So, if you can’t spray the weeds, what can be done?
The DPW has experimented with using an organic spray that has vinegar as a prime ingredient, but as it does not eliminate the root structure, the weeds return. In addition to continuing the research, here is what is being done:
Diamonds: In the fall, each diamond has the weeds mechanically removed as the infield is regraded.
Multi-Purpose: A strong turf does not allow for major weed growth, so efforts are underway to decrease compaction along with improved soil conditions, to make it possible to grow that strong turf.

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1. How many athletic fields are in Needham?
2. Who maintains the athletic fields?
3. Why do participants pay a $5 Field Maintenance fee?
4. What kinds of projects are done with the Field Maintenance fee?
5. What are some of the successes funded by the Field Maintenance Fee?
6. What do I do if I have a maintenance question?
7. Who schedules the athletic fields?
8. Why do I pay a Field Administration Fee?
9. Are there scheduling priorities?
10. If I’m a coach and need additional practice field space, whom should I contact?
11. Why are there more weeds on the fields than in the past?
12. So, if you can’t spray the weeds, what can be done?
13. Should I be concerned about mosquitoes?
14. Are deer ticks a concern in Needham?
15. Are the droppings from Canada Geese a health problem?
16. Why are some fields closed when the rain has stopped and it is sunny out?
17. Why am I asked not to bring my dog to watch a game?
18. Why do some school sites not have trash barrels?
19. Why are the trash cans full some days?