Crab Grass!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PTOhioMower, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. PTOhioMower

    PTOhioMower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    Isnt this the worst year for crab grass!!!

    It is almost impossible to cut, esp when wet!! Im really starting to dislike those that dont put down any Pre-emergent!!
  2. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,853

    It seems like this year Pre-M has done nothing to stop crabgrass. Infested lawns with or without it.:cry:
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Crabgrass just loves the rain unfortuantely.
  4. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,445

    Nothing like watching a nice edge dissapear before your very eyes. That stuff is growing like crazy in the northeast.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,222

    d0od worst year i have seen for crabgrass, i $hit you not we weeded this place and 2 weeks later it looked like it had never been done, it was sick.
  6. PTOhioMower

    PTOhioMower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    I know exactly what youre sayin. Any bare soil and this crap finds it!

    It is the worst.
  7. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    This year has been terrible (last year also) with the crabgrass, and then add in some nutsedge.
    i used pre-emergents, and even spot treated some and had little affect. The ones that are the worst, at best, look decent.

    My shade houses look night and day from my full sun.
    i can't wait for that cool weather to come.

    nice to hear that i'm not the only one. Sometimes i scratch me head wondering if it's me?:waving:
  8. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    I agree - the worst I have seen crabgrass ever. At this time, it holds so much moisture, and stays wet long after dew has vanished from regular turf. It must be drawing out lots of moisture from the ground.
  9. waffletown20

    waffletown20 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 100

    This may sound stupid, but are there more than one type of crabgrass? Is it the broadleaf weed that is low to the ground and spreads out from a centerpoint, or is it that limegreen stuff that grows really tall really fast? I just want to diagnose it correctly if customers ask.
  10. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 476

    That lime green looking stuff is nutsedge. Crabgrass is not a broad leaf weed but a type of grass. It has a prostrate growth habit and there's two types, smooth and hairy. Do a search on a weed identification web site to see a picture.

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