grass identification

Asked April 24, 2018, 2:30 PM EDT

Can you identify the brown grass in the pictures? Each spring this grass is brown and eventually greens up as the weather warms. Is there anything I can do to get rid of it.?

Carroll County Maryland lawns and turf grassy weed nimblewill grassy lawn weed lawn grass weed browns in winter

3 Responses

This is nimblewill, a grassy perennial weed. As you've noticed, it dies down to the roots in winter and greens up again in spring. It is difficult to control. Since you don't have too much in your lawn, it may be worth trying to control.

You can kill the patches with an herbicide containing glyphosate and reseed, or you can use Tenacity (expensive). You can also hand dig, which isn't as crazy as it sounds when there isn't too much yet.
Try to prevent it from going to seed.
Click here for the full fact sheet: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/nimblewill

ECN

What a great resource, Thanks so much.