Is this St. Augustine or a Weed

SHD1244April 14, 2013

My backyard isn't must to speak of but I have planted seed over the years. I have several patches of this grass/weed in my backyard but there are SO many weeds that I am not even sure what I have in the way of grass...

This "looks" like St. Augustine (aka: Charleston Grass as we call it in the south) but I really don't know...

St. Augustine or Weed ???

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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

Looks to me like tall fescue, improved version.
It's gonna die if you cut it that short all the time.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 9:04PM
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Bridget Helm

i think it's a weed. it is in my yard. it grows in clumps like starbursts rather than a spreading grass. i pull it up so the augustine can spread in

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 11:18AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Another vote for Fescue. It's absolutely not St. Augustine. What kind of permanent grass do you want and what do you have? What kind of seed are you using?

Off sure do need to sharpen the blades on your mower, or buy new ones. Grass blades should be cut sharply, not shredded.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 6:57PM
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Not st Augustine...... Looks like something my mom always called monkey grass but not sure what the actual name is

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 10:53PM
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Thanks everyone... I know its not Monkey grass but I am going with Fescue... :-)

BTW, bought new blades today :-)

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 9:01PM
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zzackey(8b GA)

Take a picture of it and take it to your ag center for I. D.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 11:03AM
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