The Before and After of Weed Control

When it comes to weed control, it pays to be proactive. Treatments exist that will eliminate weeds that have already sprouted up, but with a pre-emergent application you can prevent many weeds from showing up in the first place. Along with good lawn care habits, the one-two punch of pre- and post-emergent herbicides will leave your lawn nearly weed free.

Pre-emergents should be used in late winter or early spring. They create a barrier just below the soil’s surface that prevents weeds from emerging. Pre-emergents help fend off crabgrass, goosegrass, and a variety of broadleaf weeds.

Post-emergent herbicides are applied directly to weeds that have already arrived and can be used throughout the growing season. Post-emergents typically kill off weeds within hours of application and are effective against perennial weeds such as dandelions.

When matched with proper watering and fertilization, these before and after weed treatments will keep your lawn looking great all year!