Ways to get rid of crab grass???

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by rvsuper, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
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    My yard has a few spots of crabgrass this year....never really had it until this year. Neighbors say that it is hard to get rid of? What can I do besides using RoundUp to get rid of this stuff? I tried pulling it, but the roots don't come out. I don't know characteristics of this suff, but will it grow if its only the roots there?
  2. wolfpacklawn

    wolfpacklawn LawnSite Member
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    I've seen a new product by Ortho that is specifically for killing crabgrass in lawns. I saw it at home depot. I haven't tried it but would if I had the need.
  3. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
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    whats it called?
  4. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
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    Went to the ortho site and found it.....looks like it should work. I HATE crabgrass!!!:angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:
  5. ipm

    ipm LawnSite Senior Member
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    MSMA will do the trick. MAke sure it is not ST.Aug or similar(centipede, etc.. Read the label.
  6. masterpiece1

    masterpiece1 LawnSite Member
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    We use the product "Drive" for postemergent crabgrass control in our fertlizing company. Works great!
  7. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
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    If you get on and use a good per-m program crabgrass is one of the easiest to control. I have not had crabgrass in my lawn in years.

    If you have you license you can get Drive 75 or MSMA, with the temps we have had lately I would stick woth the Drive. Next year get you pre-m down and make sure you have good coverage (months) and you should be set.
  8. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
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    the ortho works great but make sure and mix it exactly by the directions. More is not better
  9. ExlawnPro

    ExlawnPro LawnSite Member
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    The best thing that should have been is to apply Crab Grass Pre-Emergent in the spring. It is tough to get rid of during the hot season when it proliferates without damaging the surrounding "desirable" grass plants.

    I would live with it until late spring/early fall and spray it and any other undesirable weeds/grasses with Round-Up, wait seven to ten days and renovate(power rake/core aeration/slicing) and seed these areas and any other areas that may have been damaged by disease/grubs/drought, etc.

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