John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org
No one likes geese on the lawn, and goosegrass is just as much of a nuisance. It takes over yards in clumps and ruins the lawn's aesthetic. It has long, green leaves with the undersides having white to silver coloring. Some of the leaves may have hairs; others may not. It has a strong root system and invades hard soil and other areas with high traffic.
Having thick, healthy turf is one way to fight goosegrass and to keep it off the property. Applying pre-emergent herbicides in the early or late springtime will help to prevent it from germinating and spreading. Look for an herbicide with goosegrass on the label before applying any regular product for weeds.