Gardening: Treat lawn for crabgrass or consider no-grass yard, water conservation

New, green grass appeared in my backyard this last week, right on schedule. Not only does that tell me spring has come to my cold garden, it also tells me it’s time to think about spring lawn care.

If you have a problem with crabgrass, you have a short window to get pre-emergent granules on the lawn. This is the only way and time you can get control on the lawn. Once crabgrass is up, there is no way to control it that won’t also kill the lawn.

Now’s the time to tune up your mower and get the blades sharpened. Dull blades tear the tips of the grass

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