Practically all homeowners with lawns will at one point or another battle crabgrass. This weed acts like a perennial, and getting rid of it is difficult because it just keeps growing from spring through fall. It’s voracious and capable of producing well over 150,000 seeds per plant.
In this issue, we’ll share tips for getting crabgrass out of your yard.
We know it’s summer but the best way to prevent crabgrass from invading your lawn is to strike with a pre-emergence herbicide in the spring before their seeds sprout.
There are also post-emergent herbicides that will kill crabgrass well after its germinated.
If you see crabgrass before it has spread out like a fork, go ahead and pull it up. If you pull it up after it’s already opened, you’ll merely spill many, many crabgrass seeds all around you.
Generally speaking, your mower should be set to a height of 2-3 inches. Mowing at any height under 2 inches will take away your grass’s ability to fight off other plants and weeds, including crabgrass.
The best time to do this is in the fall when the evenings are cool and there’s more dew in the mornings.
This helps your grass’s roots to go further into the soil, making them more hearty and heat tolerant.
Working in direct heat is nothing to play around with. That’s yet another reason why it makes sense to partner with a professional and licensed lawn service provider.
To see what we can do for your lawn, call us here at Juniper Landscape Company; our number is (619) 334-9464.