Listen, we don’t like it either. Crabgrass often emerges and / or takes over your lawn in the summer months, and unfortunately, it sprouts up and ruins the continuity of your lawn (we’ve posted a photo for quick identification). And it can grow in ANY kind of turfgrass.The best way to prevent crabgrass from ever taking root, is to use a pre-emergent herbicide on your lawn every March. But if you’ve got crabgrass in your turf now, then you’re going to need to apply a post-emergent to control the pesky weed. Dithiopyr, also called Crab-Ex, will kill small, emerged crabgrass seedlings. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for application, and be sure to apply the herbicide when the temperature is fewer than 90 degrees outside, usually before 10 AM.
If we manage your lawn care, we applied the pre-emergent in the spring. But if you think you’ve got crabgrass, call us immediately!
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