Smooth and hairy crabgrass have a prostrate growth habit with coarse, light green blades. The blades are short, pointed, and hairy.

This vigorous, warm-season annual grass grows rapidly from early spring until seed heads form in late summer to early fall. It grows especially well in lawns that are watered lightly, under fertilized, poorly drained, and growing thinly. The plant spreads by seed, and to a lesser extent, by rooting from the lower swollen nodes of stems.

There is no need to worry about crabgrass with Natural Way. We use Barricade® to prevent crabgrass in the spring before it has a chance to become a problem. Barricade® is simply the finest crabgrass preventer on the market today. If your lawn experiences crabgrass breakthrough at any time throughout the season, simply contact us and we will come out and apply a post-emergent crabgrass control and eliminate any visible crabgrass immediately.

Southern Crabgrass

Photo of Southern Crabgrass – credit: Lynn Sosnoskie, University of Georgia,