I have at least a dozen areas in my lawn that have these longer patches of grass. It's clearly a different species than the rest of my lawn, but I don't know why it keeps popping up. It grows 2x/3x faster than the rest of my lawn, so it makes the lawn look sloppy within less than a week after mowing. (I live in Ohio)

I had weed/crabgrass control applied to my lawn earlier in the year -- should this have been killed by a weed killer? Any other thoughts on how to quickly eliminate it?enter image description here

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This is nutsage they grow super fast and aggressive don't think the regular weed killers work on this you will need something like this one....good luck https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0060N8TG8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_7NW1NND3KXA77HANEB1N?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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    I believe that is a sedge, not actually grass, so grass killers do not work on it. Commented Sep 3, 2021 at 1:21
  • The product listed is not listed as effective on nutsedge, according to Clemson University. See here for more details: hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/nutsedge
    – Jurp
    Commented Sep 3, 2021 at 9:51

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