5 facts about crabgrass prevention for your lawn.
Crabgrass prevention should be applied in spring when the conditions are right. many clients want a head start on the season by applying crabgrass prevention first thing in the spring. However crabgrass prevention should only be applied when the soil and weather conditions are right. this way you will have protection all season long, and not lose it later in the season.
Crabgrass doesn’t germinate until early may in Connecticut. While everything looks like it is in bloom the soil temperatures are too cold for crabgrass yo germinate until mid may. If we have a late spring this could even be delayed even further.
You can still apply crabgrass pre-emergant and seed.. Seeding your entire lawn and then applying crabgrass preemergant will stop all the seed you just put down from coming up as grass. however this should not stop you from applyng crabgrass pre-emergant. to seed certain areas look at tip # 5.
Crabgrass Prevention Should be Guaranteed For The Entire Season – Run, don’t walk away from lawn care companies who do not guarantee crabgrass prevention for the entire season. Those companies who do guarantee a crabgrass free lawn are more than likely the companies that are applying the product during the correct time, providing your lawn season long protection.
Cultivating The Soil DISRUPTS Crabgrass Pre-Emergent and Breaks Down the Protection – After applying crabgrass pre-emergent, DO NOT cultivate large areas of your lawns soil. This breaks the crabgrass prevention, and allows crabgrass seed to germinate. However, if you need to spot seed in the spring, apply the pre-emergent over your entire yard and cultivate the soil in those few areas to allow grass to grow.
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