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    The front lawn looks good but recently I been noticing this grass and/or weed growing into it. It starts from the corner where the grass meets the driveway and I am unable to tell what kind of weed it is if it is even a weed at all. Its mixed with grass and feels also like a vine like weed. You can see it mixed with the other grass and where I pulled a few out. Any ideas? Im trying to find something to kill it without harming the surrounding grass.




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    Maybe like a crab grass? They sell weed and crab grass killers that won't affect your lawn
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    Bermuda grass. But I don't know how to get rid of it. I would have to research it myself

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    That ain't no bermuda. Might be a bit mixed but that's mostly st. Augustine in the pic.
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    Yeah st Augustine. We have that at my place. It's super nice when it is green and will choke out and other weeds from growing in it. But it browns in the winter and looks like crap.

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    Just get some high Nitrogen content ganuals.
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    Hire a lawn guy..

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    I tried the weed and feed for crab grass and 100 other weeds. No luck. I might call a lawn guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSM4Life View Post
    I tried the weed and feed for crab grass and 100 other weeds. No luck. I might call a lawn guy.
    to fix the lawn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSM4Life View Post
    I might call a lawn guy.


    Cuz and trigger happy like this.

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    lmfao H!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSM4Life View Post
    I tried the weed and feed for crab grass and 100 other weeds. No luck. I might call a lawn guy.
    that should be a guaranteed to get the problem solved the first time..

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    Where on earth do you find this stuff Hoggage! Outstanding. I laughed just as hard the second time watching it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSM4Life View Post
    The front lawn looks good but recently I been noticing this grass and/or weed growing into it. It starts from the corner where the grass meets the driveway and I am unable to tell what kind of weed it is if it is even a weed at all. Its mixed with grass and feels also like a vine like weed. You can see it mixed with the other grass and where I pulled a few out. Any ideas? Im trying to find something to kill it without harming the surrounding grass.





    you need to mow your lawn

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    The best way to kill any weed in your lawn you can not easily pull is to choke it out with good/new grass. aerate the soil either by renting an aerator or you can simply get some of those shoes that have 3in spikes. Yeah they look goofy and you look like a dork but just use them when you mow and it will help. Then get some GOOD, high quality seed (cheap seeds have weeds) and reseed or over seed your lawn. Put either a thin coat of good top soil (1/2") or peat-moss to help the new seeds to germinate.

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    If you can get an annual rye/fine blade fescue mix sewn before the temps drop too low in your area, that may choke out/overgrow it. Not sure which zone your location is, but annual rye will pretty much grow on top of concrete if it gets sufficient water.

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    As far as quality grass seed, I generally have better luck with the grass seed purchased at the local feed store vs. the stuff purchased at a chain store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    The best way to kill any weed in your lawn you can not easily pull is to choke it out with good/new grass. aerate the soil either by renting an aerator or you can simply get some of those shoes that have 3in spikes. Yeah they look goofy and you look like a dork but just use them when you mow and it will help. Then get some GOOD, high quality seed (cheap seeds have weeds) and reseed or over seed your lawn. Put either a thin coat of good top soil (1/2") or peat-moss to help the new seeds to germinate.

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    Please, please do the above and post pics.....


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    Kinda thought that was centipede, but wasn't positive enough to post up. It is pretty common here in the South. About the only way I slowed its' growth was to overseed with a heavy annual rye and fescue mix in the fall after the temps stayed under 60 F or thereabout. Centipede grass really doesn't make a bad lawn if the whole yard is centipede.
    If it is only a small area tear up the centipede grass and all of its' runners, work the dirt, and reseed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoggage_54 View Post

    REPOST>>>l

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    I have an acquaintance who knows all about grass.



    See how he has outgrown his county with his lush green grasses?


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    Looks like Bermuda grass to me.

    You will have to pull it out, fertilize really well, and plant some grass/lay sod.

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    Attachment 144912Attachment 144913

    st. Augustine vs. Bermuda

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00ragincajun00 View Post
    Looks like Bermuda grass to me.

    You will have to pull it out, fertilize really well, and plant some grass/lay sod.
    Yes I was looking at that as well. WTF.
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    I bet Haz can mow your lawn real nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite
    I bet Haz can mow your lawn real nice.
    Ahhhhh you took it there.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    I bet Haz can mow your lawn real nice.
    Will he lay his seed?
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    Get back on track...

    If you dont want to pull that stuff by hand or just over seed and forget it, pretend it's not there then you can do like I am doing for my new house which is 80% weeds. Kill it all. Spray roundup or whatever on it once a week for at least a month. Kill EVERYTHING then wait another month and make sure nothing grows especially weeds and start over using good quality grass seed.

    Again it's advisable to at least break up the surface with a metal rack or you can have it done for you and put down new seed and cover with a thin layer of top soil or peat-moss.

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    It's a smaller area so this weekend I might dig it up, top soil then seed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts
    Get back on track... If you dont want to pull that stuff by hand or just over seed and forget it, pretend it's not there then you can do like I am doing for my new house which is 80% weeds. Kill it all. Spray roundup or whatever on it once a week for at least a month. Kill EVERYTHING then wait another month and make sure nothing grows especially weeds and start over using good quality grass seed. Again it's advisable to at least break up the surface with a metal rack or you can have it done for you and put down new seed and cover with a thin layer of top soil or peat-moss.
    I want to see those spike shoes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00ragincajun00 View Post
    I want to see those spike shoes!
    The straps suck and I made my own that work much better. I have only used them a few times but seem to do the job.

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    Step on a rock and watch one of them go right through your foot lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    The best way to kill any weed in your lawn you can not easily pull is to choke it out with good/new grass. aerate the soil either by renting an aerator or you can simply get some of those shoes that have 3in spikes. Yeah they look goofy and you look like a dork but just use them when you mow and it will help. Then get some GOOD, high quality seed (cheap seeds have weeds) and reseed or over seed your lawn. Put either a thin coat of good top soil (1/2") or peat-moss to help the new seeds to germinate.

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    Peat moss is probably best since it drains very well. It'll prevent molds from forming.

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    That's gay weed, its quite common

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazard View Post
    Step on a rock and watch one of them go right through your foot lol
    No lol. I have stepped on plenty of rocks and to my surprise never broke a spike.

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    You can just rent the machine from Home Depot which is cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus300 View Post
    That's gay weed, its quite common
    In that case maybe I'll just pray it away.
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