Do I Really Need to Use a Pre-Emergent Weed Control Treatment This Year?
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Do I Really Need to Use a Pre-Emergent Weed Control Treatment This Year?

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You'll want to use a pre-emergent weed control treatment for your lawn in Florida because it prevents invasive weeds from sprouting. It absorbs into the soil and creates a barrier that inhibits weeds from surfacing, ridding them of the resources they need to continue growing until they eventually die. If you don't want weeds to emerge on your turf, make sure you time the application right. Pre-emergent weed control treatments are best applied in late winter or early spring to ensure they work effectively so you stay one step ahead of these unwanted plants. You should also utilize post-emergent treatments throughout the year to eliminate any existing weeds or those that have already passed a certain point in their growth cycle and continued to emerge on your lawn even after the pre-emergent.

How does pre-emergent weed control work?

A pre-emergent weed control treatment prevents pesky weeds from popping up on your lawn. When administered, it absorbs into the soil and creates a barrier that inhibits weed growth when they come into contact with the treatment. Because they are stuck underground, these newly germinated weeds cannot access the resources they need to continue growing and will eventually die. This weed control treatment ensures these unwanted plants have no chance of sprouting and taking over your lawn, allowing you to stay one step ahead so you never have to see them in the first place!

When should pre-emergent weed control treatments be applied?

For a pre-emergent weed control treatment to be effective, it should be applied at the right time. The goal is to administer it before a certain point in the weed growth cycle, so you'll want to make sure it is applied in late winter or early spring, between the beginning of February and the end of March. Many weeds start germinating in the spring, so this is the perfect window to treat your grass with pre-emergent weed control to get ahead and prevent them from ever becoming an issue.

Hire professionals to apply weed control treatments to your lawn, as they use high-quality products and know when and how to administer them for the best results.

Maintain a Weed-Free Lawn Year-Round With Post-emergent Weed Control Treatments

Pre-emergent weed control can do wonders in significantly reducing the number of weeds that will sprout on your lawn. This means you won't have to apply as much post-emergent weed control to eliminate existing ones. However, it's still best to use these treatments several times throughout the rest of the year whenever you notice them to keep your lawn weed-free. During the pre-emergent application, there might be a few weeds underground that were already past a point in their growth cycle that the treatment no longer works on them. You can spot-treat these weeds with a post-emergent treatment to keep them from stealing nutrients from your lawn.

Call us today to enroll in our weed control service!

Here at FertiGator Lawn Care, we are equipped with the skills and reliable weed control products to keep your lawn free of weeds throughout the growing season. Our weed control service involves six steps that run throughout the year and includes pre- and post-emergent treatments to effectively target invasive weeds trying to take over your turf. During every visit, our team will also administer fertilization, lawn insect control, and lawn disease control treatments to boost your lawn's health and protect it from stressors like pests and diseases. We offer this service to residential properties in The Villages, Lady Lake, Wildwood, FL, and surrounding communities. Give us a call today at (352) 314-2867 to enroll in this service, and let our lawn care experts handle your weed control needs.

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