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Old 05-11-2010, 07:28 PM
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Zoysiagrass looks like that when it hasn't been mowed.

best pictures I could find are here:


Healthy Lawns—Zoysiagrass
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Old 05-14-2010, 03:22 AM
Location: Between Heaven And Hell.
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Originally Posted by TheStupid View Post
This grass goes side ways not vertical. It's impossible to pull out because the root is so entangled.

What can I do about it?
This can be stopped, but you will need a Lawn Scarifier. This pulls all the moss and turf weeds out by raking just above soil level, and hence will get rid of runners. Your lawn will look a bit rough for a while, but will benefit greatly in the long run.

P.S. Don’t over do it.
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:07 PM
Location: Austin, TX
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It looks a lot like Bermuda grass to me. We have a lot of that here in Austin. It is a very drought tolerant grass, grows fast and will invade planters and other non-grass areas if you don't have good edging and trim it regularly. A healthy St. Augustine will usually crowd out most of the Bermuda Grass.



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Old 05-15-2010, 05:48 PM
Location: Greenville, SC
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I say mow it, and call it lawn.
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:38 PM
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Default Torpedo grass

Karla with a K is correct. Unfortunatly it's torpedo grass and it is EXTREMELY hard to exterminate, the roots go way down into the soil by several feet and can take over your lawn (and spread to your neighbors lawn.)
I had new sod put in by a landscaper and it came up with torpedor grass in it. Luckily for me, I hadn't paid him yet. The owner of the landscaping company put a lien on my house because his sons (who actually put the sod down) told him the lawn was good. The owner came by my house looked at it and took the lien off that day. The owner said that the company wouldn't charge me BUT, it was up to me to get rid of.
Type "torpedo grass" on line and get the info.
Sorry. Good luck
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