flower bed over grown with crabgrass
Help! I have several flowerbed which are being consumed by crabgrass. I have tried everything short of digging up the whole bed or killing off all vegetation and re-planting Any suggestions you have on how to get the crabgrass under control with out killing off the rest of the plants would be greatly appreciated.
Douglas County Colorado
We need to ensure it is really crabgrass rather than quack grass or another invasive weedy grass before we recommend control measures. A sample of the problem grass brought in to the Douglas County extension office or a photo would be recommended. Email photo to email@example.com
I have attached several photos including one area of the bed, an uprooted plans and also a closeup of a stalk that is starting to seed. Thanks for your help.
The photo looks more like quackgrass, which is an aggressive perennial grass that spreads by underground runners, and is very hard to control. Here is a link to an article with some suggested control methods.
Best of luck controlling the weeds!