Spring Preemergent Applications for Crabgrass

Crabgrass, a low growing, blue-greenish lawn weed, can not only ruin the look of a well-maintained lawn but also weaken the soil below it. Crabgrass grows when the soil warms in the spring, when the soil temperature reaches between 55 and 60 degrees, and can spread quickly throughout the yard. Mature crabgrass plants can drop as many as 5,000 seeds at one time! Crabgrass is a difficult weed to remove and destroys the beauty of a lawn. This annoyingly aggressive weed is definitely not something to ignore. Crabgrass control is best achieved through prevention. Small steps can be taken to ensure that the weed doesn’t have the environment it needs to grow strong and happy, so follow these crabgrass prevention tips and help keep your lawn healthy and beautiful. (K, Matt, 2015)

Making sure that your lawn is being fertilized can help to ensure that grass grows thick, leaving no room for weeds to take root. It is usually best to fertilize early in the spring before the crabgrass can start to grow. Crabgrass prevention is most effective if applied before the soil reaches 55 degrees, which is the perfect overnight crabgrass seed germinating temperature. Showcase Lawn Works will apply materials that prevent the seed from sprouting as a part of our full lawn program that schedules the right products on your lawn at the right time.

Don’t let weeds take control of your yard. Using our 6 step Lawn Program now can save hours of hard work and frustration after your yard is infiltrated. If you’re not sure where to start, contact us today at 606-836-2534 or fill in the short contact form on our website Tri State Enterprise.  Let us take care of your lawn and prevent crabgrass from gaining a foothold.

 

 

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