Newly seeded lawn - Knowledgebase Question

Willows, Ca
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Question by bltbeach
July 2, 2010
I have a newly seeded lawn that is being overtaken by crabgrass. How do I eliminate it without destroying the new grass seedlings?


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Answer from NGA
July 2, 2010
Crabgrass can be prevented next year with a pre emergent but now that it is up and growing, hand pulling is about your only option if you want to protect your new grass. Next spring use the pre-emergent, reapplying in 30 days. That should keep the crabgrass under control. Proper lawn maintenance practices can limit crabgrass invasions because a dense stand of turfgrass prevents the weed from germinating and establishing.

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