Crabgrass Control is without a doubt one of the most necessary considerations of good lawn care. Crabgrass and spurge can damage an otherwise lovely lawn. Property owners who spend time and money guaranteeing their turf is in good condition can easily become discouraged when crabgrass and other broadleaf weeds overtake a lawn. Turf always appears to be the finest when it is free from crabgrass and weeds.
CRABGRASS CONTROL STRATEGY
Pre emergence control of crabgrass is the best time to implement your crabgrass prevention program. If you are unable to treat your garden in time for pre emergence, then post emergence management of small seedling crabgrass vegetation after germination and emergence can also be effective.
CRABGRASS AND SPURGE PREVENTER
A crab and spurge preventer herbicide such as Dimension “dithiopyr” is a wonderful crabgrass control product to regulate grasses like Wild Oats, Annual and Perennial Ryegrass, Sandbur and Smutgrass. It additionally controls broadleaf weeds such as Buttercup Oxalis, Pineappleweed, Redroot Pigweed, Parsley-piert and Common Purslane.
When utilized as directed, these turfgrass species are tolerant to the product… cool-season grasses such as Creeping Bentgrass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue and Perennial Ryegrass; and warm-season grasses including Bahiagrass, Bermudagrass, Buffalograss, Carpetgrass, Centipedegrass, Kikuyugrass, Seashore paspalum, St. Augustinegrass and Zoysiagrass.
Utilizing a crabgrass and spurge control will help stop winter to summer season annuals and perennial grassy and broad leaf weed seed before they start. You’ll be able to gain control over crabgrass and weed seed germination and keep crabgrass out of your lawn.
It is vital to select an herbicide that doesn’t harm turf or nearby established ornamentals. Always use herbicides according to label directions for safety and to achieve desired outcome. Look for residential herbicide products that are available with low labeled use rates and favorable environmental profiles since that means better safety and less potential for damage to yards or shrubs. Pick an herbicide that does not have significant lateral or downward movement in the soil – this is possible with herbicides designed with low water solubility and strong affinity to bind to soil. When the herbicide binds to soil particles instead of leaching into groundwater it remains more effective and does not become a hazard later in the ground water supply.
While it normally takes just one application of Dimension for season-long management – a full a hundred and twenty days, multiple treatments may be required for season-long management in warm-season turf.
TIPS FOR CRABGRASS AND SPURGE MANAGEMENT APPLICATION
TIP 1: Always apply pre-emergent as a blanket therapy
TIP 2: Look for management break down along the driveway, sidewalk and curb
TIP 3: A second remedy may be required for challenging lawns
TIP 4: Monitor your applications with a calendar to keep a routine
TIP 5: Water-in pre-emergent or apply just before rain
TIP 6: Core aeration is best throughout the cool down period, late summer season
TIP 7: Practice spraying with plain water and calibrate, then apply the product
TIP 8: To measure, pace off the length and width, one pace equals three ft
You can lengthen crabgrass management interval through the use of a split application. Apply a preemergence application early, then come back prior to tillering with an additional pre or postemergence application.
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