What is growing in my yard?

Asked March 19, 2019, 10:10 AM EDT

Could someone tell me what this is growing in my yard? (see pictures) It seems to be invasive and is taking over more of the lawn each year.

Frederick County Maryland lawns and turf weeds bermudagrass

1 Response

Hi,
It appears to be bermudagrass. Bermudagrass is still dormant and will not begin to green up until May. It is not easy controlling bermudagrass in a lawn and totally getting rid of it is unrealistic. The best case scenario is suppressing it. However, there are not many herbicides that can be used to selectively treat it. And if you are determined to eradicate it you would need to do total lawn renovation. That means killing all of the grass you have and starting over but this would not be the time of year to do that. Please see the following information from our website, http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/bermudagrass

dr/RM