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Last year I used a patch fill seed mix from a big box store. This year those patches have taller and lighter colored grass than the surrounding lawn. In the picture below, these would the grass on the left.

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1) What type of grass is this and how do I get rid of them?

2) I am planning to reseed my lawn with bluegrass seeds this season, am wondering if I should indeed get rid of these tall grasses before I reseed the lawn. Will the bluegrass smother out the tall variety.

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  • 'Sedges have edges, grasses have knees and rushes are round'...I see sedges for the light colored grasses in the pictures. Bluegrass would not be able to compete with these guys as new grasses. I'd rake this lawn very well, get rid of the leaves and debris, pull these tall grass and mow! No lower than 3". Where is the label on this grass seed you used? Was it for shade or wet soils? Reseed with professional grass seed for your area, rake lightly, keep the seeded parts moist until mowable. Is this in the shade? If so forget growing grass. – stormy Apr 17 '16 at 1:07
  • I checked the labels on the seed packet. There is no mention of sedges, but has 70% Baverdi Annual Ryegrass seed along with fescue and bluegrass. I am familiar with bluegrass and fescue. So what is the likelihood that this is ryegrass? – Dinakar Jayarajan Apr 17 '16 at 3:23
  • @stormy That looks more like an answer than a comment. – Debbie M. Apr 17 '16 at 16:02
  • I never know when to do one or the other properly, sorry!! Grins. – stormy Apr 18 '16 at 21:18
  • Dinakar, annual ryegrass is very dark green. Could you send a close up of this grass to include the crown? Have you seen any seed from these grasses? That would be definitive. Did the label say 'zero weed seed'? – stormy Apr 18 '16 at 21:21

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