Plant Care Crab Grass

Crab Grass

About Crab Grass

Bermuda grass is a mat-forming, medium- to fine-textured grass suitable for lawns and public areas. It grows best in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun and warm temperatures. The plant is widely used on athletic fields and golf courses due to its tolerance for heavy traffic and rapid recovery time.


Cynodon dactylon

Also known as

Bermuda Grass, Bermuda Grass, Dhoob, Dubo, Dog's tooth grass, Bahama grass, Devil's grass, Couch grass, Arugampul, Grama, Wiregrass, Scutch grass and Crab grass

How to care for Crab Grass


How often to water your Crab Grass

Water needs for Crab Grass
0.5 cups
every 9

Crab Grass needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Crab Grass

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Bermuda Grass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Crab Grass: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Crab Grass love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Crab Grass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Crab Grass in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Crab Grass

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Crab Grass: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Crab Grass after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Crab Grass can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Crab Grass

Crab Grass

Crab Grass

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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