A single clump of crabgrass – tall, sprawling and weedy – can do more than wreck the appearance of a well-maintained lawn. Crabgrass sets a lot of seeds. A single crabgrass plant can have 150,000 seeds. If even only 10% of those grow in your yard, you’ve got 15,000 crabgrass plants growing. And each of those 15,000 crabgrass plants will set 150,000 seeds. It doesn’t take long for crabgrass to overtake a yard.
You Can’t Mow Crabgrass Away
While your lawn mower may appear to be chopping crabgrass off before it can do any damage, we’ve got bad news for you. Crabgrass may be one of the most stubborn plants on the planet. It is absolutely determined to survive and propagate. It will set seed even when it’s cut putting green short.
What’s the Secret to Getting Rid of Crabgrass?
As a lawn care company in Carver, MA, we’ve devoted ourselves to safe, science-based lawn care. This means understanding the nature and life cycle of problem plants like crabgrass. Crabgrass is an annual, which means each plant grows for a single season and then dies. That same plant won’t return. Any crabgrass you see in the following year grew from the seeds of last year’s crabgrass.
The secret of getting rid of crabgrass is eliminating plants before they set seed. As part of our Fertilization and Weed Control service, we treat Carver area lawns 6 to 8 times throughout the growing season. Specially chosen pet and family friendly herbicides eliminate crabgrass and other broadleaf grasses before they set seed. It’s the simplest, most stress-free way to enjoy a crabgrass free lawn all summer long.