Early Spring and Pre-Emergent Herbicide

Early Spring and Pre-Emergent Herbicide:

It is the time of year to start thinking about weed control and fertilizer.  In our region, Greensboro, NC, crabgrass is a major nuisance to our healthy lawns.  The main tool used by experts to control crabgrass and other weeds is a pre-emergent herbicide.  This is done in the early spring and is often combined with fertilizer to promote good spring growth.

Here is a brief explanation of pre-emergent herbicide as found on landscape-america.com.  “Pre-emergent herbicides are chemicals that prevent the germinating weeds from establishing in the lawn. These herbicides control annual grass weeds by inhibiting cell division in the young root system. The failure of the root system to develop results in the death of the young seedling weed shortly after germination.  Pre-emergent herbicides are generally only effective if applied before the annual grass weeds emerge. Therefore, early spring applications are essential if satisfactory weed control is to be achieved. Herbicide applications should be completed and the herbicide watered-in at least 7 days prior to the initial germination date to allow time for the herbicide barrier to be established in the soil.”

Johnson lawn care is committed to providing you with a dense, green, healthy, weed free lawn you and your family can enjoy.  Please contact us today with any questions or to schedule a free estimate for pre-emergent application this spring.

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