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Help ID this grass type or weed

Posted by jxf011 7a (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 20, 14 at 8:54

I have a 6 to 8 foot patch of this light green grass that grows much faster than the other grass on the lawn. I've tried hand weeding it in the past but it has come back. Any idea what this is and how I can eliminate or control it? Thanks.

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RE: Help ID this grass type or weed

I believe it's a Carex. Maybe nutsedge.

RE: Help ID this grass type or weed

Yellow or purple nutsedge (the only difference I'm aware of is the flower color).

Pull it as soon as you see it: after just a few leaves, it grows a small tuber (the "nut"), which can sprout a new plant. (The nut is usually left in the soil when the plant is pulled.)

You have a good chance of eradicating it, as you can see the color difference (some can't), and have noticed that it grows more quickly than the grass after a mowing. Keep pulling the lighter, taller bits as soon as you see them.

I got it all out of my backyard, but will never be able to eradicate all the nutsedge in the pasture, so at times more pops up in the back lawn..

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