The Emergence of Pre-Emergent

Got weeds? Pretty sure you do. Enter Pre-emergent herbicide. A pre-emergent herbicide is a very effective way to control those pesky weeds as long as the applications are timed properly. An important not to mention is that no single application or cultural practice will completely eliminate your weeds due to their varying life cycles and methods of reproduction.

Pre-Emergent herbicides target weeds that have yet to emerge from the soil. The herbicide creates a barrier so that when the weed begins to emerge from the seed, it hits the barrier and dies. That said, it is possible for the seed to remain dormant and unaffected by the herbicide. This is why weed control is a constant process. Annual herbicide applications are recommended to significantly reduce the risk of large infestations.

Thinking about applying a pre-emergent yourself? Here are a few tips: Pre-emergent herbicides need to be mixed correctly for the spray solution to be at the appropriate strength. Take the time to read your manufacturer’s label. When applying your pre-emergent, thorough coverage is key. Blanket coverage provides assurance that all the seeds in the area upon germination do not make it past your herbicide barrier. One final tip! Remember - herbicides can affect desirable plants.  Take caution when applying herbicide near other plants. Better yet, save yourself the hassle and let the professionals handle it for you. Call us today for a free estimate and your weeds will be gone before you know it!