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Old 03-23-2011, 07:14 PM   #16
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I figured out that grass taking over last year was crabgrass. Am planning to put on a pre-emergent any day now. I did that a few years ago and had no crabgrass so hopefully it'll work this year. Apparently if you don't do it EVERY SINGLE YEAR that stuff comes back with a vengence.

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Old 04-06-2011, 02:44 AM   #17
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Wow, I should have come to this place a long time ago. Now that I'm here, I'm thinking up all sorts of stuff. I always did wonder if someone could spot something from a picture.

Anyway - you can move this is you don't like that this old thread got drug up (hey, not by me) - but I'm having a hard time telling from the pictures if this is what I've had or not. So far it hasn't come up this year, which totally shocks me, so I also have a bit of a faded memory on exactly what it looks like.

But, I do recall it always reminded me of green onions. In fact, my neighbor tried to tell me it was wild onions, but when my brother looked closely at it, he said no. But he didn't know what it was.

Does this stuff remind you of green onions? And it pulls up (root and all) fairly easily if you grab down by the ground?

(I do have something new coming up this year, and have pics of it, but I'll start a new post.)
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No, this is entirely different than wild onions. Believe me, you'd know if it was wild onions. Because your mower would REEK when you were done mowing. I've got wild onions as well, and I can barely stand to be in the garage with my mower for the first couple mowings of the season. The key with the onions is to not let them get tall enough to spread their seeds, I've heard.

If you pull a wild onion out of the ground, there will be a little onion bulb on the bottom.

Plus, the nutsedge is a very light yellow-green, and the onions are just the same color as green onions or chives.
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:19 AM   #19
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Actually, I said they "reminded me" of green onions. It was my neighbor who claimed they were wild onion, and my brother said no they weren't.

I don't remember the color - certainly not yellowish. I think I'll just have to wait until they come up again this year to remember what it looked like. (Or find the pictures I'd swear I took.)

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