Why Your Lawn Needs Pre-Emergent Weed Control This Spring

First of all, what is pre-emergent weed control?

Pre-emergent weed control forms an impenetrable bond where weed seeds, such as crabgrass, can’t burrow into the soil and germinate. It’s applied in April or May —around the time that your forsythia bushes are blossoming.

Pre-emergent is applied as soon as the snow melts in April so that any grassy weed seeds that did make it into the soil are stuck and can’t emerge from it. And it keeps any new seeds from entering the soil.

And if you’re worried that pre-emergent will stop your lawn grass from emerging this spring, don’t worry. Pre-emergent weed control is designed only for grassy weeds, not lawn grass.

At Lawnmark Plus, you have two choices for lawn care—optimized lawn care which reduces the amount of synthetic chemicals used on your lawn, or organic lawn care that uses natural methods to keep weeds from emerging in your yard.

There are traditional methods of pre-emergent weed control that use synthetic chemicals to form the barrier within the soil. And there are organic pre-emergents that work with the soil rather than against it to form that natural barrier.

Read how to lower your pesticide and herbicide use on your NH lawn.

But I Still Have Crabgrass in My Lawn!

Sometimes, crabgrass will pop up on your lawn, but it’s not because there’s something wrong with the pre-emergent. It just means that some seeds germinated before the pre-emergent was applied.

In these cases, our technicians at Lawnmark Plus will spot treat your yard to get rid of any crabgrass that snuck through in early spring. We also treat broadleaf weeds, such as dandelion and chickweed.

Interested in learning more about pesticides and the harm they do? Then read this blog post.

You know that spring has arrived when it’s time to apply pre-emergent to your lawn. Make your appointment in time so that the pre-emergent is absorbed through your soil to create that barrier when the forsythia bush blossoms.

Keep reading our blogs too. In our next post, we’ll talk about liquid corn gluten and how it works just as well as any synthetic weed control products on the market.

If you want to keep crabgrass and other grassy weeds out of your lawn, call us today to make your spring appointment at 603-262-1215 or fill out our contact form.

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