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Old 09-04-2017, 09:07 AM
 
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Hello everybody! First time posting on Garden. I live in South Florida and I got this weed in several places of my lawn and its spreading fast. I haven't figured out what type of weed this is,my lawn is ST Augustine grass and I use Scott's Turf Builder Bonus S to control weeds but so far I have no luck killing this stubborn weed. Also search on the internet but couldn't identify it. Does anybody had encounter same weed before? Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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where are you located? my first guess would have been sedge but it more closely resembles this...

Georgia Turf - Alexandergrass (Creeping Signalgrass)
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:02 AM
 
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I don't know the Alexander grass looks too thick the weed in my yard is flimsy. I'm located in Pembroke Pines,Florida.
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:38 PM
 
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It's green though? You can mow it?

I gave up on weed killing. They're all green, after all, and most of them grow more slowly than grass.
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Old 09-04-2017, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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Turf builder won't work on killing grass, even weed grass. You're just feeding it.
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Old 09-04-2017, 05:01 PM
 
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Turf builder won't work on killing grass, even weed grass. You're just feeding it.
You need to update your knowledge base! Turf Builder Bonus S is a weed and feed.
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Old 09-04-2017, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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You need to update your knowledge base! Turf Builder Bonus S is a weed and feed.
I know it's a weed and feed for grass, and the weed in the picture is a type of grass, so won't kill it.
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Old 09-04-2017, 06:26 PM
 
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where are you located? my first guess would have been sedge but it more closely resembles this...

Georgia Turf - Alexandergrass (Creeping Signalgrass)
Thanks for that link! Most of my "grass" is made up of that stuff. It creeps alright, and it roots at nodes. It invades my raised beds, I guess because those seed heads spread it around. What a pain to weed it; the roots go deep and if you leave even a little root, the dang thing comes right back. On the lawn, I just mow it. In the raised beds, I pull it out, of course.
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Old 09-04-2017, 07:40 PM
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Location: Big Island of Hawaii
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around here, you clear an area--scrape off the brush, add a little cinder to fill holes, flatten it out some--then wait for stuff to grow, and mow it.

What kind of grass is that? I dunno, just whatever grew!
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:15 PM
 
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I always considered it a grass and just mowed it. 'Course now I have Xeriscape...
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