It’s just too early to treat crabgrass

Some people are already treating crabgrass in their yards.

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Some people are already treating crabgrass in their yards, 22News is working for you with why it might be too soon for that.

Crabgrass is a pesty weed that thrives in the warmth but after talking with a local landscaping company today, its just too soon to start preventing it from growing right now.

Even though we have been feeling the warmth a couple days this past winter season, doesn’t mean we should be getting our yard ready for spring.

The first or second week of April through the middle of May is the best time to start treating any crab grass, of course depending on the weather.

This one time being ahead of the game might be more hurtful than helpful.

Gary Courchesne, G&H Landscaping in Holyoke, told 22News, “The prevention application, if you put it down now, has an 8 to 10 week window and that window of prevention if its put down too early is exhausted by the end of May early June.”

Waiting too late will also be an issue. During the summer the crabgrass will thrive on the heat and spread.

If you do happen to treat crabgrass too early you might have to spend even more money on post emergency control later on.

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