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Is this crabgrass?

Posted by harpua11 NY (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 3, 14 at 13:46

Can you please let me know if this is crabgrass.

What is the best way to get rid of these without damaging the lawn? I pulled a lot of this up by hand last year but it left huge empty patches in my lawn. Is there any way to kill these safely without ruining the lawn? I am located in NY.

Thanks for your help.


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RE: Is this crabgrass?

I also wanted to add that I also have dandelions, clovers, and the unknown weeds pictured below on my lawn. Is there a single way to handle all of these?


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RE: Is this crabgrass?

The top photo looks like crab grass the bottom looks like one of the chickweeds and there is no one way to control all of the unwanted plants you list. Crab grass needs a grass killer while the others need a broad leafed "weed" killer.
What is the soils pH?
How much organic matter is in the soil?
What kind of life is in the soil?
You can spend a lot of money on stuff that poisons the environment but gives you a good looking, mostly "weed" free lawn, or correct any soil problems that exist and grow a good healthy lawn that is not necessarily "weed" free.


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