The Benefits of Pre-emergent Weed Control

Why use a  Pre-emergent weed control for your lawn? Many weeds that infest your lawn in the summer survive the winter months as seeds hidden in the top 1/2 inch of soil. Crabgrass is the most prevalent and famous of these invasives, but there are also many others such as Oxalis, bitter cress, spurge, and chickweed to name a few. These weed seeds begin to grow as soon as the ground warms and begin to emerge about the time the forsythia are done blooming.

Before this time, and before the weed seedlings emerge from the soil in the spring, an application of “Pre emergent” should be applied to stop these lawn destroyers before they have a chance to take hold. Applied correctly, this pre-emergent weed control barrier (thinner than a sheet of cellophane) stops newly emerging weeds from reaching the surface but does not hurt your existing lawn. If this barrier is put down too late it won’t be able to do its job as the weeds will already be “emerged” and starting their steady spread through your yard.

Weeds (crabgrass in particular) often out compete your lawn for sunshine, vital nutrients and moisture. This makes stopping them early in the season even more important and more effective than trying to kill them once they get established. There are several steps to a successful lawn care program, but none  as crucial or time-sensitive as this pre- emptive spring strike against your lawn’s weedy enemies.


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