Crabgrass is one of the most prevalent types of weeds found in your garden. The crabgrass is actually a kind of grass and its first appearance trace back to Europe. There are basically two types of crabgrass found, one is called the digitaria ischaemun which has a smooth texture whereas the other one has a hairy texture and is known as D. sanguinalis. They do not need optimum conditions to grow in. they can even breed in hot and dry areas.
The crabgrass hinders the growth and development of the surrounding grass so it becomes extremely important to control and kill the crabgrass to maintain a nice looking garden. One can follow a number of steps to do so. To begin with you can use organic herbicides during spring time. One can even mix it with the fertilizers. This will ensure that half of your problem is solved before it actually starts. However this will not be able to control it completely.
There are some other preventive measures too. One should water the lawn deep i.e. water the lawn until it sinks into the soil as crabgrass cannot survive in water. One could even use a few natural remedies too. One can spread corn gluten meal all over the lawn with a spreader twice a year. White vinegar is also very effective in killing crabgrass. It produces best result when it is sprayed on a bright sunny day.
This problem is faced all throughout the year. So it is advisable that one should clean there lawn on regular intervals. Pull out a few crabgrass with your hands that you find when cleaning as it will prevent the weed from spreading its root. It is not difficult to keep this weed out of your garden. All it requires is a little time and efforts on your part.