Weeds are troublesome in lawns, sports fields, playgrounds, golf courses
and oather turfgrass areas because they are unsightly and lead to poor playing
conditions. Perhaps more than just troublesome, weeds greatly increase mowing
costs and present a safety hazard on sports fields and playgrounds. For
example, a weed-free bermudagrass turf on a school ground, public park or
sports field provides a uniform playing surface and requires little or no
mowing from late fall to early spring. On the other hand, a bermuda turf
with winter weeds, crabgrass, dallisgrass and bahiagrass provides a less
desirable playing surface and requires more frequent mowing, winter and
summer. In addition, the weeds create unsightly conditions on those facilities.
Today, turf managers have the tools available to provide weed-free turfgrass facilities. Preemerge products are available to control annual grassy weeds and effective postemerge products are available for most annual and perennial grassy weeds.
Common Grassy Weeds in Turfgrasses