Pulling Crabgrass by hand
I have become slightly obsessed with pulling crabgrass by hand out of my new lawn (planted last fall). Pre-emergent was used early spring, but of course there still is some crabgrass coming up as expected.
My thought process is...if I pull it now before it goes to seed, then I have prevented those plants from spreading their seed for next years crop. Am I crazy for trying to do this? Am I making any difference? When does crabgrass go to seed? Sometimes I am pulling the clump out and tossing it on top of the lawn figuring the green leaves will get mulched during the next mow, other times I will make a pile of the pulled weeds and toss the pile in my junk corner. Is it crucial that I get the pulled weed off my lawn? I guess my main question is about the life cycle of crabgrass and just when it produces and drops its nasty little seeds.