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.