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Please be sure to read the product label of any insecticide you choose to use to get information on the personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations, it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves, and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor, a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together two different safety kits that will make selecting the correct safety gear easier for you.

How to Check for Goosegrass

When and Where to Find Goosegrass

By DoMyOwn staff

Goosegrass is a bunch weed that invades lawns and spreads through seeds. If you suspect you may have goosegrass, remember the following areas and timing.

When Does Goosegrass Grow?

Goosegrass grows from late spring through summer. The weed germinates when soil temperatures reach 63-65 degrees, late enough that early pre-emergent herbicide treatments may miss the germination window, allowing the weed to still grow.

This can be resolved from split applications of pre-emergent herbicide, applying the first treatment before soil temperatures are above 55 degrees. Learn more in our Goosegrass Prevention Guide.

Where Does Goosegrass Grow?

Areas of lawn that meet the following conditions are more likely to have goosegrass:

  • Compacted soil
  • Poor drainage
  • Short turf (mowed about 1 inch tall)
  • Thin, sparse grass
  • Sees lots of foot traffic

Goosegrass can grow in both warm and cool-season turf throughout the United States.

If you have goosegrass, learn how to kill it with our How to Get Rid of Goosegrass guide. Click the right arrow below to learn more.

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