Throughout America, property owners confront a yearly affliction that turns your smooth, green, plush outdoor carpet into a weedy hot mess. Name: crabgrass.
Crabgrass invades flowerbeds, vegetable gardens, and lawns. When you realize that one plat can generate over 140,000 crabgrass seeds, you know it is trying to strong hold your yard. You must do something ASAP!
To get back control of your outdoor space from crabgrass invaders, try modifying a couple of your lawn care methods.
Allow your grass to sprout a little taller: Crabgrass loves the sun. When you cut your grass very low, the grass blades can’t shield the rest of the grass. Crabgrass can develop in those sunny areas. If you believe your yard has a combination of grasses, err on the side of caution and allow your grass to grow taller.
Pick grass species fitting for your type of weather: When you have a healthy lawn, there isn’t any room for crabgrass to grow. Types of grass suitable for your environment will have a simple time putting down roots and flourishing into a vigorous and healthy lawn.
Fertilize frequently for your grass types: Fertilizer nurtures growth. New lawn growth pushes out crabgrass seeds.
Water less frequently but more deeply: The usual error property owners make is to water their grass lightly and often. A deep, total lawn watering every couple of days is essentially better for your grass and deters crabgrass. Letting your grass dry out between watering really helps grass to establish deeper roots. Light watering creates thin surface roots that can easily dry out.
Crabgrass pre-emergent herbicides are great at preventing crabgrass seeds from growing. Since every crabgrass plant makes a vast volume of seeds, even little plants can start creating seeds when fairly young. Stopping the seeds from even sprouting in the soil is a helpful crabgrass prevention tip.
If you don’t know the first thing about crabgrass or how to stop it, get in touch with a professional tree care company that specializes in crabgrass prevention. There are even eco-green and organic crabgrass treatments for those who aren’t feeling the whole chemical pesticide thing. The bottom line is for healthy grass, the crabgrass has got to go!
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