A warm season grass that is usually found in high traffic areas where standard turf grass is thin- such as athletic fields and other areas of high traffic. It is also called silver crabgrass and wiregrass. It is a very heavy seeder, often as many as 15-20 seed heads are present. With up to 50,000 seeds per plant. Once it becomes established it is very hard to control. It has a large, extensive root system and will invade hard compacted soils. Goose grass emergence begins as early as March in Texas and continues on through the summer months. Use a pre and post emergent weed control to control goose grass. Post emergent-use Bermuda Grass weeder or Pre-emergent – use Hi-Yield Turf and Ornamental Weed Control containing Dimension.
As with any product always read and follow the directions on the label for the best results. The products recommended for post emergent control are listed for use on Bermuda Grass Lawns only, use on St. Augustine will result in damage or death to this type of turf grass.