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Crabgrass Management

Crabgrass Management

Overview

Our Crabgrass Management service works over several seasons to reduce this ugly, aggressive and invasive weed grass that occupies an otherwise beautiful lawn.  Crabgrass seeds can blow in from neighbouring yards or fields and remain dormant for many years.
They wait patiently until your lawn has a moment of weakness (examples: drought, heat stress, or the time you mowed too short).  Only when these seeds receive the right amount of sun, moisture and contact with soil, then they will germinate and fight for space.  They are annual plants that propagate themselves by releasing hundreds of seeds each year from each individual crabgrass plant, as they die off each fall.

Who needs it?

  • Customers will recognize crabgrass in their lawn by its distinctive low growing habit, wide leaf blades and seed tillers.  Often people will confuse it with Tall Fescue or Quack Grass
  • Turns purple in the fall.
  • Usually located near curbs and driveways as the seeds blow in from neighbouring properties.
  • Normally occurs in older more established neighbourhoods.

    Crabgrass weed along driveway curb

    Crabgrass along driveway

How often?

  • There are 2 ways to attack crabgrass:
  • Crabgrass treatments are classified as “Pre-emergent” with corn gluten and “Post-emergent” by hand pulling.
  • Pre-emergent can only be done in the spring before the seeds germinate.
  • Treatments normally need to be made for several years to provide any measure of reduction for this persistent grassy weed. It can not be eliminated and is not guaranteed.
  • A healthy, thick lawn mowed at the correct height is the best defense against crabgrass.

Benefits

  • Crabgrass is invasive and will spread through a lawn, eventually crowding out desirable grasses.  Treat as soon as you can by hand-pulling or pre-treating.
  • LawnSavers can help reduce crabgrass in your lawn over the years and work with you to reduce its re-occurrence.

Process

  • Our treatment targets the entire lawn and not just the specific areas that crabgrass is growing and/or tends to grow.
  • Pre-emergent treatment helps to reduce seeds from germinating in the first place by creating a protective barrier on the soil that reduces seed germination.
  • You must not rake or disturb the soil after application. (over-seeding is not recommended until fall)
  • Post-emergent treatment involves pulling plants before they go to seed.

Price

Starting at:

  • $97.70 for up to 1000 sq.ft.
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  • A MESSAGE REGARDING OUR SERVICE and COVID-19:

    LawnSavers by nature employs strict safety guidelines in the use of our nutrients, soil-enhancing minerals, weed and pest controls and application procedures at all times.
    The province of Ontario in addition to many provinces and states have designated Pest Control Exterminators as ‘essential services’.  (we dont take this responsibility lightly)

    Our Professional, Ontario-licenced Service Technicians work alone in their own assigned, sanitized-daily service vehicles.  Our service treatments are outside which means we are not in contact with the general public or others during our daily duties as part of our standard operating procedures.

    Our professional and uniformed staff wear protective safety equipment including gloves and eye protection, and keep our selves and our vehicles clean and sanitized as regular daily safety measures. As always, LawnSavers provides your service information/invoice after each visit to our clients through email to reduce paper and also contact.

    Our service normally includes knocking on doors before service  as a courtesy to let our clients know we are on your property and to discuss specific client needs. However, this contact method will be suspended indefinitely during this time.  We will still advise you the day before service by email, and we will also send email reports right after each visit with customized notes and directions (as always). If you would like to talk about service, a friendly Customer Success Representative is just a phone call away.

    Spring turf and tree growth won’t wait, and weeds and insect pests don’t either!  It is important for us to continue timely treatments to promote a thick green and healthy lawn that can fight off pests proactively during the season so you can enjoy your home and outdoor environment.
    Thank you!