plus 8.5% tax, so E-Bay at $10 shipped with no tax a pack is way better.
Can you plug the place you bought it from? Link or Name.
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Re: Identify This Missouri Grass Weed

Post by Apoptosis » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:49 pm

If you need it today you can get it at Charlies Farm and Home Center. That is the only place I found it. It's on the end cap on the isle of herbicides and pesticides. Out by you, I'm not sure where to send you.

E-Bay is cheaper, so I ordered some more packs from there.
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Re: Identify This Missouri Grass Weed

Post by camaroguy1998 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:17 pm

Apoptosis wrote:If you need it today you can get it at Charlies Farm and Home Center. That is the only place I found it. It's on the end cap on the isle of herbicides and pesticides. Out by you, I'm not sure where to send you.

E-Bay is cheaper, so I ordered some more packs from there.
The Ebay link(who you bought it from) is what I was really looking for if I can save around 50% so much better!
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Post by Apoptosis » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:05 am

Member id ncsu_turfgrass - http://myworld.ebay.com/ncsu_turfgrass

$32.95 shipped for 3... $11 each versus ~$20 locally each
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Re: Identify This Missouri Grass Weed

Post by camaroguy1998 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:20 pm

Apoptosis wrote:Member id ncsu_turfgrass - http://myworld.ebay.com/ncsu_turfgrass

$32.95 shipped for 3... $11 each versus ~$20 locally each
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Re: Identify This Missouri Grass Weed

Post by Switchfoot » Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:47 pm

Once you have nutgrass you will be lucky to get rid of it..

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