- Apply pre-emergent herbicide before seeds have had to opportunity to sprout. The best time to do this is when the soil temperature is over 60 degrees.
- Watering your lawn deeply will prevent it from becoming infested with crab grass since crabgrass flourishes in the sunny, moist lawns.
- Don’t mow your grass too short. Weeds require sunlight to grow and longer strands of grass can prevent them from germinating.
- Fertilize your lawn as often as you can as it will help thicken and develop stronger roots.
- Mulching helps establish healthy soil and will prohibit seed germination.
The best way to control crab grass is through a maintained lawn care program. The more often you can apply fertilizer and weed control applications, the healthier your lawn will become. The healthy lawn can eventually choke out the weeds.
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