Crabgrass Weed Control in Allentown, Bethlehem, & Lehigh County, PA | Green Turf Care
Crabgrass weeds overtaking a Allentown, PA home lawn.

Crabgrass Weed Control in the Greater Lehigh Valley, PA area

We control crabgrass in your lawn with routine pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatments.

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Crabgrass weed control provided in Allentown, Emmaus, and nearby cities in Pennsylvania.

Our company will get nuisance broadleaf weeds like crabgrass out of your yard.

Crabgrass weeds invading a home lawn in Emmaus, PA.

Crabgrass is one of the most common weeds in our area of Pennsylvania and can be a nuisance to get rid of, like other broadleaf weeds. It spreads quickly and can shed thousands of seeds in your lawn.

Our company offers both pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatments to keep crabgrass out of your yard in Bethlehem, Emmaus, Allentown, and the nearby cities in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley.


When Does Crabgrass Strike?

Crabgrass patches growing in a Bethlehem, PA lawn.

Around late July or early August, crabgrass will begin to grow in the lawn and start to spread its seed. This weed will grow quickly, especially in areas of your lawn that may be thinned out or bare. It also grows in lawns that do not receive an adequate amount of water. Crabgrass also thrives in soil that is nutritionally deficient, much like other weeds.

In other words, this broadleaf weed will strike in a lawn that has not been properly cared for and that desperately needs more nutrients, water, and other treatments provided to it.

Ways to Identify Crabgrass

Look for thicker green leaves emerging from your grass, especially in bare areas. The weed is named crabgrass because it has many "legs" and resembles the look of a crab and will remain close to the ground.


How to Prevent Crabgrass Growth in Your Lawn

Thick growth of crabgrass weeds in a Emmaus, PA yard.

When it comes to preventing crabgrass growth, the best strategy is to be proactive by applying two pre-emergent weed control treatments in the spring. However, if you had a large amount of crabgrass the previous year, it will more than likely still come back as it drops thousands of seeds during its growth period.

If crabgrass does emerge in your lawn, the best time to kill it is usually around the middle of August once it reaches its seeding stage. It will be necessary to spray for crabgrass then and then aerate and overseed in September so that the new grass growth will compete with the crabgrass and hopefully overshadow it. Keep in mind that this can end up being a multi-year process to get crabgrass completely out of your yard. Make sure you are also mowing your lawn properly. Cutting the grass too close to the dirt can harm it and create an undesirable result for your soil, thus making your grass itself unhealthy.

A proper lawn care program that is routinely administered year after year will help to prevent crabgrass growth as well. A lawn care program should include:

Crabgrass can be harder to control around the edges of driveways, curbs, and landscape beds.


Do you have crabgrass in your yard? Give us a call so we can get rid of it for you.

If you have crabgrass problems in your yard in Allentown, Emmaus, Bethlehem, and nearby areas of Pennsylvania, give us a call at (484) 452-3595 so our lawn care experts can get rid of it for you and restore your lawn to its previously healthy state.