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Getting Rid of Crabgrass

As you can imagine, the topic of crabgrass has come up a number of times before in this forum. A couple of highly voted answers which may be relevant to you are this one and this other one. Crabgrass ...
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What's an organic way to discourage crabgrass from a large "lawn"?

Corn gluten meal (CGM) which is a byproduct of some corn processing methods and can be attained very cheaply in a raw form from a grain mill, or purchased for quite a bit more money as a “natural / ...
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What is this? Not: crabgrass, fescue clumps, quackgrass? Course and bright yellow?

First and last picture looks like a clumping/coarse fescue. Very common in northern blended turfs. Even TTTF will begin clumping heavily under stress and may need thinning (scarifying) and reseeding ...
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How can I remove crabgrass from a Zoysia lawn, and flower beds?

Re the flowerbeds, yes, you need to dig them over and extract all weed roots, preferably without leaving any behind. The guy at Home Depot's advice was incorrect though - if you want to use Round Up, ...
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Pull Crabgrass before overseeding?

If your lawn is almost ALL crabgrass then glyphosate or roundup is indicated. This is absorbed by the foliage and taken down into the roots where the KILL happens. Takes at least 3 weeks. Perhaps a ...
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Issue with grass that has a lot of crab grass. What do I do?

I would wait until next spring an put down pre-emergent crabgrass herbicide. It will not affect perennial grasses.
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Will my Kentucky Bluegrass die if I let nature have its way?

There's a lot to unpack here, but i'll give it a shot. Is there any real harm if I just let Crabgrass take over 100%? It tends to form clumps that leave exposed soil between them; not a uniform look,...
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Help with this grass

Based on the timing of the grass's appearance, its color, the alternate/nearly paired arrangement of its blades, and its form, you have crabgrass. The base of the grass's blades is often a purplish ...
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Should I bag lawn clippings from a crabgrass-infested lawn?

From my experience here in Indiana (land of weeds), the only way to really get rid of the crabgrass is to pull them up by the roots, one by one and throw it in the trash. It will leave divots and the ...
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Will pre-emergent kill new wildflower seeds

Pre-emergent weedkillers work by disrupting the root growth of newly germinated seeds, so that the seeds germinate and then die. The length of time it stays active in the soil depends on the ...
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What are some ways to dig up the wild grass and level the area?

If you are only looking to dig out the weed grasses and other weeds, its easier if the soil is damp or moist, number one, and number two, use a garden fork, one with a long handle and 4 tines (like ...
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What are some ways to dig up the wild grass and level the area?

Unlike spades, shovels are not designed for digging. If you want to do it by hand, use a tool with a sharp straight blade, not a curved shovel blade which can never cut to an even depth. And don't use ...
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Crab grass along margins of lawn

Two things to consider here: the type of soil close to your hard surfaces and temperature and humidity in the two microclimates. Basically nature is just doing its job here, selecting the most ...
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Boiling water to kill weeds?

Instead of trying to kill the weeds as is, you could think of them as future fertilizer. Get some cardboard or newspaper, lay it on top, and start "lasagna gardening" by putting compost on top of that....
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Is there a selective herbicide for crabgrass that can be applied during high temps?

Cool season grasses are far easier to control weeds just by the height of the crop and training the roots to grow deeply and be drought tolerant. You don't have that ability. Spring pre emergence ...
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How can I remove crabgrass from a Zoysia lawn, and flower beds?

For your lawn: You can use a selective herbicide to target the crabgrass. Make sure your product is safe to use on Zoysia. I use Quinclorac based herbicide, because I find that Zoysia is highly ...
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How can I remove crabgrass from a Zoysia lawn, and flower beds?

I am glad you asked us rather than listen to True Green and Home Depot. My goodness! Please PLEASE forget that plastic membrane!! Please. It is one of the dumbest things us humans have done...I've ...
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