Go Back  The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum > BOATING FORUMS > Dockside Chat
Reload this Page >

Weed identification - new zoysia lawn

Notices
Like Tree5Likes

Weed identification - new zoysia lawn

Old 11-12-2018, 06:13 PM
  #1  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
OffshoreApparel.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,394
Default Weed identification - new zoysia lawn

Can anyone identify this weed? Central florida new empire zoysia just laid 4 weeks ago.







OffshoreApparel.com is offline  
Old 11-12-2018, 06:15 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 824
Default

Hard to tell from pic but may be torpedo grass
PXMAN and SolOps like this.
junepoon is offline  
Old 11-12-2018, 06:16 PM
  #3  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
OffshoreApparel.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,394
Default



This one is different than the one above. Pretty sure this is crab grass.
SolOps likes this.
OffshoreApparel.com is offline  
Old 11-12-2018, 06:17 PM
  #4  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 7,213
Default

Not sure but it looks like Floratam.
gfretwell is offline  
Old 11-12-2018, 06:18 PM
  #5  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 3,909
Default

Probably nutgrass.
GulfC is offline  
Old 11-12-2018, 06:44 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portsmouth,Va
Posts: 958
Default

Definitely looks like torpedo grass, glyphosate should kill it off but may take a few applications.
Finfever21 is online now  
Old 11-12-2018, 06:48 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: ms gulf coast
Posts: 990
Default

Torpedo, goose and crab. Best part about empire is you can treat these things and not kill it. Very typical in fresh sod. Use quin way (quinoclorac) will take it out if treated before the crab and goose gets much bigger
jhuffman228 is offline  
Old 11-12-2018, 07:01 PM
  #8  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
OffshoreApparel.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,394
Default

Originally Posted by jhuffman228 View Post
Torpedo, goose and crab. Best part about empire is you can treat these things and not kill it. Very typical in fresh sod. Use quin way (quinoclorac) will take it out if treated before the crab and goose gets much bigger
Thanks. I just picked up some Celsius WG just not sure if it will kill it. I was also looking at quinckorac with MSO

.
OffshoreApparel.com is offline  
Old 11-12-2018, 07:15 PM
  #9  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
OffshoreApparel.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,394
Default

Originally Posted by OffshoreApparel.com View Post


Thanks. I just picked up some Celsius WG just not sure if it will kill it. I was also looking at quinckorac with MSO

.

just checked the celsius label, looks like it wonít touch torpedo grass. That sux, this stuff is pricey.

.
OffshoreApparel.com is offline  
Old 11-12-2018, 07:27 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: ms gulf coast
Posts: 990
Default

In my opinion the torpedo is the easiest to control goose, crab and Dallis are not fun once they get in a lawn. I primiraly plant empire zoysia due to the fact we can treat it easier than st aug. Iím a big fan of the quin way in empire, I also use pillar g fungicide, itís expensive but it prevents rust and is formulated with zoysia and seashore paspalum Iím mind. Revolver and dismiss nxt are also great products for empire and other zoysia. We lay roughly 1500 pallets of zoysia a year residentially so you can say itís my go to.
jhuffman228 is offline  
Old 11-12-2018, 07:59 PM
  #11  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
OffshoreApparel.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,394
Default

Originally Posted by jhuffman228 View Post
In my opinion the torpedo is the easiest to control goose, crab and Dallis are not fun once they get in a lawn. I primiraly plant empire zoysia due to the fact we can treat it easier than st aug. Iím a big fan of the quin way in empire, I also use pillar g fungicide, itís expensive but it prevents rust and is formulated with zoysia and seashore paspalum Iím mind. Revolver and dismiss nxt are also great products for empire and other zoysia. We lay roughly 1500 pallets of zoysia a year residentially so you can say itís my go to.
Damn wish I would have known this prior to purchasing the Celsius, Prodiamine 65, and Hertige G. Any comment on the three in Emprire? I got rid of the st aug for the same reason. I'll pick up some quinclorac and MSO and see how it goes with the torpedo.
OffshoreApparel.com is offline  
Old 11-12-2018, 08:24 PM
  #12  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 15,655
Default

We lived on the bay in Orange Beach and neighbor bought new sod after a hurricane killed our grass. Torpedo Grass was what he mostly got and, it spreads like fire.

If you have to dig it up (after failing with chemicals), you'll have to dig 16" deep and to hand to hand with any stragglers. It's that bad.
bamaboy473 is offline  
Old 11-13-2018, 04:45 AM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Palm City, FL
Posts: 2,206
Default

This is a hybrid of bluegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, featherbed bent and northern California sensemilia. 'The amazing stuff about this, is that you can play 36 holes on it in the afternoon, take it home and just get stoned to the bejeezus-belt that night on the stuff.
Maticuls and yakmatt like this.
Ahoy Vay is online now  
Old 11-13-2018, 04:51 AM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 332
Default

the purple in it leads me to believe it is crabgrass
kawakx125 is offline  
Old 11-13-2018, 04:54 AM
  #15  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
OffshoreApparel.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,394
Default

Originally Posted by kawakx125 View Post
the purple in it leads me to believe it is crabgrass
Thats what I was thinking regarding the pic in my second post. But after doing some research I believe it’s goosegrass. I have a lot of it. Been pulling by hand trying to stay on top of it till the new sod has a chance to send some roots down.

pretty sure the others are correct on the 1st pics being torpedo grass. The stuff in the 1st pic does not grow from a central point like the one in 2nd post (3rd pic)
OffshoreApparel.com is offline  
Old 11-13-2018, 06:13 AM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,392
Default

I had a gorgeous zoysia lawn, and one time I needed a bottle to kill some weeds on the seawall. Put double overtime weed killer in a bottle labeled, "weed killer but safe for lawns". About a year later I thought I could kill some spots on the lawn that had clovers growing, well, killed that and the zoysia, had to resod those dead spots. Ugh. Still kick myself for that one.
CruiseToFish is offline  
Old 11-13-2018, 06:17 AM
  #17  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: SC
Posts: 10,424
Default

Originally Posted by CruiseToFish View Post
I had a gorgeous zoysia lawn, and one time I needed a bottle to kill some weeds on the seawall. Put double overtime weed killer in a bottle labeled, "weed killer but safe for lawns". About a year later I thought I could kill some spots on the lawn that had clovers growing, well, killed that and the zoysia, had to resod those dead spots. Ugh. Still kick myself for that one.
Always need to look at the pamphlet label in detail on lawn chemicals. A lot of chemicals good on warm season or cool season grasses, but not both. That level of detail is NEVER on the front of the bottle.
autobaun70 is offline  
Old 11-13-2018, 06:20 AM
  #18  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa Florida
Posts: 4,939
Default

if its not too large of an area just pull it by hand!
Rolandt03 is offline  
Old 11-13-2018, 06:22 AM
  #19  
lps
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NENC
Posts: 817
Default

The third picture looks like sand spur. Not sure what the scientific name is. If you let it grow long enough to produce the spurs, it's very easy to identify (and find; just walk around in your yard barefoot). I've rid my yard of it by diligently digging it up when I find it. If it goes to seed, drag a towel or blanket around the yard, and all the seeds will stick to it.
lps is offline  
Old 11-13-2018, 07:51 AM
  #20  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Southwest Georgia
Posts: 156
Default

Originally Posted by lps View Post
The third picture looks like sand spur. Not sure what the scientific name is. If you let it grow long enough to produce the spurs, it's very easy to identify (and find; just walk around in your yard barefoot). I've rid my yard of it by diligently digging it up when I find it. If it goes to seed, drag a towel or blanket around the yard, and all the seeds will stick to it.
Yea, that's what it looks like to me too. Nasty little bastards and will grow about anywhere.
jcbcpa is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread