Unfortunately, Michigan is home to an abundance of weeds, and they will take any opportunity to steal nutrients from your lawn. However, you can help keep your property free of weeds throughout the year with a combination of both pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatments. Pre-emergent weed control acts as a shield between the surface of your lawn and the weed seeds; it prevents them from sprouting through the soil and can severely limit the number of weeds that break through the surface. Post-emergent treatments are targeted treatments that are used to eliminate weeds that have already sprouted on your lawn. By combining these two types of weed control treatments, you can keep your property free of weeds throughout the year.
Pre-emergent weed control treatments stop weeds before they sprout through the surface of your lawn.
Pre-emergent weed control is sprayed onto your entire lawn and is the first line of defense against weeds. It works like a shield for your soil, preventing the germinated weed seeds from breaking through the soil and reaching the surface. Pre-emergents drastically reduce the number of new weeds on your lawn by inhibiting their ability to sprout through the surface. It's important that this type of weed control treatment is applied before weeds start sprouting, as it is ineffective against weeds that have already surfaced.
Post-Emergent Weed Control Treatments Eliminate Any Weeds That Have Already Sprouted
Post-emergent weed control is a targeted type of weed control treatment that is designed to eliminate any weeds that have already sprouted on your lawn. Unlike pre-emergents, they are applied to the weed only; a direct application allows the treatment to sink into the weed's roots and kill it. By using this type of weed control treatment regularly, you can keep the weed population on your lawn under control.
Combining pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatments will keep your lawn weed-free!
Combining pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatments is the most effective method of controlling the weed population on your lawn. Using only pre-emergent treatments will limit the number of weeds that sprout, but won't impact those already existing on your lawn. Meanwhile, post-emergents only work to eliminate fully-established weeds. When you combine the two treatments, you can get the best of both worlds and effectively control the weed population. For optimum results, you should:
- Administer a pre-emergent treatment in the spring. The treatment must be applied before the weeds start growing to be effective.
- Apply post-emergent treatments throughout the rest of the year. These treatments will effectively control the population of weeds on your lawn throughout the remainder of the year. With fewer weeds to treat, you can spend more time enjoying your weed-free lawn!
Pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatments can effectively control common weeds in Michigan, including crabgrass, dandelions, clover, and more!
Give us a call today to sign up for our weed control service!
At Big Lakes Lawncare, we offer a weed control service that includes both pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatments! With 8 years in the lawn care industry, we know that utilizing both treatments is the best way to control the weed population on your lawn. Our service consists of a pre-emergent treatment in the spring, followed by a post-emergent treatment in the late spring, two in the summer, and one more in the fall. Our weed control schedule will ensure that your lawn is weed-free all year!
We offer our weed control service to residential, commercial, and HOA properties in Macomb, Chesterfield, Shelby, and other nearby areas in Michigan. Give us a call today at (586) 200-0855 to sign up for our weed control service!