Watering Tips In Lawn Pre-emergent?

lawn care Myrtle BeachIf there’s one thing that could make or break all the investments of your lawn care, it’s proper watering. If the lawn is not watered properly after a pre-emergent treatment, it could lead to several months of your lawn not looking as good as it should be. Here are some things you need to know when it comes to watering your lawn after applying a pre-emergent weed control.

What is watering crucial for weed control?

Pre-emergent should be watered-in for the weed control to get its job done. Even if it’s the time of year when it seems like it’s odd to water your lawn, you are doing it for the pre-emergent herbicide and not the grass itself. If lawn care Myrtle Beach experts spray your lawn, most of the sprayed solution will land on the grass surface. Pre-emergent should bind to the soil particles and that can’t be done unless it’s rinsed off the leaves and then down to the soil.

How often should you water after apply pre-emergent?

Many pre-emergent manufacturers tell us that we should water the equivalent of ¼” of rain every day for the first four days following the treatment. Now, unless you’ve got a lawn sprinkler system that’s well calibrated, you’ll have a hard time following these instructions. But, one water event for the first couple of days following the pre-emergent treatment is acceptable.

How much should you water after applying a pre-emergent solution?

In case you have a lawn sprinkler system, it’s good to have about 15 to 20 minutes of watering, if you have rotor head areas. If you have spray type heads then 4 to 6 minutes are enough. In case you’re using a sprinkler or a host, then you may need to water for about 20 minutes.

The idea is to provide sufficient water so that the herbicides can be rinsed into the soil. But not too much that you can see standing or run-off water. In case you’ve watered it excessively all at one, the herbicide will run off into the waterways, street, or a concentrated part of your lawn. But, after several watering events, the premergent will be bonded to the soil sufficiently and you will notice less run-off.

How soon after applying a pre-emergent solution should you water your lawn?

Lawn care experts recommend that you want 12 hours after applying pre-emergent solution to your lawn.

 

Call Conner’s Lawn Care Service now if you need the help of lawn care experts in maintaining your lawn properly.

 

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

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