Practice prevention when it comes to crabgrass control and treatment. Prevention is the first line of defense when it comes to crabgrass control and treatment.
- Keep your grass thick and healthy – Thick healthy grass competes against crabgrass. The best way to do this is through proper mowing, watering during dry spells/drought, fertilizing and over seeding/ slit seeding bare and thin areas.
- Apply pre-emergence for crabgrass – Start your pre-emergence in the spring, prior to germination. This is very effective, but has its limitations with weather. Excessive rain and even drought can cause failure.
- Reoccurring crabgrass problems – An additional application of pre-emergence should be applied approximately 30 days after their first application.
Still Have That Crabgrass?
- Excessive rains through spring can break down the protective barrier.
- Very dry conditions can cause the ground to crack, allowing an unprotected spot for crabgrass to germinate.
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