Hi, I've had this infestation of this grass for some years now and it is out...

Asked March 24, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

Hi, I've had this infestation of this grass for some years now and it is out of hand. I would like to selectively remove it from my lawn and gardens with some sort of herbicide, but I can't seem to get an exact identification and then determine the proper treatment. If you could please I.D. this grass and offer (if possible) a remedy to kill it, it would be most appreciated. I have loaded some images on my website: (http://www.windwoodllc.com/weeds). If they are not adequate for identification, I can make better and more detailed images at your request. Thank you in advance for your assistance. Rick Hartigan

Hamilton County Ohio

1 Response

HI Rick,

The photos you sent are of Bermudagrass. In some ares this is grown as turf but it can also be an invasive weed. At this link California Extension provides information on Integrated Pest Management for Home Gardeners on Bermudagras:

Ohio State Extension bulletin HYG 4011 provides information on Turfgrass Species Selection: http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/4000/4011.html.

In addition, if you would like in depth information on the Management of Turfgrass, Bulletin L-187 is available from e-store at:

If we can provide additional assistance, please let us know. Good luck with your lawn care this summer.