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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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