Weeds are a common problem for homeowners and their lawn care routines. There are many weed control methods, but one of the most popular is a pre-emergent herbicide. This type of herbicide kills weeds before they even have a chance to grow! However, there are many myths about pre-emergent and spring weed control. ArborLawn is here to dispel some of these myths and give you the facts about your spring fertilization!
Myth: Pre-emergent Herbicides Kill All Weeds
One of the most common myths about pre-emergent weed control is that it will prevent all weeds from growing. While pre-emergent herbicides can effectively prevent certain types of weeds, they are not a panacea. There are many different types of weed seeds, and not all of them are susceptible to pre-emergent herbicides.
Myth: You Can Apply Pre-emergent at Any Time
As you may have guessed, pre-emergents work before weeds have had a chance to grow. Unfortunately, many people believe you can apply a pre-emergent well after weeds have been spotted. Unfortunately, this is not true. Pre-emergents only work when applied to your lawn before growth.
Fact: Pre-emergents Will Not Kill Your Grass
Contrary to popular belief, pre-emergent herbicides will not kill your grass. Instead, they work by creating a barrier that prevents weed seeds from germinating. By treating your lawn early for weeds, you’ll be promoting a healthier lawn and soil. That’s because the grass won’t be competing with weeds for nutrients and water.
Fact: Pre-emergents Do Not Last
It’s a common misconception that pre-emergent herbicides provide long-lasting weed control. In reality, most pre-emergents only last for three to four weeks before they start to break down. Once the herbicide has degraded, newly germinated weeds will be able to take root. For this reason, it’s important to reapply pre-emergent herbicides regularly.
Get Going on Spring Lawn Care
Pre-emergent and crabgrass control is our first step in helping you achieve that lush, green landscape. Here at ArborLawn, our goal is to always work with nature, feeding your lawn the best in organic materials. However, there are occasions when conventional measures are necessary. We can also take care of aeration and grub control. So, if you live in Lansing or Jackson, MI, contact us today at (517) 882-1941.