Spring Pre-emergents and Weed Control

Spring Pre-emergents and Weed Control Tired of picking weeds out of your garden?

Spring is right around the corner and it’s time to stop by Smith Farm Supply for spring weed control and pre-emergent.  You have about a six-week window to apply pre-emergents, from the first of February to the middle of March.

There are three factors that will determine when a seed will germinate: soil temperature, moisture, and sunlight. The pre-emergent must be applied and active BEFORE that magic moment of germination occurs. Waiting too late to treat your lawn properly can result in crab grasses and other weeds infiltrating their way into your grass.

Pre-Emergent herbicides work by creating a vapor barrier that controls weed growth prior to new weeds germinating. In late February into March, as temperatures begin to reach 55 degrees F, spring applications need to be performed. Getting a pre-emergent down early will fight off new weeds that may be lurking in your soil.  In some instances control young weeds that have not actively begun growing depending upon the product makeup used.

Furthermore, a pre-emergent herbicide is effective timing for the control of weeds prior to them emerging from the soil. Also, make sure to leave the area alone for a week after lawn treatment is applied. This means no mowing, pickup football games, or any other activities that may disturb or aerate the soil.

Many people struggle with pre-emergent and weed control which is why we at Smith Farm Supply we have the expertise to handle your lawn care, health, and maintenance. Stop by or contact your local Smith Farm location for a consultation today.


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