Human Parts
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Human Parts

Chris Gethard

Aug 17, 2021

11 min read


I Don’t Love My Lawn So Much As the Semblance of Control

Sometimes my mind goes haywire. But crabgrass I can manage.

Photo: Rémi Müller/Unsplash

Crabgrass emerges when your soil temperature reaches 55 degrees Fahrenheit for three straight days. You tend to see it first in compacted soil, but when it spreads through your lawn, it boxes out space for itself and settles…