If you’re the kind of homeowner who wants to keep a deep green and lush lawn then you know that controlling weeds should be part of your lawn care routine. And you know for a fact that it’s not something you can achieve at a single time. Birds, winds, and your lawnmower, as well as your feed are always giving new weed seeds to your lawn. Most of these seeds will stay in the soil for as long as 50 years, waiting for the perfect moment to germinate, sprout, as well as torment you because of their presence.
But don’t give up. Although achieving and keep that perfect lawn needs some year round attention, a diligent method is spring means that you will spend more time having fun in your lawn and much less time maintaining it throughout the summer and fall season.
Lawn Care: What are the types of weed killers?
Pre-emergent – the preemergent class, which include pendimethalin and dithiopyr stops all seeds from germinating and these includes grass seed. You must be aware that the grass deed cannot be added for six to 12 weeks following the application, based on the particular product. Another chemical, which is the siduron, can stop weeds only from starting, letting grass seeds to continue to germinate. But it is also more expensive and should be used sparingly.
Post-emergent – these herbicides are entirely on a different level. They are added as weeds start to appear on your lawn, as they should get in touch with the actively growing leaves so they can do their job. These herbicides are applied at different intervals during late spring through late spring until summer, as weeds enter their intense growth period.
Many post-emergent chemicals are referred to as selective herbicides, in that they’re created to kill only specific classes of plants in the lawn while leaving desirable turf grasses not touched during your lawn care Conway routine. There is a different class called non-selective, which would kill any plant that’s growing. Almost all of them will contain a chemical that’s called glyphosate, which is an effective plant killer.
You need to select the appropriate weed killer to deal with the specific weeds that are popping up in your lawn. A lot of people are reluctant to utilize any kind of inorganic chemicals for their lawn care routine due to environmental reasons. For such homeowners, there are different organic herbicides that could be tried, that ranges from commercial preparations to a regular household vinegar that generally contain a mix of soaps, salts, and vinegar.
There are non-chemical alternatives for weed control too. Some homeowners prefer environmentally safe yet effective gardening methods and that’s why they look for non chemical means of dealing with weeds. Some use corn gluten meal instead of pre-emergent lawn weed control. It comes with the same characteristics but it needs to be time carefully to be effective.