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Fall Pre-Emergent Weed Control Treatments Are the Most Critical of the Year

Fall Pre-Emergent Weed Control Treatments Are the Most Critical of the Year

How can you tell your lawn was not treated with pre-emergent weed killer in the fall? You will notice weeds covering your lawn in the springtime. When there is evidence of weeds in the spring, it is because they were already present and waiting under the surface throughout the winter.

Treating your lawn during the fall will ensure your grass is weed-free for an extended period into the spring before you need to re-treat with pre-emergent herbicides. Because of this, it is easy to say that the most critical weed control treatment of the year is your fall pre-emergent.

How pre-emergent herbicides kill weeds.

Perennial weeds are easily eradicated if you know when and how to treat them. During the fall, your late summer/early fall perennial weeds are the biggest threat to your spring lawn. During this time of the year, perennial weeds start transferring their stored energy from their leaves to their roots.

Pre-emergent herbicides attack the roots, which effectively kills the ...

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6 Fall Lawn Care Must-Do's to Prepare for Winter

6 Fall Lawn Care Must-Do's to Prepare for Winter

The reason fall lawn care is so important is that it sets the stage for the type of yard and landscaping you will have in the spring. Fall is the time to prepare your grass and landscaping beds for dormancy.

Properly caring for your grass during this time will result in a greener, healthier property come spring. Here are six must-do items to prepare your grass for winter!

#1 Remove leaves and debris.

Leaves and debris left on your grass can create dead patches in the spring. The leaves and debris work as a layer that blocks your lawn from proper sunlight. They are also a breeding ground for various pests, mold, and fungus. Proper leaf and debris removal allow your turf to receive sunlight and hydrate appropriately.

#2 Weeding, landscape bed reshaping, and landscape trimming and pruning.

Now is the time to get your landscaping manicured. Pull all the weeds from your landscaping beds and reshape your beds to make spring preparations easier. Additionally, landscape...

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