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Controlling Crabgrass

Crabgrass spreads quickly during the summer and can turn your yard into an eyesore. Build your best defense with these simple tips.

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Control Your Lawn’s Length

Mow frequently to keep grass a consistent length. Check the recommended mowing heights for your type of grass and cut your lawn at the highest recommended setting. Crabgrass requires plenty of light to germinate, so keep the grass thick as long as possible to create shade near the soil surface. Cutting your lawn too close produces patches where crabgrass and other weeds can grow.

Remove no more than one-third of the grass blade at one time when mowing. Removing more not only allows more light to reach weeds, it also can injure the grass.

Water and Fertilize

In an established lawn, water in long, heavy intervals rather than shallow, frequent ones. Watering on an irregular schedule and only when needed promotes deeper root growth that’s essential to healthy turfgrass.

Most established lawns require about one inch of water per week from rain or irrigation. If your lawn is newly seeded, water in shallow, more frequent intervals until the grass gets established.

Fertilize your grass at least once a year, following the package instructions. Apply a crabgrass preventer to your lawn at the proper time to keep crabgrass from getting started.

Kentucky teens are helping their community in a major way: mowing people’s lawns for free.

Kentucky mom Barbara Wilson said that she tried to punish her son Travis Durham by making the teen mow lawns. Travis ended up loving the job so much that by the time Wilson returned home, he had cut eight yards. In fact, Travis loved it so much that he got his two brothers and a cousin to join him, and the four of them decided to do a free lawn-mowing service for their community. 

“I haven’t had a car in about two months. We’ve been renting a car,” Wilson said. “They have two lawn mowers right now, the rent-a-car; we’ll load them up, drop them off to a community in the morning, pick them up at lunch, take them to a different community, pick them up when I get off work.

The four boys, all around the ages of 14 and 15, go door-to-door to offer their services to people. However, they aren’t always met warmly. 

The boys are also accepting donations through a GoFundMe, which will be used for equipment, maintenance and fuel. As of Monday morning, the boys had far surpassed a $6,000 goal set on GoFundMe, raking in $71,285.

Love this, I’m tire of reading about black youngster dying everyday. instead of killing - clean up your neighbor hood. Stop killing and robbing so we can get decent black business, banks and malls in the black community.


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