• Hometalker
  • Hudsonville, MI
Asked on Jul 12, 2019

How do I kill crab grass in flowerbeds?

PatVimarhonorKathy Gunter Law


5 answers
  • Laura Cooper
    on Jul 12, 2019

    Mindi, crabgrass is such a pain! It also is very difficult to kill. Even with crabgrass killer that is commercially available, it still takes a week or more for it to be die. Around delicate plants I think your only op is to dig it out by hand.

  • Mindi
    on Jul 12, 2019

    Thank you. That’s what I was thinking but wanted to see if there might be a quicker way

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Jul 12, 2019

    Sadly, pulling it is the best method to keep your flowers in good shape. You might have some help by using Preen mulch. I bought some this year and it's working so far.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jul 12, 2019

    Hand pulling might be recommended.

  • Pat
    on Jul 16, 2019

    Helps if you use Preen in the spring....keeps seed weeds from coming up. Now you just have to pull the crabgrass out......helps if the ground is wet...makes pulling easier and you can get the roots out also.

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