3 Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Crabgrass in Your Flower Bed

Crabgrass Weeder

Crabgrass can be problematic for flower beds as they can take away precious moisture and nutrients from your flowers. Here are three remedies to get rid of crabgrass.

How to Get Rid of Crabgrass

Crabgrass Weeder

1. Pull the Crabgrass Out with a Weeder
Use a weeder, such as the TACKLIFE weeder, to pull out the entire plant (including the roots). Weeders are great if you are only dealing with a few rogue weeds on the flower bed.

It’s important to eradicate the roots. Otherwise, the grass will just re-grow in a similar spot. Make sure you get one with a comfortable handle to reduce wrist fatigue.

2. Apply a Thick Layer of Weed Preventer
Apply a weed preventer, such as the Espoma Organic Weed Preventer, to prevent the crabgrass seeds from germinating. You will need to apply the weed preventer twice per year, once in early spring and once in fall.

3. Solarize the Flower Bed
If there is already too many crabgrass on the flower bed then you may want to go for the soil solarization method. This method uses the heat from the sun to kill the crabgrass.

Transplant your flowering plants to a different location in the garden then cover up the flower bed with a thin plastic wrap. Create mini trenches on the side of the flower bed to lock the plastic wrap into the ground. Leave the wrap on the ground for a few weeks.

Sam at Organic Lesson

is the Founder of Organic Lesson. He started this site to share tips on using natural remedies at home when such options are available.