Crabgrass is one of the most pervasive, opportunistic weeds that lawns face. It likes to grow in thin areas and bare spots, but will also appear in even the healthiest of lawns too. 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 hand-pulled any young crabgrass you can, here are a few more things to try:
The number one way to ensure crabgrass does not take over your lawn is to make sure weed seeds don’t have the opportunity to germinate. That boils down to following lawn care basics that will create a healthier, strong lawn that is resistant to weeds.