Watering, lawn mowers, people and pets can readily spread AR dallisgrass seed from one spot to another so it’s important to immediately contact your Arkansas-NW, AR Weed Man professional to identify and control dallisgrass in your lawn.
Dallisgrass seeds generally germinate in the spring and summer when soil temperatures are in the 60- to 65-degree range resulting in clumpy patches of grass. The patches are coarser in texture and can present a tripping hazard where children regularly play.
A primary management key is to prevent the establishment of new dallisgrass seeds through eradication and possibly lawn renovation. Arkansas-NW, AR dallisgrass in tall fescues may need to be controlled through manual or mechanical methods.