Weeds on greens?

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Fred Williams wrote:

I have seen weeds and moss on greens.

Yes, they use chemical treatment.
Plants are competing against each other. Each sort of plant has its own optimal conditions as a combination of light, temperature, moisture and minerals. Some plants like the same conditions as grass used for lawn. And they survive daily cutting, because their leaves lay flat on the ground. Here in Europe especially Daisy and Broad-leafed Plantain are strong competitors - they lay their broad leaves over the grass covering it, keeping away the light from the grass.

No, new seeds have nearly no chance against the established plants. Also, I doubt that the existing sort of grass is usable for a putting green. You can try to cut it daily short, but it will get brown and die, or it will loose competition against mosses (if moisty).

You need to exchange the soil 1-2 feet (30-60 cm) deep, seed a special sort of grass, and maintain this area like a green-keeper.
For some medium quality you can try - break up the soil 1-2 feet deep - remove all roots of plants and all stones by sieving - order some trucks of washed sand, mix the sand with the soil - let the remaining weeds grow out for 1-2 weeks, break up and sieve again - form the surface of the green, it should be higher than the surrounding area, and it should be falling down to let water flow away. - seed the grass, best time in Europe is May (warm and moisty)
Helmut Wollmersdorfer
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