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crab grassCrab grass—the bane of so many yards and homeowners who are seeking the perfect lawn. Crab grass is something we are almost all familiar with, but just how to get rid of it or keep it from growing in the first place may be more of a mystery. Here are a few things you need to know about crab grass and how to prevent it or stop it from spreading.

First, crab grass in an annual plant, and sprouts in the spring. It comes from seeds that were dropped the previous summer or fall. By using our lawn spraying services at the proper time, we can kill off the crab grass already in your yard and prevent it from seeding. This prevents it from growing again the following year.

A few other things to keep in mind to prevent crab grass from growing:

  • Cut your grass high. Crab grass loves sunlight, and so if you have your lawn cut too low and keep it low, that allows the crab grass to better flourish. A thicker, higher cut grass will provide more shadow and make it harder for crab grass to grow.
  • Keep your lawn thick and well aerated. A healthy and thick lawn also give less room for the crab grass to take root and thrive. Water your lawn before crab grass season to keep your lawn healthy and thriving. If your lawn is already thick and healthy, the crab grass will have a harder time growing in the lawn.

These are just a few tips to help you get ahead of crab grass in your yard.  For further questions, or to use our lawn spraying services to help stop a crab grass problem in your yard, call us at The Other Side Lawn and Ornamental Pest Control Inc. We look forward to hearing from you!