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  1. CrystalRiver1

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    Hey Guys,

    I've been toying over either re-seeding or throwing down Bermuda sod in my front yard.
    I reside outside of Birmingham, AL...so it gets mighty hot & humid during the summer months.
    Before I invest in either of these options, I took note of what's growing thick and hearty in my yard, yet it's a grass I'm unfamilar with.
    If I can find the seeds for this I can match my current grass and seed it into bare spots.
    Currently this grass covers about 85% of my yard.
    If no one can ID by my pics, where could I send some clipping samples to and obtain a positive ID?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Reg
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    Looks like crab grass to me, but it could my meds.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole! GoldMember

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    You're doing it wrong. Spend money on ported saws!!!!!!!!! Not grass:sifone:

    My theory on grass is if it holds the dirt down I'm happy.
     
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    Crab grass for sure, A very sorry type of grass, but if you want it to spread just water and fertilize it .
     
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    CRAB GRASS!!!:buitre::icon_popcorn::monoloco:
     
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    I've certainly been watering/fertilizing it and it's a certainly spreading!:llorona:
     
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    ***UPDATE***
    Got the dreaded news yesterday!
    Never seen crabgrass so fluffy, green, and pretty!!!:rolleyes::crybaby2:

    Hello Reggie Turner,

    The weed is crabgrass. The attachment will list some herbicides to control the weed.


    Thank you!

    Nelson D. Wynn, Regional Extension Agent

    205-669-6763
     
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    If it's green and fluffy let it be. Spend that money on saws;)
     
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    Gotta keep the old yard in decent shape Dub...it's just the way I'm wired!
    Truth be told...I'm overkill on chainsaws based on how much & how often I really use em...I JUST LUV EM THOUGH!!!:D:aplastao::aaaaa:
     
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    It's only a weed if you don't want it there. Looks good to me.
     
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    the problem is that its got such a different color and a very coarse leaf blade. if the previous photos had been zoomed out a bit, you can see how ridiculous it looks in an established lawn. its easy and cheap to prevent, $22 bag of fert at the right time in the spring. done.
     
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    It eventually died out. I need to get the front yard resodded with Bermuda.
    Yet...I did find a few bunches of this stuff thriving in my mega-shaded backyard and need to find out what it is.

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    hard to tell from those pics, but it looks like a fine fescue variety
     
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    No idea what it is but I pull those clumps up by hand or use a Grandpa's Weeder tool, from my backyard under a couple of big oaks...root ball pulls up fairly easy.
     
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    You can always try your university website. Our UW website has a lot of info on what it is, what mix is best, how to test soil and a bunch of more stuff to help you waste more time cutting lawn.
     
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    Fine fescue, could be creeping, red, dwarf etc. but it's a variety of fine fescue. Fine fescue generally isn't as heat or drought tolerant but does better in shade. Broad Brush Generalization.
     
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    Some of it looks like sedge. I like the short sedges, I think I have a couple varieties here, and I also like what I think is a short red rescue growing in the shade here.
     
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    Sedge has triangular seed stems, this is a seed pod on one in my yard.

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    The flower

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    This one also looks like sedge but has a round stem
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    I think short red rescue is my favourite, but I have a tall but thin sedge like grass around here I really like.
     
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