Type of grass and how to get rid of

Asked March 27, 2020, 9:37 PM EDT

I have this clumpy, rough grass all over the yard in our recently purchased home. It stands out and looks pretty ugly. Is this tall fescue or something else? And what would be the best way to get rid of it - can I manually remove it and try to reseed this spring? Thanks for your help.

Suffolk County New York

1 Response


Tall fescue is a clumping grass and could be the grass in your photo. Identifying a grass just from the photo will not be positive.
You can dig out the offending clumps and reseed in the bare spots one the soil warms enough for the seed to germinate, usually end of April.

Carol Quish