This is the fourth of 11 Tricks to Make Sure Your Grass Is Always Greener, a free eBook. We’ll be posting a new trick on this blog every other week.
If you’re like most Florida homeowners, you will have a grassy weed in your lawn sooner or later. These weeds sort of look like grass, but they’re different. They don’t seem to match the rest of your lawn.
In Florida, crabgrass and goosegrass are common grassy weeds. They are difficult to identify, but have hollow, round stems and a single seed leaf. Their nodes – which may look like joints – are closed and hard to the touch. The leaves of grassy weeds will be longer than they are wide. That’s how they get the name “grassy” weed.