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HOW TO GET RID
Crabgrass is a clumpy, unattractive
weed that thrives in bare areas
of a lawn.
If left alone, it will rapidly reproduce
and spread to the point that it takes
over the landscape.
Once winter arrives, the crabgrass will
die off, but only after it has scattered
seeds that keep the life cycle going.
Getting rid of crabgrass now gives
you many months of enjoying
a healthier lawn.
Stop Them Before
The one good thing about crabgrass
is that it has a fairly predictable
The seeds that have been dormant
all winter will start to sprout as soon
as the ground begins to warm up.
Applying a pre-emergent spray
around March through May
is an effective way to get ahead
of the issue before the plants spread.
Spot Treat Newly
Occasionally, you’ll see
breakthrough cases of crabgrass
after the initial treatment.
Newly sprouting plants are often
easy to remove by hand.
You can usually tell if crabgrass is easy
to pull by looking at the leaves.
If it only has two to four sets of leaves,
then it has likely not developed deep
Just use a garden tool that is designed
for weeding to help you pull it up with
the roots intact - leaving any roots
behind can result in the plant popping
You can also spot treat a single
crabgrass plant with natural
Pouring boiling water over the plant
can kill it before it can grow more.
A vinegar and dish soap solution
is another option for using
a homemade spray.
Keep in mind that both of these
methods could kill other plants
within the area.
Use caution when spraying,
and continue to monitor the
area for further weed growth.
Set Your Lawn
Mower to High
Being overly aggressive with your lawn
maintenance can invite weed growth.
A lush lawn makes it harder
for seeds to reach the ground
and plant th