How Can I Make the Pre-Emergent Herbicide Most Effective?

One of the most common questions we get asked as a lawn care service company is “What can I do to make the herbicide most effective?” Of course, homeowners want their lawn and garden to be lush and healthy, and one of the best ways to do that is to prevent weeds from taking root and eliminating them if they do. Typically, a pre-emergent herbicide is used to keep weeds under control, but there are so many factors that contribute to the effectiveness of this herbicide. Terra Bites Lawn Service is happy to share some tips with you in order to ensure you are getting the most out of your herbicide.

What factors have the biggest impact on pre-emergence herbicide effectiveness?

weed control services First and foremost, you want to make sure you have the right herbicide for your lawn and that you follow the directions for use. If you have been to the weed control aisle of any store recently, you’ll notice a huge selection of products. Read the labels carefully to ensure you are picking the right chemicals for the needs of your lawn. The label will also give you the instructions on how to use the product, and proper use is the most important factor in ensuring the herbicide is effective.

Next, you’ll want to make sure you are applying the chemicals to a healthy lawn. If you have a well-established turf, and it is in good condition, it will assist the pre-emergent herbicides. Aside from properly following the instructions, a healthy lawn is key to maximizing the efforts of your weed control. When you have healthy turf, you are asking a whole lot less of your pre-emergent herbicide.

Some factors out of your control that will contribute to the effectiveness of herbicide include rainfall, soil texture, soil moisture and the competitiveness of the turf.

Now how do you ensure that you are using the right chemicals for your lawn and that you are applying them to a healthy turf? The answer to that is simple – enlist our help! By hiring a professional lawn care company, you take the guess work out of weed control and get the most of out of the pre-emergent herbicide. Our experience and expertise ensures ensures your lawn will be healthy and free of weeds. Contact us to get started and take advantage of our new customer discount – $20 off your first month’s Invoice, when you sign up for a 12 Month Service Agreement.