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What Your Crabgrass Is Telling You

Ever noticed that crabgrass pops up in the same spot in your yard every year? It's trying to tell you something about the state of your soil.

Crabgrass thrives in conditions that turf grass cannot tolerate—hot, compacted, or poor soil. It especially loves the warm edges of sidewalks and pavement, and will quickly take advantage of any bare patches in your lawn.

What to do? Feeding, overseeding, and aerating your lawn this fall is key to preventing crabgrass next summer. Crabgrass seeds require plenty of light to germinate and will not be able to compete with your well-established, healthy turf.

For those hot spots near pavement, try using a heat-tolerant ground cover or crushed stone.

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Amagansett Food Institute's Fall Festival
October 22, 2016
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Amagansett, NY

Perfect Earth Lawn Expert at Bridge Gardens, Oct 26
October 26, 2016
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Bridgehampton, NY

NOFA's Long Island Accreditation Course
November 7, 2016 - November 15, 2016 Multiple Day Event
Riverhead, NY

Organic Lawn Care Professional 2-Day Training Event
December 12, 2016 - December 13, 2016 Multiple Day Event
Riverhead, NY

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