There are a zillion other weeds and grasses that fit that description
and weed indentification can sometimes be difficult. One
distinguishing characteristic of crabgrass is that it doesn't
germinate until you have warm temperatures and is a summer lawn
problem, not present in Spring.
Take a look at this crabgrass control document from Rutgers
University. They indicate that pre-emergent needs to go down by April
10, meaning the crabgrass has not germinated by then. That is
consistent with the advice on all the pre-emergents that are sold.
If crabgrass doesn't germinate until after April 10 in NJ, you can't
have large, mature plants in Chicago or Canada by May 5. I see
crabgrass here every year and never before July.
Well im learnin about weeds, and what ever it is grows to dam fast.
They say a weed is just a plant you dont like. Golden Rod used to be
on everybodys hate list, now my garden center sells it, HD!
Hell, it is the state flower here and I don't want the crap in my back yard.
Go to a garden shop and get some plants for around the front of the
house , it looks terrible and just adds to the poor street appeal.
Some flowers would have people take their eyes off the grass and make
your chances of a sale MUCH better.
Lawn grasses and their needs vary greatly from one area of the
world to another.
Assuming you are in the US, you might want to contact your
local county extension agent. They will likely have some area
specific instructions. Their instructions will likely be far better
than you will get from someone trying to sell you something and will
be specific for your area. You might even get them to come out and
take a look at what you are and offer some specific recommendations.
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