How To Kill The Crabgrass In Our Lawns

 

Crabgrass can be such a pain to get rid of and we don’t like seeing it in our yards. With the right methods, we can get rid of that terrible grass though! Of course there are many different ways that will work, but it doesn’t mean one will work for everyone.

 

The innocent looking, attractive green seedlings quickly become voracious monsters that can devour your entire lawn.

What will it cost in terms of time, energy and money to get rid of this nuisance? Unfortunately, this is one of the worst weeds to get rid of.

How bad is your infestation? How big is your lawn area? Are other garden areas affected?

Learn what options you have before you embark on this process. Like many other pest problems, you’ll have to fight more than one battle to win this war. Take a quick look at these ideas, and then get to work!

We’ll start with lawns, since this is the most common problem area. Other articles are available to assist with crabgrass prevention. Right now, it’s time to fight!

First, are you certain that it’s crabgrass? If so, proceed.

Does it look like this?

 

The Fast Way To Kill Crabgrass In Lawns

WARNING:  The fast way to kill crabgrass could also be a fast way to kill your good lawn grass.

Many lawns will tolerate a chemical spray designed to kill crabgrass, but not all grass varieties are safe. Many different manufacturers of garden chemicals offer their own version of crabgrass killer.

But don’t rush out to buy one of those until you know it is the right stuff! (Or you may be sorry!) Does that sound too confusing? How important is this?

It is VERY IMPORTANT to read the label on Crabgrass Killer.

Why? Crabgrass killer will kill some varieties of grass lawns, under any conditions. It will kill other varieties if used incorrectly. To borrow a famous phrase: It will kill some of the grass all of the time, and all of the grass some of the time!

APPLICATION:

You can successfully kill crabgrass in some lawns with products designed for that purpose. This should be marked clearly on the label. They are available as concentrates that can be mixed in a tank sprayer. Use no more than the recommended amount.

BIG CAUTION:

HOT WEATHER!

TRYING TO KILL CRABGRASS IN YOUR LAWN WHEN THE WEATHER IS EXTREMELY HOT WILL PLACE ADDITIONAL STRESS ON YOUR GOOD GRASS. IF YOU SPRAY WHEN THE TEMPERATURE IS OVER 85 DEGREES, THE LAWN CAN INCUR MORE DAMAGE THAN IF YOU SPRAY WHEN IT IS COOLER.

IT IS BEST TO WAIT FOR A COOLER SPELL, IF POSSIBLE. IF THAT IS NOT LIKELY TO HAPPEN, THEN SPRAY VERY EARLY IN THE MORNING OR LATER IN THE EVENING, AVOIDING THE HOTTEST PART OF THE DAY.

 

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