Invasive weed

Asked April 15, 2018, 6:04 PM EDT

We have a brown grass like weed that is invading the lawns of our community. It appears as a tuft of brown grass that spreads from year to year. It does turn green but shreds when mowed leaving the appearance of a shredded Kleenex. Can you identify the grass and how I might proceed to get rid of it? Thank you Charles Hilterbrick

Howard County Maryland lawns and turf nimblewill

1 Response

This looks like a weed called nimblewill. It is a perennial grass weed that goes dormant and turns straw-like in the fall. Please see the following information from our website,
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/nimblewill

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