Recently we received pictures from one of our customers regarding some strange grasses in her lawn.
What you see in the pictures below is a weed grass called Poa Triviallis. Poa Triviallis grows well this time of year, sending up leaves growing from underground roots and stollens that overwintered in your lawn. There are no options for control of this type of grass without damaging the ryegrass. It is reaching the end of its life cycle and should fade away with regular mowing, warmer temps to get your ryegrass growing and a dry week or two. Our Weed Grass Control Program controls all grasses that grow from seed in fall and winter (winter annuals). When you do start watering, in a couple of months, remember to only water when the ryegrass needs it and no more that two times per WEEK! One time per week if you can. This dries out the surface where these annuals germinate and grow and makes it hard for them to survive. Ryegrass on the other hand loves heavy but infrequent watering. See the correlation?
If you absolutely can not stand the patches of Poa Triviallis you can treat with Round Up and reseed the areas. Round up work can be done now when you get a dry day but the seeding will need to wait another couple of weeks. We need highs in the 60's and lows in the 40's for two weeks to get the soil temperatures up to 50 or so for good ryegrass germination.
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