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Old 05-10-2010, 09:35 PM
 
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Is this weed or some kind of lawn grass? I am in Houston area and most popular lawn grass is St. Augustine .

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g9/TheStupid_2006/IMG00435-20100510-1653.jpg (broken link)
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:48 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Looks like torpedo grass which is not a grass but a pain in the neck weed

We have it here in Florida in our St. Augustine grass as well as garden beds

Torpedograss

Here is another link

http://duval.ifas.ufl.edu/documents/nleafJulyAug.08.pdf

Go to the bottom of page 6 it will give you more information
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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It's not weed. Do not smoke it.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:57 AM
 
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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?
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Looks like a St Augustine runner. Especially if the roots are going sideways. Most weeds will grow up and this looks to be laying on the ground. Which would make it just a runner off the St Augustine.

I'm in Dallas and have some Bermuda left but we have resodded w/ St Augustine last year. We have way too much shade in our yard for Bermuda. On one side of the front yard we allowed the neighbors St Augustine runner to "invade" so we did not have the expense of resodding. St Augustine has runners that make it spread out and grow and "invade". It is a very invasive lawn grass. Great care has to be taken to keep it from invading neighboring yards.

Go get a book by Neil Sperry (he is the guru of all things that you need to know for your yard and garden in Texas). Also look up on the Texas A&M website for information as they have a HUGE research on all things grasses and plants.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:22 AM
 
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I don't know what it is, but I do know that it is not a St. Augustine runner.
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:23 PM
 
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That's driveway grass, it grows in the joints of the driveway and sometimes in the joints of the sidewalk..Very hard to grow, be proud of yourself for growing it.... I have some too...
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:26 PM
 
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Looks like a St Augustine runner. Especially if the roots are going sideways. Most weeds will grow up and this looks to be laying on the ground. Which would make it just a runner off the St Augustine.

I'm in Dallas and have some Bermuda left but we have resodded w/ St Augustine last year. We have way too much shade in our yard for Bermuda. On one side of the front yard we allowed the neighbors St Augustine runner to "invade" so we did not have the expense of resodding. St Augustine has runners that make it spread out and grow and "invade". It is a very invasive lawn grass. Great care has to be taken to keep it from invading neighboring yards.

Go get a book by Neil Sperry (he is the guru of all things that you need to know for your yard and garden in Texas). Also look up on the Texas A&M website for information as they have a HUGE research on all things grasses and plants.
It's not St Augustine and its laying on a driveway or sidewalk...
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:41 PM
 
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It's not a St Augustine runner. I know how that looks like. The stem is only 1-1.5 millimeter in diameter and can be 10 inches long. The grass runs sideways like spider web.
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I agree it's not St Augustine, it doesn't look like Centipede either.
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