How to Get Rid of Crabgrass in Your Lawn

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Are you worried that your lawn is being taken over by crabgrass? If so, you are not alone. Crabgrass can be difficult to get rid of once it takes over a yard, but there are many methods that work well to get rid of it.

What Crabgrass Looks Like?

The first step in getting rid of crabgrass is identifying it. It will have a very short stem with large leaves and look like clumps throughout the lawn area. It will also be a lighter shade of green than the rest of your lawn.

Where Does Crabgrass Grow?

Crabgrass will grow in almost any lawn. It grows quickly and spreads rapidly throughout the grass, making it difficult to get rid of once it takes over a yard. It thrives in mild to cool temperatures. Crabgrass seeds remain dormant for a short period of time after shedding from the plant. But then germination begins once temperatures reach 55 degrees for about 4-5 consecutive days.

How to Get Rid of Crabgrass

Getting rid of crabgrass on your own can be difficult. It's a pesky weed and if not completely removed will continue to germinate and grow in your lawn. Here are some tips for getting rid of all those pesky weeds:

  1. Remove them manually- This method requires users to pull up individual pieces or cut down all the plants at one time. It may take longer than other methods but it works well on small patches of crabgrass
  2. Use chemical treatments - There are various chemical treatments that can be used on your lawn. Some may take more than one treatment to work and it is best not to use them when the temperature reaches 80 degrees or higher.
  3. Call professionals - Our team at ALM is highly trained and determined to get rid of your crabgrass one and for all. We are knowledgeable about growth patterns and what it takes for total elimination.

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