AmyMarchetti
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Location: SE Michigan

is this a lawn problem?

Hi, I'm new to this site and it's so nice to see all the knowledge that gets shared. Hopefully, someone can help me with this! I live in Michigan and had your average nice green lawn a month ago. Did my usual spring fertilizing and now my grass looks a lot like tiny blades of wheat growing; still green but with green wheat-looking sprigs at the top. I noticed that many of my neighbors have this too, but not all of them. Is this an indication of disease or something? What can I do about it? :?: Thanks in advance!

my_secret_garden
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I don't have any answers for you but someone will. Everyone here is really helpful and knowledgable... except me I guess! Haha.

I just wanted to say hi and welcome to the forum. :) Hope you'll stick around a while.

garden_mom
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Location: Detroit, MI

It sounds to me like it's just going to seed. Maybe the fertilizer caused to to put out seed heads sooner than usual? I don't know, but when grass goes to seed, that's what it looks like. Just mow it down.

meesh
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It sounds like you might have Poa annua, annual blue grass. The good news is that it is an annual but the bad news is alot. It is tough to get rid of, it reseeds quickly, and if mown, it grows back super short and still seeds( I've had it seed at about an eighth of an inch).

AmyMarchetti
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Location: SE Michigan

about "is this a lawn problem"

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, I also seeded this spring. Just used the usual mix of grass seed for this area of the country. Could it be the grass seed?

garden_mom
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The seed would have to have had time to develope and grow enough to start producing seed heads of it's own, but it definitley is seed heads that you're seeing. It shouldn't cause any real problems unless it's some type of invasive grass, but that's where my grass knowledge ends. :lol:

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