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Common Lawn Weed: Crabgrass


Source: https://extension.umd.edu/resource/crabgrass
Crabgrass is one of the most common weeds you will see in your lawn. As you can tell from its name, this weed resembles grasses you would have in your yard. This unsightly weed can grow as tall as two feet and spread outward across your lawn. Crabgrass is a summer annual weed, meaning it is prevalent in the summer months.

Crabgrass is like most plants and spreads via seeds. These seeds germinate between late spring and early summer. Conditions that favor the introduction and spread of Crabgrass are thinning lawns, lawns cut too short, and having dead or bare spots in your lawn. The best way to prevent Crabgrass from spreading is to keep your grass dense and healthy. Easy Peasy Home Services has lawn care programs that are targeted at keeping your lawn healthy and thick all year round. As for directly controlling a current Crabgrass issue, we have ways of dealing with that. Preemergents in the winter are always a good idea to keep warm-weather weeds from sprouting when the soil warms up. Also, spot-treating the current Crabgrass areas is a proactive approach we offer to customers as part of our lawn programs.

Source: https://extension.umd.edu/resource/crabgrass

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