By Sharon Brandwein
Crabgrass is the enemy of avid gardeners and lawn enthusiasts, and it seems to have all the qualities that green thumbs despise. This weed is opportunistic, grows quickly, has a robust root system, and will spread like wildfire if left unchecked. The mere sight of the pesky weed spurs those who take pride in their lawn into action—death and destruction are the only options. If this is your first run-in with crabgrass, the good news is there’s more than one way to get rid of your unwanted guests.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through what crabgrass is and share some of the best ways to remove crabgrass from your lawn. And finally, we’ll offer some tips and ideas to help you prevent crabgrass from coming back.