What Is Dallisgrass and How Do I Control It?
WHAT IS DALLISGRASS?
Dallisgrass is one of the most problematic weeds in the southern United States. It loves warm, moist areas and thrives during the summer. And though it’s easy to identify, getting rid of it can be another story.
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
Star-like clumps of grass
2- to 6-inch-long stems
Coarse 4- to 10-inch-long leaves
Seed stalks with three to five finger-like segments covered with fine, silken hairs
HOW DO I GET RID OF IT?
Hand pulling Dallisgrass isn’t very effective. You can try mowing low (Dallisgrass hates that), but if that doesn’t work, Roundup® Ready-To-Use Weed & Grass Killer III with Sure Shot® Wand is great for spot treating. Just be careful when applying to your lawn, as our products can kill any plants they come in contact with, including grass you want to keep.
DALLISGRASS HAS DEEP ISSUES
Dallisgrass is a deep-rooted bunchgrass, which means that it forms in clumps and spreads with underground stem masses called rhizomes.