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What is this weed?

Posted by fishacura 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 12:54

Have a pervasive weed and cannot figure out what it is. I think it might be bermudagrass but not quite sure. I have attached a picture. It looks like it'd be tall but it actually creeps. Pretty tough stalk (tougher than grass). Any ideas out there? Seems to be fairly localized but very slowly spreading out.

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RE: What is this weed?

Where do you live?

RE: What is this weed?

Pennsylvania. Outside Philly. Also, it does not die off in the winter. It comes back in the same area each summer and spreads very slowly each year.

This post was edited by fishacura on Mon, Jul 28, 14 at 11:01

RE: What is this weed?

It's Bermuda grass, I have it and constantly battled it, until I figured a few things out. Best way to control it is to edge your beds (no weed fabric in the beds, it's a waste of time with Bermuda!) and kind of dig down just a bit to settle the edging in below the surface a bit, then just keep it pulled out of your beds whenever you see it intruding or a tuft coming up. It's resilient stuff.

RE: What is this weed?

Thanks! It's actually not in my's in my lawn. No idea how it got there and it's isolated to one section. There are a few product out there it looks like....not sure which to use. Ugh! Well, at least it's somewhat isolated. Thanks for the confirmation.

If anyone has experience with this in their lawn and a good story about how they got rid of it, please let me know.

RE: What is this weed?

That's one of the grasses that *is* lawn around here.

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