How do I control crabgrass

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by ziggyor, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. ziggyor

    ziggyor LawnSite Member
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    One of my customers wants me to use organic stuff on the lawn. I now see 3 inch tall crabgrass. How do I control crabgrass organically?
     
  2. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    your hands, or a tool from HD called the weed hound(?), you can get the majority of that and then hand pull the leftovers afterwards.

    There are basically only organic non-selecive herbs, they kill everything.
     
  3. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    here you go, this is what I have and it does pretty good, well built
     

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  4. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Made from cinnamon bark, Agralawn Crabgrass Killer is an all-natural weed control used as a spot-treatment to kill crabgrass, basket grass, chickweed, clover, and other similar weeds. Safe for use around people, pets and the environment. 2 lb. container covers 100-200 sq. ft., most of the time it will get choked out with the lawn growing well. and some CMG
     
  5. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Does cinnamin bark kill good grasses too? It does work on Crab real good but I never noticed the surrounding grasses, being affected.
     
  6. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    baking soda is the active in the agralawn product, the cinnimon supposedly acts as a pre emergent.
     
  7. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    have you used it before??? thats a real interesting, if it works, wow that would be great
     
  8. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Cinnamin makes no claim as preM. It is dusted on wet leaves and does work quite well in that fashion.
     
  9. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    I heard that baking soda was a good fungicide too, any thoughts on this one?
     
  10. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    yes I think I need to get some soda.........the bag cinnamon is real high$$$
     

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