What type of weed is this and how can I get rid of it?

I've been noticing a lot of these growing all over my yard and would like to know how to get rid of them and what to use. Thanks in advance.
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  • GilbertBibiana Henjum GilbertBibiana Henjum on Jul 23, 2014
    Looks like Bermuda Grass, or a like weed, good luck, never been able to rid our lawn without major work, kill rake kill,rake then it's even not a for sure you kill it ,,very deep roots.

  • AmericanWoman AmericanWoman on Jul 23, 2014
    It's a weed. We have it all over this yard. If we didn't have this weed, we'd have mostly dirt. :)

  • Laurie Trunkhill Wells Laurie Trunkhill Wells on Jul 23, 2014
    We started getting this grass this year and it is a pain to keep under control and get rid of

  • Stephanie DuWig Stephanie DuWig on Jul 23, 2014
    I pulled every bit of it up as it spreads and kills off lots of perrenial flowers. And I continue to pull it whenever it shows up. Terrible weed.

  • Wendy S Wendy S on Jul 24, 2014
    weed killer in early spring then seed the area spring & Fall ~ looks like an invasive crabgrass

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Jul 24, 2014
    I am no expert on lawns, but it looks like a type of crabgrass to me as well. If so, there is really nothing to do this late in the season because crabgrass is an annual weed. See suggestions from the Missouri Botanical Garden here: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advice-tips-resources/pests-and-problems/weeds/crabgrass.aspx

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jul 24, 2014
    What we did when we got a large crop was hoe most of it out until hubby decided to spray Roundup; then we resprayed 7 days later. 10 days later when everything was dead, we raked the yard good, put down a layer of top soil and laid Zoysia Emerald Green sod! Either sod or seeding will require watering. Roundup will not work unless it is at least 65-70 degrees. If you don't believe in using Roundup....????....you have lots of work ahead of you.

  • Nakeisha F Nakeisha F on Jul 25, 2014
    Thanks everyone for your advice! Douglas Hunt, I will check into that, thanks. And Wendy L and Jeanette S, I will try your method and see how it works, thanks again.

  • TL McRae TL McRae on Jun 22, 2017
    Round-Up for sure. I have used it on all of my weeds except in the lawn. This crab grass is the worst for being invasive. You have to stop it with Round-Up and then mulch.

  • Cme22841049 Cme22841049 on Jun 22, 2017
    It is Japanese Stiltgrass and Roundup will work to destroy it. However, be sure to spray before it turns to seed. I have had success spraying it when it is a few inches tall. It is easy to pull as it is shallow rooted but it can take over an area quickly, whether wooded land, garden or flower beds. Heavy mulching helps too.