Is crabgrass overtaking your commercial property lawn? If not taken care of, crabgrass can spread quickly, with one plant spreading thousands of seeds. Here are some tips for identifying crabgrass and getting rid of it.
What Is Crabgrass?
Crabgrass is a type of weed that is common in lawns. It is green or yellow and grows in clumps. It is harmful to regular grass because it competes with grass for nutrients. Often, crabgrass overtakes a lawn and prevents grass from growing.
How to Prevent Crabgrass From Growing
Crabgrass grows when your lawn is spotty and unhealthy. By keeping your lawn healthy and full, you’ll be able to prevent it from germinating. Don’t mow your grass too short. In addition, having a sophisticated irrigation system that deep waters your grass will promote healthy grass growth and reduce crabgrass growth.
Removing Crabgrass From Your Property
What should you do if crabgrass has already started growing? If they have not yet sprouted, you can prevent them from doing so by applying pre-emergent herbicides. These will have to be applied at the right time and temperature in order for them to be effective.
If the crabgrass has already sprouted, you’ll need post-emergent herbicides. You’ll need to be careful not to apply too much, so as not to damage the rest of your lawn. Applying too little is also not a good idea, as it won’t be effective in removing the crabgrass.
Get Professional Help
It’s best that you get a professional commercial landscaping company to help you control crabgrass. Crabgrass can ruin the look and value of your property, but a professional landscaping service will be able to prevent them from growing if they have not yet grown and will be able to remove them if they have.