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By definition, a weed is as an out of place plant. Unwanted grass types growing in a lawn are considered grassy weeds. Many of these grass types stand out in a lawn with coarse leaf blade textures, undesirable green colours, and different growth habits. In many cases these grassy weeds are difficult to control and eliminate without the help of control products.
Such is the case with crabgrass. Crabgrass is a grassy weed that commonly infests lawns. It is an annual plant that generally starts to germinate and appear beginning throughout late Spring and dies within the same year during Fall. When left untreated, crabgrass germinates and spreads along sidewalks, driveway edges, boulevards, and in thin, full sun areas before aggressively moving into other parts of the lawn.
Post-emergent crabgrass control service provides effective results that stop the spread and eliminate the infestation of crabgrass. Applications made when the crabgrass is young and prior to seed production are most effective and important as it reduces the amount of seeds that will be left in the soil for next season.
Alternatively, pre-emergent applications of natural corn gluten sources have shown some level of crabgrass suppression. Physical removal and non-selective control options may be the only choice in areas where control products are not permitted.
Talk to your local Nutri-Lawn to learn more about options for controlling crabgrass, as well as other ecology friendly lawn care services catered for your area.