What is crabgrass?
Crabgrass is a clump-forming annual plant. The term grass is in the name because, sure, it is a grass, but not just any grass.
one that you want growing in your yard.
Crabgrass isn’t a lovely, luscious turf grass. It’s simply plain bad. Crabgrass is incredibly nutritious.
Heat and drought tolerance. It spreads swiftly once it begins to develop.
Because crabgrass is an annual weed, it will die and not regrow in the winter. The reason it will appear again in
It died in the spring because it had been dropping seeds on your lawn since the previous spring.
Crabgrass plants may yield up to 10,000 seeds per plant. Those seeds will swiftly disperse, germinate, and proliferate across the environment.
Your whole lawn. Crabgrass begins to grow in the spring and continues to develop until late summer.
Here at Evergreen Our lawn care professionals would be delighted to assist you in preparing your lawn for the season.
How to Treat Crabgrass
Because of this, this weed must be treated with a pre-emergent herbicide. post-emergent crabgrass herbicides will kill
the crabgrass and your existing turfgrass .
Before you observe any crabgrass plants, a pre-emergent herbicide should be administered. If your lawn has a history of disease,
If you have crabgrass, you should definitely use a pre-emergent.
Crabgrass pre-emergent herbicides must be sprayed in early spring and again 90 days later in early summer.
summer. The optimal time to do this is 2 weeks before the “average” last freeze date in your area. For
The proposed dates for the Dallas-Fort Worth region are March 5th-15th.
Nitrogen should not be included in your crabgrass preventer. This is due to the fact that our grass in Texas is in bloom at this time of year.
It is still dormant. Using nitrogen on your turfgrass before it is green will make it more drought and heat resistant.
resistant. It will also promote the growth of weeds and diseases.
Water your lawn well after applying pre-emergent herbicides, following the label guidelines. The
Weedkiller will linger in the soil for weeks after application, eliminating any seeds that attempt to emerge.
Dethatching and aerating should be avoided for a few weeks after applying a crabgrass preventer.
will provide the crabgrass seeds with everything they need to thrive, such as sunshine, moisture, and a high temperature.
One thing to keep in mind is that weed prevention is the greatest solution for crabgrass. You should be taking care of
crabgrass before you see any growing.
The second thing to remember is to always use the second dosage. The second dosage must be administered three months later.
after the original application. Performing one application without completing the other will not provide beneficial results.
Remove any clumps of crabgrass that you come across. Make certain that both the plant and its roots are removed. You may make advantage of a
garden weeder tool to help get the roots out.
Crabgrass cannot infiltrate your lawn if it is thick and dense. When you have a lawn that is parched or sparse,
places; this is when crabgrass will infiltrate and spread.
Maintain your yard. It takes effort to maintain a healthy, green lawn. Water your lawn well and fertilize it.
It is a year-round job, but well worth the work.