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Ergonica WEED TWISTER vs. Crabgrass (Digitaria ischaemum) and other Lawn Weeds - End Your Crab Grass Nightmares!
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Use your Weed Twister to remove lawn weeds and Transplant Grass Plugs to repair bare spots in your lawn!
|Ever try to remove crabgrass with a hoe? Or another type of weed puller? The Ergonica Weed Twister has special features that qualifies it to be called a Crabgrass Twister. The proof is in the photos below! The prostrate stems of crabgrass and similar vine-like weeds will choke your hoe and other pullers which are designed primarily to cultivate loose soil. In contrast, the twisted fork of the Weed Twister grabs the prostrate stems and removes large chunks of stems, rhizomes and runners each time you twist this amazing tool. The proof is in the following photos.|
Here the WEED TWISTER was challenged to remove a mature cluster of smooth crabgrass in a large lawn located in a public park in northeast Los Angeles. Many such clusters of crabgrass are found in this park.
Crabgrass is often confused with Bermudagrass, although Bermudagrass is a favored cultivar in many parts of the US. The WEED TWISTER is effective in controlling the spread of Crabgrass, Bermudagrass, Quack grass, Kikuyu grass, Torpedo grass and many other grasses and plants that grow with prostrate stems, runners and / or rhizomes, including Purslane, Field Bindweed and other similar vascular and succulent plants. Many common lawn weeds can also be effectively controlled in a similar manner by the WEED TWISTER including clover, ground ivy, plantain and knotweed.
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Long runners and underground roots, such as Air Potato Vines, for example, can also be ripped out of the ground with this twisting tool. Above ground, the Weed Twister can also be very handy for hooking and pulling down high climbing Air Potato Vines and Kudzu vines that are above your reach or wrapped around other plants and structures.
|Two or three rotations of the Weed Twister grass puller will extract the plant along with roots, stems and rhizomes. Bouncing the coils on the grass surface quickly expels a plug of dirt. Once the plug is dropped, the roots and debris easily eject themselves from the coils by gravity.|
|A little 'fishing' may be required to find the central root network of each grass cluster. The WEED TWISTER is the ideal tool to "search and destroy" runaway grassy intruders. No harsh chemicals are needed to control the spread of problem grasses.||
|In this test, it took about 10 minutes to clean this one-square-foot area of crabgrass. This includes the time to stop for photos and work with the camera. Normally it should take only about 5-10 minutes to clean a one-square-foot area of problem grasses.||
Crabgrass Control Tool - Crabgrass Twister/Puller - Crabgrass Killer
|The crabgrass clusters plucked out by this tool may be large or small and always contain a significant portion of their roots and rhizomes. Combing the soil with the coils removes any remaining roots, rhizomes and prostrate stems.|
Lawn Repair Pluck and Plug Tool
|Problem grasses, such as Crabgrass, Bermuda Grass and others,
require care and diligence to remove them and control their growth.
It's important to work together with your neighbors and fellow
growers or garden club members to reduce the weed pressure of these
invasive plants in your area. The Ergonica
is an important and unique resource to help control this threat.
No other hand tool, twister or hoe has been shown to work effectively with grasses
and prostrate weeds.
To patch up unsightly bare spots in your lawn: Use your Weed Twister to transplant grass plugs from edges or corners where they won't be missed. Simply twist out the plug of grass from one spot and while still in the coils, poke the coils into a bare spot, twist it into the soil to an appropriate depth and then unwind the coils in a counterclockwise direction. See Advanced Tips for more suggestions about lawn repair.
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How to Control Runaway Crabgrass Invasion?
University of California IPM Online Pest Management Program
Crabgrass is easily managed using a variety of cultural and chemical controls. Because crabgrass spreads and reproduces primarily by seed, any cultural operation that reduces seed production will decrease crabgrass. There are also a number of cultural operations that increase the vigor of turfgrass, thus decreasing the potential for a crabgrass invasion. These include using the proper mowing height for turf, applying fertilizer at the correct time of year, selecting the best turf species for your area, overseeding to keep the turfgrass thick, and properly irrigating turf. In the landscape, crabgrass can easily be controlled with mulching, hoeing, hand-pulling when the plants are young and before they seed, or with solarization. Use postemergent herbicides when the crabgrass is small (i.e., in the 1- to 3-leaf stage). If the crabgrass is larger, it takes more herbicide to control it and there is a greater chance of injury to the turfgrass. The postemergent herbicide (MSMA) is effective on young crabgrass. When in the 1- to 3-leaf stage, crabgrass can be controlled with one application. If it is larger, more than one application will be required.
University of Massachusetts Extension: Managing Crabgrass Without Herbicides
Managing crabgrass without the use
of herbicides can be relatively easy at sites where populations are
low. Where existing populations are moderate to very high, this can
be very difficult if not impossible. As previously mentioned, the
failure of new seeding and non-herbicidal control programs is often
due to large existing crabgrass populations at the site. One option
would be to use a preemergence control program for few years in
order to decrease populations. Use untreated locations (different
each year) at the site to monitor population decreases. Once
populations have been reduced, a non-herbicidal control program can
be initiated. Another
Crabgrass Identification and Control Documents and Tools at Ergonica.net Shopping Catalog
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