Baltimore Crabgrass Control | Scientific Plant Service Skip Navigation
scientific plant service baltimore crabgrass control

Call Scientific Plant Service for the best Baltimore crabgrass control services!

Crabgrass is a grass-like weed that can grow almost anywhere. It grows extremely fast and can soon become an eyesore on your lawn. Contact Scientific Plant Service for expert Baltimore crabgrass control if you are concerned about crabgrass growth. Since 1957, Scientific Plant Service has been the company Baltimore property owners can count on for reliable, satisfying services. In addition to our weed control, we offer pest and wildlife management, deer repellent, aquatic care, aeration and seeding, tree and shrub care, and athletic field maintenance. Our certified and licensed lawn care providers are here to provide you with the crabgrass control services your lawn needs to thrive. Contact us today to learn more about our weed control services. 

What Causes Crabgrass Growth? 

There are a couple of factors that can contribute to increased crabgrass growth. For example, if your yard is not getting enough nitrogen, it may be vulnerable to crabgrass. Unfortunately, crabgrass can thrive in low-nitrogen soil. Additionally, if you continually mow your lawn too short (shorter than three inches), your grass is vulnerable to weeds. If you want to examine your lawn’s nutrient levels, you can arrange a soil test to determine whether more nitrogen is needed. 

Why Preventative Baltimore Crabgrass Control Is Necessary

The name “crabgrass” comes from its appearance, low to the ground in a crab-like shape. This annual weed germinates during the spring, appears throughout the growing season, and dies when the ground freezes. However, if left alone, it will drop seeds for next spring and continue to return to your landscape. 

Applying pre-emergent herbicide will prevent crabgrass seeds from germinating and taking root in your lawn. It is far easier to prevent crabgrass than to try to control it once it has started to grow. 

If you fail to control crabgrass, more and more crabgrass plants will germinate and spread across your lawn. As crabgrass spreads, it competes with your turf for necessary nutrients. This means your turf may die off more while crabgrass thrives and spreads.

Read or Write
us a Review on

Google Reviews Logo

"Great owner and awesome guys who work there and the service is awesome"

~ Duane M

"Great people who do great work. Enough said"

~ Updog

The Scientific Plant Service 1-2-3 Weed and Feed System 

At Scientific Plant Service, a crucial part of our Baltimore crabgrass control services is our 1-2-3 Weed and Feed System. This treatment includes pre-emergent herbicides and fertilizer to prevent weeds and encourage healthy lawn growth. The three steps include: 

  1. Applying POLYON fertilizer with slow-release nitrogen. Pre-emergent weed control is applied simultaneously to prevent the germination of crabgrass and other weeds. 
  2. In late spring, broadleaf weed control hits its peak. At that time, we return to apply more weed control. We only treat places in which weeds are active to prevent damage to your healthy grass. 
  3. When the stress of summer ends, we examine your lawn again for weeds and apply a fall fertilizer to give your property a head start for spring. 

This year-round preventative treatment can help keep crabgrass weeds off your beautiful Baltimore landscape. Scientific Plant Service guarantees to control crabgrass weeds in your lawn for the entire season. If weeds reappear, you can contact our office to eliminate the problem areas. Call Scientific Plant Service when you are ready to take advantage of our comprehensive Baltimore crabgrass control.

Call Scientific Plant Service for Baltimore Crabgrass Control 

Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke.  We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community.  From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.

We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

Our Lawn Care Services

We Are Hiring. Top Pay. Great Benefits. Work Where You Are Appreciated.

Click Here To Download Fillable Application

Send completed application to

Click here to chat with a representative