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What to Know about Pre-Emergent Spring Weed Controls

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Learn more about pre-emergent spring weed controls so you can apply them with success.

As spring prepares to return, it’s critical to consider what your lawn needs to start the growing season successfully. Weed control is an essential component of spring lawn care, as any weeds that infiltrate your landscape can disrupt the natural beauty of your land and landscape.  Consider pre-emergent spring weed controls to protect your landscape from germinating weeds.  These applications prevent weeds from sprouting, so you avoid the problem of removing them later in the season. The experts at Scientific Plant Service can help you determine which weed prevention services are best for your needs this spring. 

Are There Multiple Forms of Pre-Emergent Weed Control? 

Pre-emergent spring weed controls include chemical applications that stop new weeds from sprouting on your lawn or in your gardens. This control comes in two forms: liquid or granule. Both are structured to stop the growth of weeds by preventing weed seed germination. Which one is best for your lawn depends on the specific features of your landscape. Your lawn care provider at Scientific Plant Service can recommend the best pre-emergent controls for your property. 

When Should You Apply Pre-Emergent Controls? 

Timing is crucial when using spring weed controls. When you apply spring weed control, the goal is to prevent the growth of summer weeds such as crabgrass and foxtail. These controls must be applied before weed seed germination. The best timing is early spring after grass or flowers have started growing but before weed germination has begun. Another rule is to apply once the soil temperatures reach 55 degrees Fahrenheit. 

How Can You Ensure Success for Spring Weed Controls?

There are a few essential tips you must remember to guarantee the best performance for your pre-emergent spring weed controls. These tips include the following: 

  • Apply Pre-Emergent Evenly: Cover your landscape evenly to ensure complete protection from weeds this spring. Any missed areas will remain susceptible to weed germination. 
  • Water Your Lawn: Pre-emergent weed control applications are activated by water, which helps distribute the material to your soil. To conserve water, you may apply weed controls before an expected rainfall. If rain isn’t in the forecast, be sure to water your lawn after the application. 
  • Reduce Lawn Disturbance: Do not disturb the soil holding the pre-emergent after the application. After applying, avoid aerating or mowing until the pre-emergent has been watered and settled into the soil. 
  • Continue Regular Lawn Maintenance: Keeping your lawn healthy can help it naturally compete with weeds. Regular maintenance includes mowing at the proper height, providing adequate irrigation, and control for invasive pests such as grubs and fungus. 

Practicing regular spring lawn care and applying pre-emergent weed controls can help you enjoy a beautiful lawn and landscape while avoiding harmful weeds. 

Scientific Plant Service Is Your Go-To Source In Landscape Healthcare

Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.

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