Maintaining your lawn during the hot and humid summer months can feel like a full-time job. Unfortunately, many beautiful lawns are overtaken by crabgrass once the summer warmth kicks in. The best way to get rid of crabgrass is, unfortunately, preventing it from popping up in the first place. However, there are several things that you can do to banish it once it has already appeared.
How Can I Tell If There is Crabgrass in My Yard?
Crabgrass is a thicker, clumpy weed that is either yellow or green in color. It looks very much like grass, but can wreak havoc on your lawn’s health and make your yard appear unkempt quickly. Crabgrass is known for actually overtaking otherwise-healthy lawns entirely and stopping the growth of health grass. Crabgrass will take the nutrients intended for your other grass and cause it to fade away.
How Can I Get Rid of Crabgrass Naturally?
If you are concerned about using chemicals on your lawn’s surface, there are a few ways that you can get rid of it naturally, including:
- Letting crabgrass die on its own in the fall and applying pre-emergent in the early spring next year to prevent it from returning
- Pulling the entire stalks of crabgrass up from the roots
- Seeding your lawn to fill in any places that are bare as a result of crabgrass growth
- Watering your lawn deeply 1-2 times a week once you plant new grass seeds and monitoring the lawn for any crabgrass growth
How Can I Get Rid of Crabgrass Quickly?
Chemical treatments are always the most efficient way to get rid of crabgrass in your lawn. Depending on your local or state regulations, you might need to hire a professional from Atlantic Maintenance Group to get the job done. Post-emergent chemicals are hard to use and tricky to apply, so always trust a professional with your crabgrass removal.
Summer Landscaping Care from Atlantic Maintenance Group
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