Grass Identification

Asked July 14, 2018, 5:46 PM EDT

I have patches of an unidentified grass growing in my lawn. The grass is a lighter green than my other grass and grows twice as fast. I have been pulling it out by hand and it seems to come out easily. I can't tell if there are leaders buried close to the lawn surface but it seems a possibility. Can you identify this grass and tell me how to get rid of it without damaging the rest of my lawn?

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

From your description, it sounds like it could be roughstalk bluegrass (Poa trivialis).
This is a relatively new lawn weed. It is a perennial grass weed that is difficult to control. Even golf course superintendents struggle with it on golf courses. Please see the following information on our website, http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/roughstalk-bluegrass

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