How can I get rid of Crab grass? - Knowledgebase Question

Avenal, ca
Question by maraitorres_
August 12, 2007
I have a lot of grab grass in one particular spot. I have put new soil and planted new seed. For some reason the good seed turns into this ugly crab grass. How can we get rid of it. Where can I call to test my soil? Is there a charge?

Answer from NGA
August 12, 2007


You can use Scotts? Turf Builder? With Halts? Crabgrass Preventer to prevent crabgrass and provide feeding to your lawn. Be sure to apply according to label directions.

There is a fee for soil testing through private labs. The fees begin at 15-25 dollars. You can contact your local Cooperative Extension office for a list of recommended labs. Here are a few suggestions:
Western Agricultural Laboratories
1311 Woodland Avenue Suite 1
Modesto, CA 95351
Telephone: (209) 529-4080

Soil and Plant Labs Inc.
PO Box 153, Santa Clara, CA 95052-0153
352 Mathew Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Telephone: (408) 727-0330

JMLord, Inc.
267 N. Fulton St.
Fresno, CA 93701
Telephone: (559) 268-9755

Monarch Laboratory
563 E. Lindo
Chico CA 95926
Telephone (530) 343-5818

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