What is Crabgrass?


There are few things that disrupt your green lawn more than unsightly weeds. Crabgrass is a common culprit. What is crabgrass and how do you get rid of it? Find out.

What Is Crabgrass?

Crabgrass is a pesky, grass-like weed that is invasive and resilient. The blades spike out in different directions. It’s able to thrive in all sorts of locations, so you might even find it inbetween cracks in your walkway.

How to Get Rid of Crabgrass

Weeds hate competition, getting your grass healthy should be a top priority. Here are some tips:

Water Well

Crabgrass thrives in warm, dry conditions. Watering your lawn too lightly over the summer can also leave your grasses’ deeper roots dry while watering the shallower roots of weeds like crabgrass only.

Reseed patchy spots

Grass roots go deep into the ground and take up a lot of space, so by taking away those empty spots on your lawn, crabgrass doesn’t have the opportunity to thrive.

Mow The Right Away

Let grass grow long enough to create shade at ground level and keep moisture in the soil. And be sure to check your mower because grass that is harmed by a dull blade grows more slowly, giving crabgrass the opportunity to thrive.

Aerate Your Soil

Weeds tend to grow close to the surface, so compacted soil only allows for these invasive plants to thrive. Aerating the soil and reseeding your lawn combats the crabgrass-friendly conditions caused by soil compaction.

Check Your Lawn’s pH Level

When your soil’s pH is out of whack, your grass is not getting the nutrients needed to crowd out weeds like crabgrass. Your soil may need applications of lime to balance pH.

Kick out Weeds with Help

Contact the professionals at Green Lawn Fertilizing to get pesky weeds out of your yard. We have the applications and proper ongoing fertilizing treatments to keep crabgrass gone for good. Call us today at 888-581-5296.

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