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Crabgrass

Crabgrass is one of if not the most common lawn weed on Long Island.  If not controlled correctly crabgrass can ruin your lawn in just a few years.  What is crabgrass?  
Crabgrass is a summer annual which dies at the first frost, it grows rapidly all season long. It has a horizontal growth habit and endures low mowings. Crabgrass spreads by seed and will thrive in areas with low fertility, thin turf, and poor drainage.  Although crabgrass is green and will somewhat blend into your lawn, the texture is a lot different then your grass.
How can you physically control crabgrass?  As to any turf weed having a thick vigorous lawn always helps prevent weeds.  Weeds always have trouble trying to grow through a thick lawn.  You want to make sure that you water deeply.  Always make sure that the water seeks itself into the root system of your lawn and does not sit on top of the soil.  This will only encourage crabgrass to grow.  You always do not want to fertilize during the summer time.  You should only fertilize during the spring and fall.  
How can you control it chemically?  During the spring either late March or early April you want to apply pre emergent crabgrass with fertilizer.  This will help your grass grow this and also control the crabgrass.  Having the proper timing with this is key as you are too early the pre emergent may not do anything, and if to late the pre emergent will not be useful because it has to be put down before the crabgrass comes up.  If you had a lot of crabgrass in the past you may want to apply it a second time in late April/ early May.  By apply the crabgrass pre emergent you will NOT be allowed to seed for about 6 weeks.  If the crabgrass is in you lawn already you can go around spot spraying the crabgrass to kill it.  Lawns should always be aerate or de-thatch before applying pre emergent.  By aerating or de-thatching your lawn you have taken off the barrier of pre-emergent.  

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