06 Jan 3 Common Weeds That All Turf Field Managers Should Be Aware Of
As a field manager, your primary job is to make sure your sports facility is ready to see play. That means that even in off seasons or down times, you need to ensure that maintenance is being performed on your field so that no surprises arise when the season starts anew.
When you have a natural grass lawn, that means you’re mowing, watering, and replacing sod, even when your facility is not in use. These maintenance needs can end up costing lots of money and human resources that aren’t being recouped in admission or concession costs.
That’s why sports field managers in California have been making the switch to artificial grass for their facilities. With fewer maintenance costs, facilities are more profitable, and teams and players always know what to expect when they hit the field.
While you don’t need to mow or water artificial grass, you do want to be aware of some of the weeds that can still sometimes find their way through nooks and crannies in turf, marring your otherwise pristine surface.
One of the hardest weeds to deal with, whether in natural or artificial grass, is crabgrass. If you’ve driven by an abandoned property with a lawn seemingly covered in grassy weeds, this is likely crabgrass. Broadleaf and nutsedge can also rapidly spread through a natural or artificial grass lawn; be aware that broadleaf looks different enough from regular blades of grass that they are easier to spot.
So what can you do if you’re finding weeds in the creases or edges of your turf field? While you can use a pesticide, these toxins aren’t ideal for players using the field. Instead, field managers will want to look at what is under their turf, as a tighter weed-resistant layer can help banish unwanted plants for good.
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