crabgrass is winning

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by BostonBull, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How long did that take you?
  2. BostonBull

    BostonBull LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 520

    Hour and a quarter, probably 45 mins left, maybe an hour. Easier to pull single plants that are spread out, than the ones that are all clustered together.
  3. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 846

    That looks good.
  4. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,887

    That wasn't too long. I have a project similar to that just a taddddddd larger!
  5. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
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    oops....... forgot the pic...
  6. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,887

    Maybe we'll try this again with a different picture.....

  7. RDA

    RDA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    Looks much better, good work and you are keeping with your organic effort which is commendable. With an area that size, you should be able to get that stand of grass looking great fairly easily.


  8. RDA

    RDA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    Hmm, you have much more work ahead of you if you were planning to pull.

    You might want to consider alternative means.



    Rich - spent a fair bit of time and energy at my father-in-law's last weekend correcting a pretty considerable weed problem which includes crabgrass and quite a few other variety of weeds. More work ahead for certain.
  9. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,887

    Plan on pulling a good portion of it, probably using Q4 on the rest, then reseeding. Any other better alternatives? We've had a rash of CG here, I guess the weather didn't help. And a few of our clients we picked up mid season, no pre-ems.

    Can I mention.... I HATE CRABGRASS!!!
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I hate to say this but it's probably coming right back, all crabgrass needs to
    germinate is direct sunlight and bare spots are just the ticket.

    That having been said I fight the stuff every year, too.

    That stuff is a trick, mix it too light and it does nothing, mix it too heavy and it kills everything,
    the ratios are close and then when I do get the mix right (which is most of the time) it kills the
    crabgrass leaving a bare spot, and guess what comes right back?
    Not a month's time it's all back, more often than not with a vengeance.

    And I do re-seed every year, 50 pounds per quarter acre minimum.
    Summer comes around, the sun and the heat murder the lawn, crabgrass starts and so does the party.

    Serious pita, that stuff.

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