Jump to content

Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay

- - - - -

The primary things to know about killing crabgrass using preemergent herbicides

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Guest_Fenley_*

  • Guests
  • Member No: 0
  • 0 Thanks

Posted October 11, 2010 - 03:05 AM

If you are a person interested in gardening, you would surely have met with the problems with crabgrass and would have searched for almost all methods to control them to save your garden. Crabgrass which is seen commonly is a warm-season annual weed. It reproduces by seed. Most of the people are curious to know how to kill crabgrass but most of them do not know the fact that the best way to kill crabgrass is to apply pre-emergent herbicides at the right time. If you get the advice of experts based on your bulding inspection reports , you will be able to better control them by acting in the right way at the right time. Knowing the life cycle of crabgrass is important in controlling them so that you could destroy them at the time the seeds germinate. It is when the temperature of spring soil is in between 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit that the first crabgrass seed germinate. And then, from mid summer to fall, crabgrass produces seeds.
Pre-emergent herbicides are used to kill crabgrass in an effective way. They are available in either granular or liquid form. They are applied on the crabgrass seedlings as they germinate. This means that they act as an invisible shield that kills the emerging crabgrass dead in its tracks. You should not practice core aeration on lawn after applying pre-emergent herbicides. You should have aerated the lawn before applying herbicide. The name of pre-emergent herbicides indicates its very nature; that it kill crabgrass before its seedlings emerge. Thus, you will understand the importance of timing in this method of weed killing. The right time should be calculated and the herbicide should be applied, you should not be early either. And in order for you to get a d=sign of when do they germinate, there is a common understanding that the blooming of lilac bushes coincides with crabgrass germination.

Edited by olcowhand, October 11, 2010 - 08:56 AM.

#2 mjodrey OFFLINE  



  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 92
  • 2,356 Thanks
  • 13,481 posts
  • Location: Upper Granville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Posted October 11, 2010 - 04:24 AM

Fenley:welcometogttalk:glad to have you here.



    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 29,968 Thanks
  • 29,758 posts

Posted October 11, 2010 - 07:23 AM

Welcome aboard & thanks for the info. I'm going to re-read that after my second cup.

By the way, you really got my attention from the "what's new" search... the title was cropped... "The primary things to know about killing" was what showed. LOL



    Lost in Cyber Space

  • Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 3
  • 10,340 Thanks
  • 15,621 posts
  • Location: Pennsylvania

Posted October 11, 2010 - 01:29 PM

As long as he doesn't post anymore advertising links without being an advertiser.