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Echinochloa crus-galli

BaobabBaobab Bologna, northern ItalyPosts: 6
Hi,

Does anyone have experience with the Echinochloa crus-galli?

My lawn has been seeded in March, everything was perfect until the spread out of this graminacee called Echinochloa crus-galli.

iIt seems very very common in the region where I live. I tried so much to eradicated them but with no results. I’ve fear that could conquer all my lawn soon.

thanks



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  • BaobabBaobab Bologna, northern ItalyPosts: 6
    Some additional pictures


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,368
    I think that you need to mow regularly, as soon as the intruder is taller than the lawn grass mow it ... not too short or the grass roots will be exposed to too much sun and heat. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964
    If you've correctly ID'd it as Echinochloa crus-galli , then mow it regularly to eradicate from your lawn .
    It is an annual species so prevent it from flowering in August/September ; this should resolve your issue .
  • BaobabBaobab Bologna, northern ItalyPosts: 6
    Hi,

    thanks for your suggestions.

    I mow the lawn last Sunday evening. I decided to keep the lawn at 4 cm, 1.57 inch (before was 3cm, so 1.18 inch). This is because there are 34/35 C’ degrees during the day.

    To me it seems a little bit better, even if our intruder friend grows with a triple rate. Do you suggest to mow again starting from today or to wait at least one week, so on next Sunday? Some pictures attached taken this morning.



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,368
    I would ... I’d mow as soon as it pops above the level of the surrounding grass, if at all possible. 

    Good luck 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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