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Cow Drogo
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Member since Jul 2016
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What’s the best way to get rid of those little bundles of junk grass?
Not sure what they are called, but I have those pesky bundles of junk grass throughout my back yard along with some shamrocks. I have been plugging the yard with st Augustine pieces last 3 years and most of the yard now has a solid base of st Augustine. I would love to get rid of that junk grass.




lsurulzes88
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2007
273 posts

re: What’s the best way to get rid of those little bundles of junk grass?
Whatever you end up with use nonionic surfactant. The more surfactant used, the better it holds onto the weed and allows it to be absorbed. You have a war on your hands. It's not going to happen overnight.

Edited: didn't see st. Aug as the grass type.
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The Spleen
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re: What’s the best way to get rid of those little bundles of junk grass?
Looks like dallisgrass, which isn't easy to get rid of.


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slinger1317
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Louisiana
Member since Sep 2005
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re: What’s the best way to get rid of those little bundles of junk grass?
I use Roundup Selective for Southern Lawns. You can get it at Home Depot. I would buy the concentrate and mix it as directed in a pump sprayer and spray your whole yard. It will take some time because you only mix it a few ounces per gallon. Once the yard is sprayed, come back in a couple of weeks and spot treat.
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Cow Drogo
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Member since Jul 2016
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re: What’s the best way to get rid of those little bundles of junk grass?
So that won’t kill the st Augustine?


Cow Drogo
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Member since Jul 2016
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re: What’s the best way to get rid of those little bundles of junk grass?
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Sethoxydim and nonionic surfactant. The more surfactant used, the better it holds onto the weed and allows it to be absorbed. You have a war on your hands. It's not going to happen overnight.

Is this a spot treat or entire yard?


jimbeam
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University of LSU
Member since Oct 2011
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re: What’s the best way to get rid of those little bundles of junk grass?
MSM will kill that will repeated treatments. Can spray the whole yard


Athis
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Member since Aug 2016
2889 posts

re: What’s the best way to get rid of those little bundles of junk grass?
I grab it like a pony tail and pull up...They usually come up pretty easy and I knock off the dirt..


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CrawDude
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2019
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re: What’s the best way to get rid of those little bundles of junk grass?
Don’t use sethoxydim on St Aug as it will kill the St Aug, although sethoxydim can be used to kill many grassy weeds in centipede, and is a great herbicide for use in centipede.

As another poster stated that could be dallisgrass (I’m not sure) which might require spot spraying with glyphosate (Roundup) to kill it or digging it up.

Send these photos to Dr Ron Strahan, weed control specialist with the LSU AgCenter rstrahan@agcenter.lsu.edu. He can likely ID it from these photos, and he’ll provide you with control recommendations.


lsurulzes88
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re: What’s the best way to get rid of those little bundles of junk grass?
Good catch. Didnt see his note about st aug.


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classicgold
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re: What’s the best way to get rid of those little bundles of junk grass?
My yard looked exactly like this about 2 weeks ago. Now it's full of brown spots where I sprayed the dallisgrass with Roundup. Have fun. I'm losing my war right now.


slinger1317
Houston Astros Fan
Louisiana
Member since Sep 2005
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re: What’s the best way to get rid of those little bundles of junk grass?
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So that won’t kill the st Augustine?


It says to apply to St. Aug before temps reach 85 degrees. Any hotter and it may brown the grass. We are getting close to that now, so if you go this route I would get on it soon.

I have Zoysia grass so it has not harmed my lawn.


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CrawDude
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2019
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re: What’s the best way to get rid of those little bundles of junk grass?
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I use Roundup Selective for Southern Lawns.

That would work fine on his clover and many other broad leafs, but not the grassy “dallisgrass” if in fact that what it is. And as noted, it’s become too hot in southern LA now to safety use that product without potentially damaging the St Aug.


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CrawDude
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2019
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re: What’s the best way to get rid of those little bundles of junk grass?
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MSM will kill that will repeated treatments. Can spray the whole yard


MSM (methsulsuron methyl) is a good herbicide for lawns, I use it in mine, without the temperature restriction, but pretty sure that’s not going to take out those clumps of weedy grass, unless it’s bahiagrass, and I’m pretty sure it’s not bahiagrass.


LSUA 75
LSU Fan
Colfax,La.
Member since Jan 2019
204 posts

re: What’s the best way to get rid of those little bundles of junk grass?
Dallisgrass,spray with roundup.Eventually St.Augustine should cover the dead spots.Good luck-I’ve never seen that much dallisgrass in a lawn.I have an occasional one pop upon my yard but nothing like that.


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Yaboylaroy
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Member since Mar 2010
1527 posts

re: What’s the best way to get rid of those little bundles of junk grass?
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My yard looked exactly like this about 2 weeks ago. Now it's full of brown spots where I sprayed the dallisgrass with Roundup. Have fun. I'm losing my war right now


Rake up those dead spots, add a little top soil in those spots and water the shite out if it.


classicgold
LSU Fan
bfe
Member since Feb 2017
1134 posts

re: What’s the best way to get rid of those little bundles of junk grass?
Thats the plan. I bought a few bags of the yard soil/compost mix to put on all of the dead spots when I finish going nuclear on the remaining dallisgrass patches. hopefully my yard will recover by mid summer after a milorganite application.


ItzMe1972
Member since Dec 2013
2430 posts

re: What’s the best way to get rid of those little bundles of junk grass?
Isn't that crabgrass?

I use a sharp shovel and dig up.


X82ndTiger
LSU Fan
USA
Member since Sep 2004
1263 posts

re: What’s the best way to get rid of those little bundles of junk grass?
Honestly, dig it up.


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deeprig9
Georgia Fan
Member since Sep 2012
33917 posts

re: What’s the best way to get rid of those little bundles of junk grass?
First of all, you can't let them get that tall. They have already reseeded themselves. You can kill those, but 100 more are going to pop up in their place now. Start mowing regularly to keep them from seeding out, and continue whatever herbicide plan you decide on.


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