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Whats happened to this grass\ what IS this grass?

hi there,
i seem to have loads of this grass in my garden. I dont know if its my normal grass turned bad, or a different species. Can anyone help?


  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 7,677
    Hard to tell without a flower spike. It could be couch grass but the root doesn't look right (unless that's not the whole root)

    Whatever it is, if it's growing where you don't want it then it's a weed.

  • Hi Jenny, thanks 4 the reply,that is the actual root on the right hand side- no rhizomes or anything.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 7,677
    In that case not couch grass (fortunately).
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,687
    It could be Poa Annua, annual medow grass. Common when the lawn has dried up. Feed your lawn to keep out the competition. Keep raking it to lift all the blades upwards before mowing. If there are unslightly tufts, dig them out and re-seed.
  • Thanks Borderline. Yes lawn did dry up this summer. Will give it a good feed and take your advice.
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