How To Get Rid Of Crabgrass Without Chemicals 

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By Bryan Peters

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Are you tired of battling stubborn crabgrass weeds in your garden, only to find that the chemicals you use end up destroying your soil? You’re not alone – weed infestation is a common occurrence in gardening, but it can be controlled and even eradicated for good.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to get rid of crabgrass without chemicals that can damage your soil and harm the environment. From natural remedies to innovative techniques, we’ve got everything you need to know to keep your garden weed-free and healthy.

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a beginner, you’ll find valuable insights and tips to help you take control of your garden and achieve the lush, vibrant look you’ve always wanted.

So, are you ready to discover the secrets of successful weed control? Let’s dive in and explore the best ways to get rid of crabgrass for good!

How To Get Rid Of Crabgrass Without Chemical 

1. Boiling Water

Surprised to see that a very common thing like boiling water can take care of those annoying crabgrasses plaguing your lawn?

Well, don’t be.

In the fight against crabgrasses and indeed, weed in general, you do not necessarily have to break the bank to get rid of them.

To use the boiling water, simply pour a generous amount of it on a crabgrass patch. When pouring, ensure that it is evenly distributed on the weeds themselves and its surrounding. The more it permeates the root system of the weed plant, the faster they die and remain dead.

There is a disadvantage though of using this method; the effect of the boiling water, not only affects the crabgrass alone but plants and healthy grass found around it.

What we will advise though is for you to reserve this solution strictly for places where crabgrasses have fully invaded and are overgrown as there would be fewer casualties that way.

2. Smothering

Smothering involves little physical effort on your part, but it has always proven to be worth it. It is also very effective in dealing with a large patch of crabgrass in your space. Smothering is the process of denying the weeds sunlight.

Proceed first of all by using a heavy object like wood, bricks, or the like to cover them up then, forget them in that condition for about 5 – 6 weeks. At about that time, you will return to see the crabgrasses all dead and find them very easy to pull out.

Go on ahead to replant grass seeds when you are done.

3. Vinegar

The beauty of this solution is that it can be readily found for purchase, that is if you do not already have it in your home. This household ingredient has shown time and time again how versatile it is as we see it recommended in so many different cases.

How do you use vinegar to get rid of crabgrasses?

Get a sufficient quantity of vinegar and use it in dousing the whole area where the weed can be found. Be sure to use vinegar with an acidity level of at least, 5% or even higher.

Repeat the process until crabgrasses die completely.

The good thing about the vinegar solution which has made it the preferred choice for some people is that it is safe for kids and pets and has no negative impact on your soil.

4. Organic Weed Killer

Weed killers are very potent in the eradication of crabgrass.

Let’s look at Grass Killer for instance:

You will notice that it contains all-natural ingredients yet, is super potent for the eradication of weeds. There are so many other products like it in the market that are produced with everything natural yet, tough enough to snuff out the life of weeds on your lawn.

Applying them is very straightforward: you just have to spray on the weeds individually and then, watch them shrink up at the first touch. An added advantage of these organic weed killer is that it is proven to be safe for pets and children.

Its only downside is that some of them will also kill healthy grass that they happen to touch therefore, it is advised that you pay utmost attention as you spray.

Natural Ways To Avoid Crabgrass

As soon as you have successfully gotten rid of crabgrasses on your lawn, other methods in which you can avoid them reappearing will come in very handy. We will open you up to some natural ways to prevent crabgrasses same way we did for getting rid of them.

Trust us, natural solutions are safer and better any day, anytime. One action move that you can take in preventing the re-emergence of crabgrass on your lawn is to set up lawn conditions that will hinder the wind from germinating and thriving at all.

Talk about frustrating their growth process the same way they come uninvited and frustrate all your efforts.

Below are some standards you have to ensure that will see them permanently at bay.

Do Not Mow Grass Too Short

Cutting grass to a very short level is indirectly making a pleasant setup for weed growth.

We will explain how this works:

When the grasses are very short, the weeds are open to more sunlight which in turn, gives them more strength and space to kickstart the sporadic growth of their roots and begin their mission takeover. The right way to mow your grasses is to see that not more than ⅓ of the grass blades are cut at once.

We know that cutting grasses very short has its advantages as we would not have to worry about cutting again for a while plus, you get to save more time and energy, but you must also put into consideration the negative impact it will have on the lawn as well.

Water Systematically To Kill Crabgrass

The problem here is that your lawn needs sufficient watering to grow healthily and weeds too especially crabgrasses, love water as well. The more you water, the better they flourish.

Starving the crabgrass of water would lead to a stunt in their growth process no doubt, but that would also be at the expense of the healthy growth of your lawn grass.

This is where systematic watering comes into play.

Do not water very frequently, but when you do, water very heavily.

This way, your grass will continue to grow healthily and the weeds suffocate and die.

Seed Excessively

Overseeding will see that your grass soaks in all the nutrients the soil has to offer,  this will have them solidly fortified to block out growing weeds.

The best period for this excessive seeding campaign is usually in spring.

Constant Weeding

The effects of not weeding constantly are patches of weeds splattered around, blossoming as they grow and a rapid spread of its seeds around the lawn.

Make it a point of duty to weed constantly as the weeds can be better managed that way.

Final Note

One feature of the crabgrass that makes the tag “annoying” fit so well, is their invasive nature. If there are no preventive or control measures in place, they will take over your entire lawn. This pesky weeds are not at all selective. They can spread and thrive in any area they find on your lawn.

We know the downsides of the continuous use of chemicals and have compiled for you, some very effective ways in which you can achieve the same results of getting rid of these crabgrasses, using non chemical means.