Palm Type Grassy Weed?

Asked August 26, 2019, 8:10 PM EDT

I keep pulling a good size area of this type of vegetation out of my backyard at my townhome. I do not know what it is or how to stop from coming back. Any help you can give me would be appreciated. Thank you very much.

Montgomery County Maryland lawns and turf weeds plant care goosegrass goose grass t2 clover and oxalis control

5 Responses

This is goosegrass. This is a common weed. Here is what you need to know:

Mowing short leads to a slew of lawn problems. Very important.
Your lawns looks very thin. Fall is the best time to seed. Here is how:
The first link is very helpful.


Thank you Ellen, as I appreciate the reply. I did see some possible weeds on line, as Rye and Goose Grass came up, but I wanted to be sure. I do have my mower at 3 inches of height, and yes, this area is thinned out, as I pulled alot of this Goose grass out. I think I got all of it but I will read the links you gave me. I do plan on reseeding in the fall. The other weed I can not seem to stop growing is Clover and Oxalis as I have tried everything on those weeds. Again, thank you so much for the help and reply.
Best Mike.
I will make a donation to the MD Extension.

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For your Oxalis and Clover difficulties, see their pages by clicking on the links in our weed gallery here:


Thank you again for the help. I will do a donation this evening. Mike.

I appreciate the help and the service, it needs to be supported by those who use it.

Again thank you for the help again. I did make a donation for your help, so that is appreciated. I did find something for Goosegrass, but I do know that clover and Oxalis is very hard to stop in growth. I did try to keep pulling it out since the beginning of the year, but its winning the battle. I did learn that Nitrogen in the soil is key in stopping it, but not having a success in finding how to add Nitrogen to the soil or PH. I
think it might be best to hire someone to reseed this lawn, as its not big, 22 feet by 60 feet I believe and just start all over in the fall. Thanks again. Go Terps. Mike