Aggressive grass

Asked June 26, 2020, 11:55 AM EDT

Can you identify the type of grass in the attached photo. It turns completely brown when dormant and can grow up through black top

Washington County Maryland

1 Response

This is called bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon). It is an aggressive perennial grass that tends to grow in areas where the lawn is mowed too short or where turf is thin. Here is our web page with information on how to manage it in a lawn,
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/bermudagrass

If this is in a mulched garden area, small infestations of it can be dug out by hand, taking care to remove the roots.

Christa