Pre-emergence weed control is a service we recommend for all of our lawn care clients. It’s also one of the services we receive the most questions about. People are curious – they want to understand the purpose of each of the services they pay for. But people also have a hard time accepting the fact their lawn needs pre-emergence weed control applications.
If you don’t see weeds in your lawn, then the weeds don’t exist. Right?
The soil under your grass blades is coated in weed seeds. They are just lurking down there, patiently waiting for some sunlight and moisture to trigger their growth cycle so they can wreck the appearance of your turf. Pre-emergence weed control prevents weeds in your lawn from getting past the germination phase. It’s kind of like what a balanced diet and moderate exercise do for human beings: it prevents problems from arising in the first place.
Early spring is the ideal time for pre-emergence weed control for both warm season and cool season grasses. As the temperatures come up and the sun shines more, weed seeds on the surface of the soil will begin to sprout. Pre-emergence products only control weeds before they reach a specific point in the growth cycle. From that point on, traditional broadleaf weed control products must be used to eliminate the weeds.
The Atlanta Area
If you’re in the Atlanta area and haven’t had pre-emergence weed control products applied to your lawn, you’re rapidly running out of time. Heading off the springtime burst of weed activity will soon just be a goal you can shoot for next spring. You can’t afford to waste any more time if you want to prevent the majority of your weed problems this year.
You also need to remember if pre-emergence weed control products wipe out the vast majority of your germinating weeds, far fewer weeds will grow to adulthood. This can reduce the amount of broadleaf weed control applications your lawn will require throughout the year. And if you’re the kind of person who pulls weeds by hand, you won’t have much to yank after a pre-emergence product has done its job.
For more than 30 years, Kemko Lawn & Shrub has helped Atlanta’s homeowners achieve their very best lawns. If you long for deep green, lush grass your neighbors will envy all year, Kemko knows how to get you there. Your family will be anxious to spend more time outside, taking advantage of your incredible lawn.
You don’t have to fantasize about a gorgeous lawn anymore. The best lawn of your life could be just a phone call away. For expert assistance in achieving the lawn of your dreams, call Kemko at 770-466-6113 to schedule your next weed control appointment.