Growing Degree Days and Crab Grass Control

Dr. Doug Soldat, UW-Extension Turfgrass Specialist, discusses the issues of this spring’s weather and the impact on controlling crabgrass.

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Control of Crabgrass in Home Lawns

Crabgrass is a common weed that infests home lawns in the Midwest. Crabgrass is an summer annual weed that germinates when soil temperatures are approximately 60º F for 3-5 days at the 1/4” level. It begins flowering and setting seed in July and dyes with the first frost of fall. For more information on how to control crabgrass in your lawn, please click “read more”

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