Spring Weeds & Pre-emergent
Regardless of what the ground hog says, spring is right around the corner. And so are the weeds. It’s time to start thinking about pre-emergent for your yard. You have about a 6 week window to apply pre-emergents, from the first of February to the middle of March. There are 3 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.
The all-natural pre-emergent is Corn Gluten Meal. It is available in both granulated and powder form and it is applied at a rate of 20 pounds per 1,000 square feet.
Synthetic pre-emergents are Dimension for the grassy weeds and Gallery for the broadleaf weeds. The key to success with these products is to apply the correct amount to your lawn. Follow the label directions and know the square footage of your lawn.
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