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How to control crabgrass before it appears

 

Last updated 3/22/2019 at 1:34am

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Homeowners can reduce the likelihood of the lawn being overcome by crabgrass as summer hits full swing with a proactive approach.

TEMECULA – Homeowners who enjoy tending to their lawns know that grass is vulnerable to a host of problems, many of which appear at a time of year when lawn enthusiasts want to showcase the fruits of their lawn-and-garden labors.

Crabgrass is a common problem that appears in summer. According to Lowes, crabgrass plants produce thousands of seeds between midsummer and early fall. While the first frosts of late-fall or early winter kill the crabgrass plants, the seeds produced by the plants remain dormant throughout winter and then begin to grow as the ground temperature warms up with the...



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