crabgrassCrabgrass is an invasive plant that competes with your established turf for water, nutrients, and ground coverage. When it’s left untreated, it can overtake your lawn in the most obnoxious manner.

This species gets its name from the tendrils that reach out from the center of the patch, like crab legs, allowing it to slowly take over your yard. Who wants that??

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A Few Facts About Crabgrass

This particular species looks a lot like normal grass, with its green-to-yellow blades that grow in patches. However, it will sap your lawn’s nutrients, damaging the surrounding ground cover, as it attempts to take over your yard.

With its creeping runners and opportunistic nature, it doesn’t take too long before this intruder begins to eat away at your lovely, manicured landscape you’ve worked so hard to cultivate. Crabgrass typically starts spreading when the temperatures reach around 55*F, so it’s important to stay a step ahead of the game with this one.

Fortunately, we’ve compiled a list of ways to both avoid- and get rid of- crabgrass in your lawn, so you can continue enjoying a well-manicured landscape without the threat of unsightly intruders.

Let’s take a look at the most effective ways to address crabgrass in your lawn:

How to Avoid Crabgrass in the First Place

As with many other lawn-related issues, the best practice for avoiding problems is to keep your ground cover as healthy as possible. When it comes to preventing crabgrass, here are the key points:

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Getting Rid of Crabgrass

If you’re already facing an infestation of this unlovely intruder, take heart: we’ve got several remedies for you to employ.

Precautions

As with all weed prevention practices, there are a few things you want to keep in mind, to preserve the health of your ground cover as you target unwanted intruders.

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Final Thoughts

Not all weeds are truly invasive; some simply want to share space with your ground cover. However, crabgrass is an exception- it can truly harm your luscious lawn! Be sure you’re taking adequate measure to rid and prevent your lawn from the harm this intruder can bring!

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