Crabgrass (Digitaria spp.) is one of the most pervasive, opportunistic weeds that homeowners will face. It likes to grow in thin areas and bare spots but will also appear in even the healthiest of lawns too. And let’s face it, crabgrass is ugly. Worse, it can harm other plants, so it must be dealt with immediately. FACT: Crabgrass is a prolific annual weed that produce over 150,000 seeds per plant.
There are many aggressive herbicides that will kill crabgrass, but there are also non-chemical methods that can be effective. After you’ve plucked up any young crabgrass shoots, here are a few things to try:
The number one way to ensure crabgrass does not take over your lawn is to make sure the seeds cannot germinate. That boils down to following lawn care basics that will create a healthier, strong lawn that resistant to weeds.
Bottom line, the best way to get rid of crabgrass and prevent it from coming back is to keep your lawn healthy and strong. And a healthy, strong lawn starts with soil.
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