When Is it Best to Apply Pre-Emergent Crabgrass Herbicides?

Crabgrass (Digitaria spp.) is an annual grassy weed that grows in lawns and gardens. The best way to control it is to apply a pre-emergent herbicide before the crabgrass seeds germinate, which is typically around the first of March.

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Melody Lee worked as a newspaper reporter, copywriter and editor for 5 years. In addition, she has edited magazine articles and books. Lee holds a degree in landscape design and is a Florida master gardener. She has more than 25 years of gardening experience, which includes working at nurseries and greenhouses.