Spring is a time of rejuvenation for your lawn in Michigan. After the dormant winter season, it will be ready to emerge and grow again. However, spring also means that pesky weeds will start popping up! So, you'll want to apply pre-emergent weed control treatments in early spring to get ahead of them before they can take over your turf. Pre-emergent weed control creates a barrier in your soil that prevents newly germinated weeds from breaking through the surface and sprouting above ground. That way, you can stop them in their tracks and keep them off your lawn as the growing season gets underway. You can also pair these treatments with post-emergent weed control to manage weeds at all stages of growth!

What is pre-emergent weed control, and how does it work?

A bunch of weeds on lawn in Macomb, MI.

Pre-emergent weed control is a highly effective method of preventing weeds from taking over your lawn in the spring. Once applied, the pre-emergent herbicides create a chemical barrier within the soil that blocks newly germinated weeds from emerging. This means that any weed seedlings already below this barrier won't be able to break through the surface, so they'll wither underground. By utilizing pre-emergent weed control treatments, you can significantly reduce the number of weeds on your lawn during the growing season.

Why should you utilize pre-emergent weed control in the spring?

Applying pre-emergent weed control in the spring is crucial for minimizing the number of weeds that sprout on your lawn. As the weather warms up and your grass starts growing again, it needs access to essential nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. However, if weeds are crowding out your grass, those resources could end up going to them instead!

By using pre-emergent weed control in the spring, you will be able to help make sure that only your grass receives those vital nutrients. Your lawn will be better able to absorb what it needs, leading to stronger roots and healthier growth overall.

For a healthy lawn, apply spring fertilizer along with weed control to help it recover from winter and promote new, vigorous growth.

Pair pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments in the spring to keep your lawn weed-free.

While pre-emergent treatments are incredibly effective, they don't eliminate weeds that are already present on your lawn or those that were already past a certain point in their growth cycle before they were applied and thus weren't affected. Because of this, you'll want to pair pre-emergent weed control with post-emergent treatments to achieve a weed-free lawn in the spring! Post-emergent treatments are specifically designed to eliminate any existing weeds on your lawn, and by pairing the two treatments together, you can ensure that it stays nice and weed-free at the start of the growing season and doesn't have to compete with pesky nutrient thieves!

Want to enjoy a weed-free lawn? Call us today to enroll in our weed control program!

If you want your property to look its absolute best, it's important to give your turf the care it deserves. This is where a professional service provider comes into the picture. At Big Lakes Lawncare, you can take advantage of our weed control service, which includes the use of pre- and post-emergent treatments, as well as carefully crafted fertilization treatments that are tailored to suit the specific needs of your turf at different points in the year.

Our focus is always on customer satisfaction, and we are committed to ensuring that you are completely happy with the results of our services. We serve residential and commercial properties, as well as HOAs, in Macomb, Shelby, Chesterfield, and other nearby locations in Michigan. Give us a call today at (586) 200-0855 to enroll in our weed control program!