What Is Crabgrass?
It's important to know how to identify crabgrass in your lawn so you can control it quickly and effectively.
What Does Crabgrass Look Like?
- Newly sprouted crabgrass can appear a light green (lighter than your turf) but may eventually turn a dark, dull green as it continues to grow.
- The leaves of crabgrass are broader than grass blades.
- Crabgrass grows in "clumps" low to the ground.
- The stems of the grass grow laterally, or outward instead of upwards (like grass), and resemble the legs of a crab extending outward from the middle of the plant, hence the name of this weed.