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What is Pre-emergent Crabgrass Control and Why is it important?

March in Pittsburgh means the weather is still chilly and your lawn may even still be covered in snow. While homeowners shiver in the cold weather, their mind is on warmer weather and is not likely focused on the health of their lawn.

At Superior Lawn Care, we’re excited about the warmer weather too! When the nicer weather rolls around, we begin working our clients on their 2019 lawn care program to get their lawn in top shape!

This comprehensive lawn care program is divided into several parts which are broken down by steps. March and April are when we begin Step 1 of the program, which will help lay a solid foundation for your grass for the rest of 2019. Using custom-blended fertilizer, pre-emergent crabgrass control, and broadleaf weed control in March and April, we can help replenish the nutrients lost over the winter while also helping to prevent the early, unsightly weeds that tend to pop up in the spring.

Pre-Emergent Crab Grass Control and Your Lawn’s HealthWhat is Pre-emergent Crabgrass Control and Why is it important?

As we mentioned above, part of Step 1’s treatment is used to control crabgrass throughout the year. Crabgrass is a weed-like grass that will take every opportunity that it can to grow in your yard by the time we reach late spring, making it even more difficult to get rid of. This is why it is crucial to have your lawn treated for crabgrass before it can take over your lawn.

Crabgrass doesn’t need much soil or sunlight allowing it to grow just about anywhere. This includes the cracks in your walkways or driveways and the bare spots on your lawn. Crabgrass will typically grow in lawns that aren’t watered properly or fertilized correctly because it is very hardy. Once crabgrass has begun to grow in your lawn, it is tough to control, so it is essential to have your lawn treated in March or April to prevent the crabgrass from getting out of control.

At Superior Lawn Care, we will apply a pre-emergent treatment to your grass which will work to prevent this grass weed from taking over your lawn in the spring and summer seasons. This treatment is effective at preventing crabgrass growth because when the crabgrass seed begins to sprout, it grows right into the pre-emergent treatment and is eliminated before it can pop through the soil. This treatment also helps to prevent spots of crabgrass from showing up in the late summer.

Prevention is Key to a Healthy Lawn

It’s important to keep in mind that early spring prevention methods are much easier than having to get rid of crabgrass once it begins appearing in your lawn. To ensure your treatment is applied within the window of time where pre-emergent treatment is most effective, be sure to schedule your treatment today! We are proud to serve customers throughout most of the Pittsburgh area, including Murrysville, Cranberry, Indiana, Greensburg, Penn Township, Wexford, Belle Vernon, Mt. Lebanon, and North Huntingdon.

Call Superior Lawn Care today to learn more about the importance of pre-emergent crabgrass control and how our Five-Application Lawn program can keep your lawn looking great!