Type of Weed: Grassy Weed
Goosegrass is a warm-season annual grassy weed that is also known as silver crabgrass, wiregrass, or crowfoot grass.
This problematic weed is common in turfgrasses, compacted soils, high traffic areas like cracks in sidewalks, and very thin turfs in sports fields and golf courses.
Goosegrass is capable of producing tens of thousands of seeds per plant making it very capable of returning annually.
How to Identify
Due to the low-lying growth pattern of goosegrass, this weed can tolerate very close mowing and can still produce seeds even when mowed extremely low. It is also well adapted to drought and compact soils making this a very hardy warm-season weed.
Due to restrictions on the use of some herbicides, the post-emergent products labeled for use on goosegrass can only be applied on golf courses, sod farms, and right of way locations. The best way to rid your property of dallisgrass is through preventative pre-emergent herbicide treatments.