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Helen Peebles

Yes, there is an easier way. Crab grass really is not very difficult to pull. Just gather up the circle of leaves and pull straight up. At least that works in south Louisiana.

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The soil ph is probably changing due to a build up of organic matter - raise the ph with lime and it will inhibit weed seed germination. Ask the local garden store first - not turf people they will just want to spray chemicals on it and probably with lime mixed in. Fix the soil problem instead of treating the weed symptom.

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Lynn Anne Miller

That's exactly what I did last year - I thought my existing lawn service wasn't solving the crabgrass problem, so I hired another - and they were far less knowledgable than the first. I approached this not knowing. Will check out the ph/lime recommentation. Thank you DreamDoc.

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