crabgrass


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crab·grass

or crab grass  (krăb′grăs′)
n.
Any of certain annual grasses of the genus Digitaria, having prostrate stems that root at the nodes and widely naturalized in North America as weeds in lawns and agricultural fields.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crabgrass - grasses with creeping stems that root freelycrabgrass - grasses with creeping stems that root freely; a pest in lawns
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
crowfoot grass, Dactyloctenium aegypticum, Egyptian grass - a creeping grass with spikes like fingers
Digitaria, genus Digitaria - crab grass; finger grass
Digitaria sanguinalis, hairy finger grass, large crabgrass - a European forage grass grown for hay; a naturalized weed in United States
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For example, Linus' line about "Sisters being the crabgrass on the lawn of life" is a line that was originally said by Snoopy in the strips, and was used to reference his opinion on cats.
Tenders are invited for to furnish all labor, tools, materials, and equipment to perform lawn care services as outline below: turf-type slow release nitrogen fertilizer plus pre-emergent crabgrass control, broadleaf weed spray to control annual and perennial boardleaf weeds, insect and ggrub control, dry, granular fertilizer, see attached file.
Less hardy weeds, such as crabgrass, are gone in seconds.
Apartment owners and managers need to know that it is possible to curb unsightly crabgrass and dandelions without dumping a ton of toxins onto your grounds.
Examples of grassy weeds in Pakistan include crabgrass, barnyard grass, hooraghass, green foxtail, annual bluegrass, tall fescue and quackgrass.
Best-case scenario, I'm first to pass, urn spilling over peonies, foxgloves, crabgrass.
It is to be expected that during the raking, dead grass, composed of annual weeds and crabgrass, will be picked up.
Jackson, Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States (New York, Oxford University Press, 1987), p.
Surprisingly he fails to mention activist-oriented social media such as Crabgrass, N-1, Mumble and collaborative pads.
As the summer months continue, crabgrass and other such weedy grasses can spread quickly and steal important nutrients from your lawn.
A third application can be added in mid to late spring and can be combined with your crabgrass preventer.
Cress, alfalfa, lettuce, rapeseed and timothy were chosen due to their known seedling growth, whereas crabgrass, barnyard grass and Italian ryegrass were chosen because they are most common weeds worldwide (Islam and Kato-Noguchi, 2013).