Pre-Emergent Herbicides: When And How To Apply Them To Your Logan Lawn
April 15, 2023
If you want your yard to look its best, the first thing you should do is make sure there are no weeds lurking around your landscape. Weeds can steal water and nutrients from the plants and flowers in your yard. Instead of tackling a weed problem after they sprout, it is best to stop the weeds from even growing in the first place. This is where pre-emergent herbicides come into play.
At Green Leaf Landscaping, we have been providing customized lawn care in Logan for decades, and we know how to keep every aspect of your yard looking its best all year long. Here is a look at everything you need to know about how and why pre-emergent herbicides can help improve the life of your yard.
How Pre-Emergent Herbicides Work
Pre-emergent herbicides are a specific type of weed control solution. Instead of simply killing the weed, this type of herbicide will stop the seedling from germinating, preventing the weed from growing in the first place. Some of the various types of weeds that pre-emergent herbicides can be used for include:
Some types of weeds that can be found in this part of Utah can be extremely invasive. If they are allowed to grow freely, they can cause a lot of damage to the grass, plants, and flowers in your yard. By using a pre-emergent herbicide, you can stop the problem before it ever gets started.
When To Apply Pre-Emergent Herbicides
When applying pre-emergent herbicides, it is vital that you get the timing just right. If you apply the herbicides too soon, they may dissipate early, which would allow the weeds to germinate. If you apply them after the weeds have already germinated, they will be completely ineffective, and the weeds will continue to grow as if nothing was applied to them at all. Remember, this is a weed prevention solution, not a weed killer.
Pre-emergent herbicides can be applied two times a year to tackle both spring and winter weed growth. For summer weeds, the herbicides should be applied after the temperatures have risen to 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Wait until the temperature has stayed at 55 degrees, or slightly above, for at least 48 hours before you apply the pre-emergent herbicides. For winter weed prevention, you should not apply the pre-emergent herbicides until the soil temperatures have dropped to at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and only apply them when the temperatures are expected to continue to drop over the next few days.
How To Apply Pre-Emergent Herbicides
Pre-emergent herbicides are offered in granular and liquid forms. For granular, you will need either a handheld spread or a manual push spreader. This special piece of lawn equipment allows you to dump the herbicide in a large opened-mouth container that evenly disperses the granules out the other end. If you don't have a spreader, it can be almost impossible to spread the granules evenly throughout your yard.
The same rules apply for liquid herbicides. In order to ensure that the liquid is completely covering your yard, you will need a lawn sprayer that is able to handle large amounts of liquids.
Contact The Pros To Handle Your Pre-Emergent Herbicide Application
If you are looking for an easy and hassle-free way to apply pre-emergent herbicides to your Logan lawn, give us a call today! At Green Leaf Landscaping, we are a locally owned company with decades of experience providing lawn care to this part of Utah. We know when and how to effectively keep the weeds out of your yard.