There are numerous reasons why we incorporate pre-emergent herbicide in our five-step lawn care and maintenance plan. The primary reason is that a pre-emergent herbicide is excellent for crabgrass and weed control. You don’t want to spend money and time on liquid fertilization when there is a good chance of crabgrass and weeds overtaking your yard.
Some people feel that if they have never had a weed control issue before, there is no need for pre-emergent herbicides. The truth is that crabgrass and other weeds are very invasive and can infiltrate your yard at any time. Seeds (especially crabgrass seeds) can travel to your yard by wind, animals, and even on shoes. It is for this same reason that we recommend treating the entire lawn vs. sections for weed control.
Timing is also important when it comes to pre-emergent herbicide. Since pre-emergent herbicides inhibit shoot and root development, we like to apply them in January, February or March before the growing season starts. Once the weed sprouts, it is too late for pre-emergent herbicides and another method will need to be considered.
Evergreen Lawn Care uses pre-emergent herbicides on both the lawn and in flower and plant beds for weed control. And, we do recommend pre-emergent herbicide for all lawns. Although weed control tends to be easier with thick lawns, there is no guarantee that the lawn won’t thin out due to a drought or some sort of other stress.
Now is the time to have us come out for a pre-emergent herbicide treatment before the growing season is in full force. We can also review five-step plan which includes liquid fertilization and insect / fire ant insecticide. Contact us for a complimentary consultation today!