Crabgrass has a prostrate growth habit and can be a real eye-sore in your lawn later during summer.
This weed will not survive from one year to the next, but it re-seeds itself from year to year.
Learn how to control and eradicate it from your lawn.
Once this grass has got a foothold in your lawn it can be difficult to fend off
(even with the best pre-emergent control products!) However it can still be done! Here is what we recommend you do.
The first step is to buy an effective killer.
These chemicals have been formulated to specifically attack the roots of crabgrass!
This is a Post-emergence control for grassy weeds in Bermuda, zoysia and bluegrass lawns.
It will kill crabgrass, sandbur, dallisgrass, johnsongrass, goosegrass, barnyardgrass and more.
The concentrate and will cover up to 4,000 square feet!
For Blue Grass mix 2 oz (4 tablespoons) in a gallon of water to cover 200 sq. ft. Spot treat the infested areas.
The second critical step for optimal application -- always mix a "Spreader Sticker" with the weed killer chemical.
The "spreader sticker" we recommend is "Wilt Pruf".
Mixing a spreader sticker (1 oz. per gallon) with a weed killer can ensure the chemical
spreads over the entire foliage area and then sticks!
As an additional benefit, it can keep an application from washing off during an unexpected spring rain storm.
The weed will begin to wilt and brown within 5 days --
spot treat as often as needed every two weeks until you have killed off that nasty crabgrass!
It should not take you more than 2-3 applications to wipe out even he most mature weeds.
A few other notes: For the best results, apply Crabgrass Killer to the lawn in the morning
(after dew has dried) on a sunny, calm day to allow for maximum absorption of the weed killer.
Higher temperatures will result in a quicker uptake of this product for faster control.
However, do not apply the Crabgrass Killer if temperatures exceed 90 degrees F.
If the daytime temperatures are expected to exceed 90 degrees F, apply the product in the early morning when it is cooler.
The combination of these two products should take care of your weed problem!
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