My grass seems to be the right color, but doesn't really grow too fast. This
year, for the first time that I can recall, the top of the grass is
flowering. Except for looking differnt, I don't know that this is a
problem. Does anyone know if I should try something to keep this from
I noticed the same thing. It's definitely the grass.
We had a bit of a drought last summer and fall, enough to kill some of
the grass; so I wonder if this is a natural, protective reaction of the
grass -- premature self-seeding???
Annual grasses are considered by most to be weed. Under the right
conditions, they can take over a lawn with perennial grasses.
Especially true if you cut your grass fairly short.
How exactly are you so certain you don't have annual grass seeding?
On Mon, 24 May 2004 18:49:48 -0500, in alt.home.lawn.garden you wrote:
NO. It's NOT ANNUAL GRASS GOING TO SEED.
My lawn, and the lawns in my neighborhood, are a well-established
typical mix of various northern PERENNIAL grasses, primarily Kentucky
bluegrass with some ryegrass and fescue.
AS I SAID, I have noticed that my lawn, as well as neighbors' lawns (one
of which is owned by the owner of a lawn service and is 100% Kentucky
Bluegrass) have produced an EXTRAORDINARY amount of seeding this Spring.
I've also noticed an extraordinary amount of assertions, based on ZERO
observations, by what APPEAR to be PERENNIAL TWITS on
alt.home.lawn.garden; however THEY, I will admit, might be ANNUALS. ;-)
Salt Lake Utah, Kentucky Blue, it seems to be unique to my lawn. I don't see
it happening to most of my neighbors. (I wonder if it's the "grass is
greener" deal, where it really is happening more often, but I am more
observant of my own).
I'm a bit south of you in Spanish Fork and my lawn is doing the same
thing. (It is the Bluegrass going to seed, not annual grass.) I've been
told not to worry. Just keep watering, fertilizing and mowing.
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