How To Stop Weeds With Pre-Emergent?

lawn careIf you’ve been dealing with weeds in your lawn since last year, then you may have forgotten one extremely important ingredient in your lawn care when it comes to the battle against weeds – and that’s the application of pre-emergent.

It’s not good to think that you can totally get rid of weeds with just one application or perhaps a cultural approach of anything. There’s no such thing as a silver bullet when it comes to weed control or elimination and an efficient program will adjust to the requirements of the property on an annual or seasonal basis.

Timing is Important

All the weeds have a survival method and can’t be totally removed because they have different reproduction methods and life cycles. Seeds could lay dormant for several years before they start to grow, continuing to exist despite fire and drought, as well as herbicide application. Even if you were to totally clear out your lawn with seeds, vegetative propagules and seed could easily be moved back to the property by water, wind, human or animal activity.

Another important tool when it comes to effective weed management are pre-emergent herbicides. However, the right timing of the application is important but can also be tricky.

How Does It Control Weeds?

Pre-emergent targets weeds that haven’t emerged from the soil yet. To get the best results and avoid wasting labor costs and time later on, weeds must not be seen above ground during its application. Weed control is a continuous process. You’ll always find weed seeds beneath your lawn’s surface and a few of those seeds would grow every year. Yearly applications are required to cut back the large weed infestations. So, in case you have not been following a schedule or a plan for a pre-emergent application in your lawn care Myrtle Beach routine, then you may feel like you are just fighting a losing battle against these annoying weeds.

Proper Mixing Is Crucial

Pre-emergent herbicides should be correctly mixed so that the spray solution would have the right strength. You can compare pre-emergent to a blanket – you have to cover the whole area through which the seeds can’t germinate. Spot spraying will achieve little to almost nothing, because there’s too much available space for the weeds to grow.

Water In Your Pre-Emergent

Pre-emergent will activate the herbicide through watering. It creates a barrier below your lawn’s surface. The majority of the products call for at least ½ inch of rain or irrigation within 21 days after application. In case you are working with a drip zone or non irrigated area, add the pre emergent before the rain season comes.

Now is the perfect time to be adding a pre-emergent on your lawn. However, as previously mentioned, mixing the appropriate pre-emergent for your lawn is important, plus coverage is crucial as well.

Call Conner’s Lawn Care Service if you need professional help in getting rid of weeds from your lawn.

Conner’s Lawn Care Service
Myrtle Beach, SC
843-504-4901
http://connerslawncare.com/

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