Frequently Asked Questions

What is crabgrass?

Crabgrass is an aggressive lawn weed that tends to emerge in the springtime.

Is crabgrass a perennial or annual weed?

Crabgrass is an annual weed meaning that it lives and dies within one year.

Does crabgrass spread quickly?

Yes, crabgrass can spread quickly because it is an annual weed. Annual weeds tend to produce many seeds. For this reason it is important to control the weed early in the lifecycle.

What weather conditions does crabgrass grow in?

Crabgrass start to sprout when the temperatures get to be in the mid-fifties.

What happens when crabgrass dies off in winter?

Due to the nature of crabgrass being an annual weed it does grow and die within the same year. Typically the weed dies off and becomes dormant in the fall. When crabgrass die it leave bare spots in your lawn which can be an eyesore.

How can I prevent crabgrass?

Crabgrass should be treated with a pre-emergence herbicide in the spring to keep seeds from sprouting.