Spread of disease/weeds

Caledwen

LawnSite Senior Member
How do you manage your equipment so that you don't transmit disease/weeds that you invariably pick up from one yard to the next?
 

RigglePLC

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Grand Rapids MI
Nearly impossible to clean off fungus spores. And besides, most fungi are already present due to being carried in the air on winds, or spores carried by means of grass seed.
Weeds--also a difficult problem. But their seeds are almost everywhere, too.
The groundskeeper will be very careful to never allow outside equipment on football and baseball fields. This is to prevent the introduction of Poa annua. Likewise on the top-shelf golf courses.

Southern lawns--I am not sure--probably best to blow off clippings and residue. You do not want to be accused of spreading Bermuda grass to fescue lawns.
 

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