Controlling Crabgrass in Your Lawn
April 2015 - 2nd Edition


Is it time to control crabgrass?  In our last newsletter we discussed waiting until after seeding to put down Crabgrass control. We advise seeding your lawn first this spring using our Black Beauty Ultra grass seed. Once your new grass has been mowed 3 times and if crabgrass has been a problem in the past, then apply Crabgrass Preventer plus Green-Up.  This product contains the latest technology that controls crabgrass both before AND after it germinates!  Following these steps will allow you to repair your lawn from winter damage and control crabgrass.  

Controlling Crabgrass in the Lawn
Controlling Crabgrass in the Lawn

Crabgrass germinates each spring in sunny, not shaded, areas of your lawn when soil temperatures reach 55? If you have a soil thermometer, place it in a landscape bed or in your lawn at least 10 feet from your house foundation and check the temperature. If it is 55?, this is a good indicator of the proper time to control Crabgrass. If we have a cool, wet spring, (like we have had in the Northeast), crabgrass germination will be delayed and so should your application for control. Frequently in the late spring, dandelions appear quickly once the temperature rises. Many times this happens one to two weeks after your first application of crabgrass plus fertilizer has occurred. It would be too early to fertilize with a weed and feed product, so we recommend  Lawn Weed Control granules. This product controls dandelions and over 200 other broadleaf weeds without fertilizer. It can be used anytime broadleaf weeds are actively growing. Four to six weeks later, you can apply Weed and Feed Lawn Fertilizer with Broadleaf Weed Control (2nd application-yellow bag). This product will continue to control broad leaf weeds and feed the lawn as it begins to get hungry again!


Organic Weed Control

Would you like to use an organic weed control? 

Organic Weed Preventer plus Lawn Fertilizer 9-0-0 contains all organic corn gluten that stops weeds before they sprout, plus an organic fertilizer that greens up the lawn quickly and feeds for 8 weeks.  It must be applied as a pre-emergent, before crabgrass and broadleaf weeds germinate. It also releases organic proteins into the soil to encourage root development. Use on lawns, landscape beds and in vegetable gardens for all of your yardwide projects. Safe to apply where children and pets play. This patented technology will prevent crabgrass, dandelions and over 20 other grassy and broadleaf weeds. Easy to spread, sugar-size particles. Do not seed for 60-90 days after applying this product.
What Should I Do to My Lawn Next?


Just like every person is unique and different, different lawns require different products. Some lawns need to be seeded to fill in bare spots to thicken them up while others have so many weeds that the weeds must be eliminated first so their is room for the grass to grow.To determine the specific needs of your lawn, refer to our  New American Lawn Guide.  This handy guide will help you determine what your particular lawn care needs are for each seasonThe New American Lawn Plan can change the way that you care for your lawn, for the better. It is based on the use of both organic and traditional fertilizers in the lawn, when and where you need them. You will see that you do not need to apply turf chemicals all over the lawn year after year. You will finally take control of how you care for your lawn in order to grow an attractive, healthy lawn that will not be subject to most lawn problems.

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