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    Crab Grass

    Posted by Sara Jennings on Aug 29, 2019

    This looks great around the rock garden.

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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.


Crab Grass is Unique Seed Producing Grass

Crabgrass - Digitaria. Crabgrass is a plant that produces many seeds and can pop up in dry, vacant areas. In some geographic locations, certain species of crabgrass can be used as food. Crabgrass only lasts for one season, so it spreads thousands of seeds in its short lifetime. Crabgrass, also known as finger grass, is common to both hemispheres and favors tropical, subtropical, and temperate climates. This grass will often grow on thin lawns that aren't watered properly and will leave bare patches in the lawn that provide a breeding ground for Crabgrass seeds for the next season.

Crab Grass has many different species found in the United States.

The Digitaria Sanguinalis is also known as hairy, large, and purple crabgrass. The seeds of this crabgrass are edible and are often used as animal fodder or sometimes planted for animals to graze on. This plant is incredibly invasive--it can survive droughts, high temperatures and is hard to kill as it tends to regenerate. As a weed, this can be discouraging and time-consuming, but this can be incredibly efficient for small farming as food.

The Digitaria Ischaemum is also known as smooth crabgrass or small crabgrass. Digitaria Ischaemum is an aggressive species of crabgrass, although it is less aggressive than Sanguinalis and can be found in full or partial sunlight. It is common along or inside cracks on sidewalks, lawns, vacant lots, or anywhere with heavy soil with loam or clay-loam.

Digitaria ciliaris is also known as southern crabgrass, summer grass, or tropical crabgrass. This crabgrass has been known to grow up to one meter tall, although it doesn't grow this tall very often. It can also grow in patches up to one meter wide. This species of crabgrass has been used as a folk remedy for the treatment of Gonorrhea.

Depending on its many varieties, crabgrass may look different from one locale to another. One of the most common variations of crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis) hosts an emerald green color and a star-shaped pattern and may be purchased for residential or commercial purposes as an appealing, unique, and cost-efficient landscaping option.

Crab Grass is Hardy and Provides Excellent Ground Cover, Branching out Rather than Growing Upward

Its mature is not very tall and given room. It spreads its broad leaves, taking root and making it nearly impossible to destroy. As a landscaping option, crabgrass can be paired with decorative garden items, rocks, and wood, lending itself well to providing a green silky sculptural backdrop to courtyards, shaded areas, gardens, fields, or a home's surroundings as well. Homeowners who live in the country may appreciate crabgrass. It can be food to cows and horses, and business owners can boost the advantages of having "grass-fed" beef available to consumers. Germinating about the same time as azaleas, dogwoods, and forsythias, crabgrasses' picturesque green carpet appeal will brighten any lawn and give its occupants a unique alternative to a more traditional choice. The dense mat offered by crabgrass seedlings can take root in the hardiness zones of 7-10 and can enhance any outdoor setting, given an artistic vision of the buyer.

Crab Grass is a fast-growing alternative to a traditional lawn.

Its seedlings grow in early spring, flourish during the summer months (June-August), and can build in various soils as it does not need to be often watered. Warm, gentle rains coax the tender seedlings to life. South Florida lawns consist of crabgrass, as do other tropical lawn locations. Crabgrass can be grown in all 48 continental states. Busy homeowners will appreciate how little care and how little lawn maintenance this seedling takes. Crabgrass is a great addition. 

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