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How To Get Rid Of Crabgrass from Your Business Property’s Lawn

Crabgrass is an uninvited guest that can keep growing all season long in Minnesota. 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 every 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?

Crabgrass, the stubborn invader of pristine lawns, can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. This aggressive weed, with its sprawling blades and rapid growth, often seems unstoppable. However, there are effective strategies to reclaim your yard from this relentless intruder. The key lies in a combination of proactive measures and timely interventions. Start by maintaining a healthy lawn, as dense, vigorous grass can outcompete crabgrass for resources.

Regular mowing, proper fertilization, and adequate watering create an environment less hospitable to weeds. Additionally, pre-emergent herbicides applied in early spring can prevent crabgrass seeds from germinating. For those that have already taken root, a targeted post-emergent herbicide can help eliminate them.

Lawn Restoration

Crabgrass taking over your lawn can feel like an uphill battle, but with the right approach you can reclaim your lush, green landscape. If your lawn is completely overwhelmed with weeds, this may involve starting over from scratch by removing the existing lawn, grading out the area and installing new sod.

Once the new grass is established, it is critical to strengthen your turf so that you create an environment where desirable grasses out-compete the weeds. Another step is implementing a pre-emergent herbicide in early spring to prevent crabgrass seeds from germinating. Coupled with ongoing maintenance and vigilance, this strategy will not only control existing crabgrass but also prevent future outbreaks, ensuring your lawn remains a beautiful, welcoming space for years to come.

Grounds Maintenance by the Experts

If you’re dealing with crabgrass, contact the team at Premier Property Maintenance to request a bid for grounds maintenance at your business, townhome complex or HOA. We’d love to help you get started on weed control treatments so you can enjoy a truly healthy, green and weed-free lawn.

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