Crab grass is removable so long as you start at the roots and pull up. If it’s being particularly difficult, you can simply water your lawn to soften the soil and then pull it out with relative ease.
Seed bare areas of your lawn
One of the best things you can do to make sure crab grass doesn’t impede your lawn’s development – or at the very least – kept it form sprouting up to begin with; is to seed bare areas of your lawn. Crab grass has a particular affinity for bare and/or dry spots in your turf, so when you can identify it, spread seed over it. That being said, if you have used a weed killer on your lawn recently, you should probably hold off a bit – and by that, we mean a month or so.
Water your lawn
Nothing is better for your lawn than water. If you’re keeping up a consistent schedule – like watering your lawn two or three times in a given week, you shouldn’t have to worry about it to begin with.
The rule of three inches
When you mow your lawn, try to keep it at about three inches in height. When you cut your grass, it’s OK to leave behind clippings. Clippings can serve as detritus, and add both nutrients and shade for your soil – thus helping it retain water longer.
Pesticides aren’t the best solution for everything, but in the case of crab grass, spraying pre emergent every time that your plants are ready to bloom can help solve a whole swath of problems that potentially lay ahead – chief among them being crab grass.
Stick to these simple tips, and you’ll be able to ward off weeds and keep your lawn healthy for an extended period of time. And if you want help – call a pro! It can save you hours of time – and help you get your lawn exactly the way you want it to look.