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What Is Pre-Emergent Crabgrass Control and Why Is It Important?

It’s only March, and the weather is still chilly, so not too many homeowners are thinking about the health of their lawn – instead, they just want it to get above 60 degrees. We understand! We’re hoping for nice weather too, because that’s when we start working with our clients on their 2018 lawn care program.

Our lawn care program has several parts that are broken down by steps. In March and April, we start on Step 1, which lays the groundwork for your grass for the rest of 2018. We use custom-blended fertilizer, broadleaf weed control, and pre-emergent crabgrass control in March and April. Fertilizer replenishes the nutrients that may have been lost over the winter, and weed control prevents those early, ugly spring weeds from popping up.

Pre-Emergent Crabgrass Control for Your Lawn
This part of Step 1’s treatment is used to control crabgrass throughout the year. Having your lawn treated now for crabgrass is important, because this weed-like grass takes every opportunity that it can to grow in your yard by the time late spring rolls around. It doesn’t need much soil or sunlight, which means that it grows just about anywhere, including the cracks in your driveway and walkway, as well as bare spots in your yard. It your lawn isn’t watered properly or fertilized correctly, crabgrass will grow there, because it’s remarkably hardy. Once you get crabgrass, it’s hard to control, so the best way to avoid it is to get it treated in March or April.

Superior Lawn Care will apply a pre-emergent treatment to your grass to prevent this grass weed from popping up in the spring and summer. When the crabgrass seeds begin to sprout underground, they’ll grow right into the pre-emergent treatment, which eliminates them before they can even break through your soil. This will also help to prevent later spots of crabgrass showing up in the late summer.

Remember, early spring prevention methods are much easier than getting rid of patches of crabgrass once they’ve appeared in your yard. There’s a certain window where the best time for applying pre-emergents works the best, providing effective results. Give Superior Lawn Care a call now, and we can schedule a time to come to your home and answer questions about pre-emergent crabgrass control.

Superior Lawn Care Service For Pittsburgh Homes
Superior Lawn Care’s Five-Application Lawn Program was designed with your lawn in mind and is backed by decades of experience. We service homes throughout most of the Pittsburgh area, including Murrysville, Cranberry, Wexford, Greensburg, Penn Township, Indiana, Mt. Lebanon, and North Huntingdon. Call us today to learn more about keeping your lawn healthy and green during the year.