What am I looking at?

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    Azryael

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    In a portion where I put down sod about two years ago, I've got this particular weed/grass growing up all over.

    What is it?
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    Also, my lawn is meant to be primarily bermuda grass, but it seems one side of my entire yard is something else. What kind of grass is this? Or am I just looking at a clusters of crab grass (I've got a lot of that too).

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    Azryael, Mar 19, 2017 at 10:11 PM
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    Chuck

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    looks to me like Kentucky Blue Stem grass. It is a very common grass in this area.
     
    Chuck, Mar 19, 2017 at 11:26 PM
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    I made a mistake. It isn't Kentucky Blue Stem it is KR (King Ranch) Blue Stem grass.
     
    Chuck, Mar 22, 2017 at 4:03 PM
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    Ahh, interesting!

    Oddly enough, I'm not sure where it could have come from. Everyone around me has bermuda with the few folks to have St. Augustine.
     
    Azryael, Mar 22, 2017 at 5:14 PM
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    It can come from winds, on animals and birds. It can be a real pain.
     
    Chuck, Mar 22, 2017 at 5:31 PM
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    This lawn in general has been a pain! One side of my house doesn't have gutters, so when we get torrential rains, it erodes away portions of the lawn.

    I'm doing what I can to encourage the bermuda growth, but it's been an uphill battle since 2009.
     
    Azryael, Mar 22, 2017 at 5:34 PM
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    We call it poanna it dies in the heat
    I pull it or kill it every time I see it coming up
    I spray atrazine in the fall to stop it . I might have pulled 2 clumps this year.
    M s m a will burn it down once your temp hits 80
     
    DrCase, Mar 22, 2017 at 10:22 PM
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    I'll hit it with something and see what happens. We've had the last two weeks with temps around or above 80, and yet they are persisting.
     
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