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Is this St. Augustine or a Weed

Posted by SHD1244 South Carolina (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 14, 13 at 21:11

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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RE: Is this St. Augustine or a Weed

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

RE: Is this St. Augustine or a Weed

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

RE: Is this St. Augustine or a Weed

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.

RE: Is this St. Augustine or a Weed

Not st Augustine...... Looks like something my mom always called monkey grass but not sure what the actual name is

RE: Is this St. Augustine or a Weed

Thanks everyone... I know its not Monkey grass but I am going with Fescue... :-)

BTW, bought new blades today :-)

RE: Is this St. Augustine or a Weed

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

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