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Mow your grass high to stop crabgrass.  Mowing low lets the sun to reach the soil.  Also mowing low stresses the grass, making it vunerable to fungus and insect attack as well as overheating to heat stroke the grass so to speak.

Crabgrass is an annual.  To prevent it, use a pre emergent in February or first part of March.

Couple of good info sites: 

  1. Lawn care simplified.

Seed the lawn lightly.  Too much seed competes!  Work in new seed 1/4 inch under the soil with a rake.

Only plant new seed between 65-85 degrees, Fall and Spring.

Water for 3-4 weeks until germinates.  

When you put out new seed, stomp to compress the soil.