In Indiana, crabgrass is an incredibly common weed that can be quite difficult to treat. As the weather begins to warm up, you may find yourself face-to-face with this invader, slowly claiming your lawn as its territory. The best way to handle crabgrass is to deal with it before it emerges by using a pre-emergent treatment. The pre-emergent treatment targets this nuisance before it has a chance to sprout and infest your lawn. But if you find yourself facing crabgrass this season, you do still have options to control the situation. There are a variety of post-emergent treatments that can be used to deal with it. However, those treatments may take multiple applications as it's tougher to deal with mature crabgrass. So, make sure you remain patient as treatment is applied, and whatever you do, don't pull crabgrass from the ground. By trying to uproot crabgrass, you'll end up helping them take over your lawn.

Pre-emergent weed control is the best way to control crabgrass.

Crabgrass is an extremely stubborn weed to deal with, and if your lawn is suffering from a crabgrass outbreak, then it becomes much more difficult to control. For these reasons, it's best to apply pre-emergent weed treatments before crabgrass germinates to control this weed. By using pre-emergent weed control each year, you may end up saving yourself from dealing with an outbreak in the future. Each plant can produce thousands of seeds that can remain in your soil for several years. The pre-emergent control treatment stops the seedlings from breaking through your soil, nipping the crabgrass situation before it can even get started. In Indiana, pre-emergent weed control can be applied in early spring to be effective for the entire season.

If your lawn is infested with crabgrass, don't pull this weed from your lawn!

Our potential client in Nappanee, IN with a freshly pulled crabgrass weed.

If you missed the opportunity to apply pre-emergent treatment, and you find yourself facing a crabgrass infestation, make sure you do not pull this weed from your lawn. A single crabgrass plant can produce up to 150,000 seeds! If you pull crabgrass from your lawn, you are inadvertently helping it spread as you cause thousands of seeds to spread across your lawn. This can make the crabgrass outbreak even worse. You'll find yourself stuck in a loop of pulling crabgrass every week while simultaneously helping them spread their seeds for the entire season.

Post-emergent treatment is the best way to get rid of existing crabgrass.

Professional applying post-emergent weed control to lawn in Notre Dame, IN.

If you find yourself facing a crabgrass outbreak on your lawn, there is still a way to deal with them. Various post-emergent treatments can be used to deal with emerging crabgrass. Post-emergent treatments are most effective when the crabgrass is still young. If you're able to start applying treatment early enough, before crabgrass has tillered, then you may be able to easily control the situation. However, as the crabgrass matures, it becomes increasingly difficult to handle. The process will require patience as multiple treatments may be necessary to fully control the crabgrass situation.

By maintaining a dense lawn throughout the year, you can help crowd out crabgrass from your lawn.

Call us today, and we'll help you eliminate crabgrass with our weed control service!

Crabgrass is a stubborn foe that can infest your lawn if not properly treated. At Grow Pros Lawn Care, LLC, we offer a weed control service that includes both pre-emergent and post-emergent treatments to eradicate this weed from your lawn. We service commercial, HOA, and residential properties in Elkhart, IN, and in surrounding cities like Granger and South Bend. Give us a call today at (574) 326-3526 to schedule our weed control service! We look forward to helping you achieve a weed-free lawn!