Pre-emergent herbicides are chemicals that are used to prevent unwanted weeds in your lawn. It’s one of the supplies needed for lawn care and maintenance. Although pre-emergents can’t prevent germination of the seeds, they could help control it so that the weeds won’t sprout. They work by preventing the plant from growing roots, seed cells from dividing, as well as inhibiting certain enzymes. Through the application of a protective layer of pre-emergent, weeds will be prevented from getting into the soil barrier of the lawn.
Lawn Care Tip: How to manage weeds using pre-emergents
Pre-emergents don’t control the perennial weeds that are already growing. Such types of herbicides are effective when it comes to controlling annual grassy weeds during summer like the foxtail or the crabgrasses. Additionally, it could also assist in the selection broadleaf weeds like dandelions.
Crabgrasses are invasive weeds that are similar to a turfgrass in appearance. It usually grows in tiny patches throughout your beautiful lawn. It comes with a unique coarse blade texture when compared to other grasses. Crabgrass will spread fast thanks to its lateral growth and thick blades. It could do a lot of damage to your lawn by spreading and smothering the grass that surrounds it. Crabgrass preemergents can be used to keep your lawn beautiful and healthy.
When to apply pre-emergents.
Timing is important when it comes to crabgrass and other grassy weeds from growing. The seeds of crabgrass require a soil temperature that is at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit to start germination.
Hiring Lawn Care Experts For The Application of Pre-emergents?
If you want to protect your lawn from damage, then you should considering hiring a lawn care expert to apply pre-emergents. When added correctly, a pre-emergent herbicide won’t damage your lawn.
During the first phase of the lawn care Carolina Forest program, we add pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides to stop grassy weeds as well as a few broadleaf weeds from growing. This round is applied to the lawns from January and February, to make sure that the product is in place well before the seeds start to germinate and then offer protection during the entire season. If pre-emergents are applied after this time, it may be too late to prevent the growth of grassy annual weeds.
Call Conway Lawn Care Service now and let our team of lawn care experts help you in applying pre-emergent to prevent weed growth in your lawn.