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Control Crabgrass, Protect Your Lawn

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Through all of spring and summer, much has been said about your lush lawn and how you maintain a healthy turf. Every guest who has walked in your yard for the weekend barbecues has complimented you on your beautiful, green expanse. While you transition from the buzz and excitement of summer into the colorful extravaganza of fall, chances are that your beloved yard may start becoming home to crabgrass, one of the most prolific weeds in the state of Pennsylvania. Known to start reproducing in late summer and early fall, crabgrass spreads in unsightly patches that can take over your entire lawn in no time. 

The reason this is such a menace is because a single crabgrass plant can produce as many as 75,000 seeds. These usually lay dormant in the soil until they receive the ideal weather conditions for germination. Once they spread, your luscious turf will show dense, clumpy patches of unwanted grass. While the first frost does kill the plants, the seeds stay hidden through the winter and regrow once the ground temperature warms up.  

There are several effective methods to get rid of crabgrass and preventing it from recurring. If you are not inclined to tackle this problem on your own, bring in your professional lawn care services company and let the qualified specialists fix this issue.  If you are handy around your yard, consider some of these DIY measures to treat and control crabgrass.

Lawn Treatments to Control and Prevent Crabgrass

  • If you notice any early signs of crabgrass in your lawn, apply a pre-emergent herbicide that works to kill the seedlings while they are germinating. Follow the manufacturer’s directions, especially regarding the timing, weather patterns, ground temperature and lawn maturity.  
  • If the crabgrass has already sprouted and appears as ugly patches in your lawn, use the post-emergent herbicide that controls the weed after it has germinated. For the quantity, timing, and application procedure, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and do not skip any suggested steps.
  • To prevent crabgrass from getting a toehold in your lush, green grass, care for your turf with these simple measures:
    • Mow the lawn frequently and keep the length of the grass long and thick to block sunlight near the soil. Since crabgrass cannot grow in the shade, you will be able to arrest the problem at the germination stage.
    • In a mature turf, water in long, heavy intervals so that the roots grow deep and promote healthy grass. In a newly-seeded lawn, stick to shallow, frequent watering.
    • Purchase an approved fertilizer based on local regulations and norms and do an application for your lawn at least once a year.

Let Your Trusted Lawn Care Services Company Tackle Your Crabgrass

At Sabia Landscaping & Tree Services Inc., we offer comprehensive lawn care services from spring to fall. Our trained staff has several decades of experience in fertilization and treatments customized for different type of turfs. Our services include six to seven applications a year to control issues such as crabgrass and broadleaf weed. Get in touch with our friendly staff who will be happy to inspect your lawn and give you a competitive quote for our lawn care services.

For all your lawn care needs in and around Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery County, call Sabia Landscaping & Tree Services Inc. at (215) 822-3886 or contact us using our online form and we will be in touch with you soon. 


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