Weeds are, unfortunately, a common presence on lawns here in the Louisville, KY, area. To help reduce the weed population on your lawn, it's important to use pre-emergent weed control treatments. Pre-emergent treatments prevent weeds from sprouting on your lawn by effectively creating a barrier on the soil that weeds can't penetrate. It's best to apply these treatments in the early spring and early summer before seeds have a chance to germinate. While pre-emergent treatments will prevent most weeds from sprouting, you should also use post-emergent weed control treatments to eliminate any existing weeds on your lawn in order to achieve the weed-free lawn of your dreams. Continue reading to learn more about what pre-emergent weed control is and when it should be applied.
Pre-emergent weed control prevents weeds from sprouting on your lawn.
Pre-emergent weed control is a preventative treatment that keeps weeds from sprouting on your lawn. It essentially creates a barrier on the soil that weeds can't penetrate. Because the weeds won't be able to break through the soil, they won't be able to access the resources that they need to thrive and they will wither and die below the surface of your lawn, and you'll never even see them!
Common types of weeds that appear in lawns in the Louisville, KY, area include annual bluegrass, annual ryegrass, and black medic.
Apply pre-emergent weed control in the spring and then again in the summer.
Timing is everything when you’re applying pre-emergent weed control treatments to your lawn. There are two specific times you should apply treatments: early spring and the early summer. In the early spring, weeds haven’t had much of a chance to start the germination process, so pre-emergent treatments in the spring have a good chance of preventing anything from popping through the soil.
Weeds can steal vital nutrients from your lawn, and it's really important that your grass gets these nutrients during the hot summer months. Summer pre-emergent weed control treatments will keep any pesky weeds from sprouting during the summer months. That way, weeds won't have a chance to steal these vital resources from your grass.
Apply post-emergent weed control treatments to your lawn to eliminate any existing weeds.
While pre-emergent treatments prevent a majority of weeds from sprouting on your lawn, they aren't effective against existing weeds or weeds that were already past a certain point in their life cycle when the pre-emergent treatment was applied. That's where post-emergent treatments come in. Post-emergent weed control treatments are designed to eliminate any existing weeds on your lawn. These treatments are usually applied in the summer and are spot treatments that target the weeds directly. To keep your lawn weed-free, you’ll need to use a combination of both pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments.
Call us today to sign up for our weed control program!
At Lawn Works, we want to help you keep your lawn free of unsightly, nutrient-stealing weeds, which is we offer our weed control program. We will treat your lawn multiple times throughout the year using both pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments. As part of our weed control program, you'll also receive several fertilization treatments to make sure your lawn is getting all of the nutrients that it needs to thrive.
We offer our weed control program to residential and commercial properties as well as HOAs in Louisville, KY, and nearby areas like Prospect and Middletown. We also provide our weed control service to areas in Indiana, such as Jeffersonville, New Albany, and Sellersburg. Give us a call at (812) 590-8864 to sign up for our weed control program today! We look forward to helping you get the weed-free lawn of your dreams!
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