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Crabgrass Killer

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Stubborn crabgrass can disrupt the smooth texture of your lawn and, unless dealt with, can gradually overwhelm it. Jonathan Green offers tips on crabgrass killers and methods you can use to maintain a healthy lawn.

Who is Jonathan Green?

Jonathan Green has been growing great looking lawns for six generations, ever since our English ancestor Jonathan Green experimented in the late 1880s with different grasses and combinations of “grass families” in an attempt to improve the quality of bowling green turf, eventually constructing greens in towns all over the north of England. Today, the family remains committed to producing superior lawn and garden products. We supply genetically superior cool season grass seed, soil enhancers, fertilizer, and organic lawn and garden products to professional customers, such as sod growers and independent retailers, throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern United States, and in 2019 at True Value and Do It Best hardware stores in the Western United States. By following Jonathan Green’s revolutionary New American Lawn Plan, you will learn how to address the root of any lawn problems, instead of merely battling symptoms such as weeds and insects. Our goal is to feed your lawn AND your soil to encourage your Black Beauty® lawn to thrive.

How to Control Crabgrass

The best way to stop crabgrass is to grow a thick, healthy lawn. A thick lawn provides a dark canopy of grass blades over the seeds, preventing them from sprouting. If you experience too much crabgrass year after year, create a better growing environment so that desirable grass can grow instead of crabgrass. For the best results, apply Jonathan Green Veri-Green Crabgrass Preventer plus Lawn Fertilizer in spring. This product controls crabgrass before and after it germinates and contains the newest technology available using Dimension® Crabgrass Control Herbicide. Dimension is a clear, odorless and colorless weed control, so it won’t stain your hands, walkways, driveways or the floor of your garage. Keep in mind that weeds thrive in areas where compacted soil deprives the grass roots of the air and water circulation they need.

If your yard is prone to compaction, rent and run an aerator over it every other year, especially if your soil contains a lot of clay. Love Your Soil®  will loosen and aerate it. It will also feed the soil microbes, making the lawn soil more alive and porous, and enhancing root development

If you don’t intend to seed, the best crabgrass killer is Jonathan Green Corn Gluten Weed Preventer plus Lawn Food. It stops crabgrass, dandelions and weeds before they sprout and includes an organic fertilizer that greens up the lawn quickly. It also releases organic proteins into the soil to encourage root development. Apply it in early spring, but do not sow grass seed for at least 60 to 90 days. If you need the best crabgrass killer, visit Jonathan Green online or visit your nearest independent retail store for lawn care advice.

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