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Pre-Emergents: How It Works

Pre-Emergents: How It Works

Pre-emergents are a primary and effective tool in weed control for every homeowner. Getting the most out of them is critical, and to do that you will need the proper knowledge of what they actually are. If you know how pre-emergents help defend your yard from weeds, then you’ll have no question why it should be used in your annual lawn care.

Breaking Pre-Emergents Down

Pre-emergents have a specific science behind them that makes them work. To help our homeowners better understand just how pre-emergents work, let’s take a deeper look.

  • Starting off, the pre-emergent herbicide weed killer does exactly what the name suggests.
  • Its sole purpose is to stop weeds that have not yet emerged from your lawn’s soil.
  • It creates chemical barriers in the upper layer of your soil that are absorbed by emerging seedlings.
  • Targeted weeds are killed once they begin to sprout from the seed and clash with the herbicide treatment.

Why Annual Treatment Is More Effective

In some cases and scenarios, it is possible for some seeds to remain dormant and not affected by the herbicide treatment. This perfectly explains why battling weeds in your lawn can be an ongoing struggle. For the best results against weeds, it has to be a consistent effort. Consider annual pre-emergent herbicide treatments for the best prevention and to largely reduce any weed infestations.

Applying Pre-Emergents Properly

  • Herbicide treatments must be mixed correctly to do what it’s designed for appropriately.
  • Always remember to read the manufacturer’s instructions before every use. This is so you don’t waste your time and money or worse, do damage to your lawn.
  • When applying pre-emergent don’t pace around and pick specific spots to spray. Lay down an effective blanket across your lawn to be sure weed seeds don’t germinate.
  • After applying the treatment, you must water it in yourself. Check the product label, it will provide the guidelines and timing on watering the product in.
  • If you do decide to seed and use pre-emergent in your lawn within the same season it’s fine. But you should do so with caution as in some cases it can affect the seeding process.

We Are On Your Side

Now that you know the capabilities and effective use that pre-emergents can have on your lawn, knowing why to use them in your lawn care routine should be no question! Here at Chorbie, we make doing that simple and easy with our experts on standby ready to aim, and please. Don’t share your lawn with invasive weeds anymore. Contact us today to get started and get your lawn the attention it’s been asking for.

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