Crabgrass Prevention Part 2

Back in March, we published a blog about the steps you should take to prevent crabgrass from overtaking your lawn, but you may be like a lot of people. You knew you needed to sign-up for the program then, but you got busy, and getting it done got pushed to the back burner to the point you had forgotten about it. Since you didn’t get enrolled in our 6 step lawn care program then, which would have given you two applications of our pre-emergent crabgrass control, the crabgrass is now invading your lawn with a vengeance. Once the crabgrass seeds have already sprouted and crabgrass has appeared in your grass, the pre-emergent treatments will do no good. Even though we are already past the time for the pre-emergent treatments for this growing season, you still have an option. Our post-emergent crabgrass control treatment will help, even after the crabgrass has already germinated.

The post-emergent application works by killing the crabgrass plants. Many homeowners try applying the post-emergent treatment themselves using products from the big box and hardware stores. By doing this treatment yourself, you may be doing more harm than good to your lawns. The instructions for the do-it-yourselfer applying the product are very specific, and varying from these steps could brown or even kill your lawn.

Why not trust our lawn care professionals at Showcase Lawn Works to do the job? They will make sure it is done right and be environmentally safe for you, your children, your pets and your lawns. Our lawn care experts don’t just randomly apply the treatments. They know that the type of grass you have will determine the amount of herbicide to use. Our post-emergent program uses a two-step approach. The first application is effective for killing the crabgrass that is visible in your lawn, but sometimes the crabgrass has taken such a hold in the lawn, that it will re-appear. This is why our post-emergent program is done with two treatments.

Once the crabgrass dies, we recommend letting us provide over seeding for your lawn as soon as possible, so fresh new grass can grow where the crabgrass had been.

If you feel that most of your lawn is mostly already crabgrass, please give us a call. We will gladly come out to evaluate your lawn and give you our recommendations for properly treating your lawn. It’s possible your lawn may need to be totally renovated, and we would recommend that we start that process in the fall.

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