environmentally sound crabgrass control?

Asked August 15, 2018, 9:31 AM EDT

how do i control the crabgrass in my lawn without making it a dangerous place for rabbits, birds, etc? i really don't want to use an herbicide now unless there is no alternative -- is it better to use pre-emergent in the spring?

Hennepin County Minnesota crabgrass

1 Response

The only truly non chemical method is hand pulling. Crab grass is an annual. Use a preemergent weed preventer like corn gluten meal next spring to control it.