Crabgrass is an uninvited guest that can keep growing all season long. It loves bare spots, full sun and the heat of the summer. For anyone who is working towards a lush and green lawn, crabgrass is just as big of an enemy as dandelions or other weeds. Effectively getting rid of crabgrass for good requires a multi-faceted approach, and it’s important to understand why it grows to understand how to keep this unwanted invader from making its home in your yard.
What is Crabgrass?
Seeking opportunity in the bare spots of your lawn during late-spring, crabgrass can set up residency in the corners of your lawn, areas with lots of foot traffic, or anywhere else that there are sparse areas of desired grass. But it doesn’t just stay in one spot, crabgrass is a creeping annual grass that can begin to take over your lawn especially during the latter half of the growing season.
How Can Crabgrass Be Stopped?
The traditional method of crabgrass eradication is with herbicides, but they are known to have some levels of toxicity to people, animals and other plants that surround your lawn. These sprays can be effective however one can’t control what happens to that chemical after it rains or the lawn is watered. The components from these chemicals usually end up in waterways and reach other areas that could negatively affect the environment.
If you want to avoid the use of chemicals, the best option is our 100% organic, all-natural approach which focuses on creating a healthy lawn that grows thicker and stronger and thicker naturally, allowing you to works with nature, instead of fighting against it.
Lawn Restoration To Control & Prevent Crabgrass
If you’ve used the never-ending cycle of relying on synthetic chemical sprays and have found out the hard way that this approach leads to an unhealthy lawn, we can help. Restoring your lawn requires tackling the reason for the issues in the first place: depleted nutrients and not having a healthy mix of microorganisms. Taking care of bare spots the right way will help over the long term as well.
3 Tips to Create a Healthier Lawn and Get Rid of Crabgrass
There are some things you can do to help your turf get healthier, too. Follow these tips and you’ll start to see a lusher lawn you can enjoy while you prevent and control crabgrass.
Don’t over water: If you water every day, you may be helping crabgrass more than your lawn. Reduce watering to every other day rather than the daily marathon.
Mow high: We say this a lot here at Greener Grass, but it’s worth repeating. Mowing higher helps increase the robustness of the desired grass which reduces the spread of crabgrass and other weeds.
Use natural fertilizers: At Greener Grass, you’ll only find 100% organic, non-synthetic fertilizers that are free from animal and human waste. We strictly use these products so you can be confident your lawn is healthy and safe for you, your kids, pets and everyone else.
If you’re dealing with crabgrass, give us a call at (330) 578-7447 or fill out our online form to request a quote online. We’d love to help you get started on natural treatments that work with nature so you can enjoy a truly healthy, green and weed-free lawn.