A thriving, lush lawn is every property owner's dream, but weeds can turn it into an eyesore. Weeds will steal nutrients from your grass in Tennessee and detract from your property's curb appeal, which is why you should take advantage of both pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments. Pre-emergent weed control creates a barrier in the soil that prevents weeds from popping up in the first place, while post-emergent treatments target existing growth that is slowly taking over your turf. To get effective results, pre-emergent treatments should be applied twice at the beginning of the year, and post-emergents should be administered any time you see weeds on your lawn.

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

When dealing with weeds, prevention is superior, and that's exactly how pre-emergent weed control works. Pre-emergent weed control is a type of treatment that creates a barrier in the soil and prevents weeds from sprouting. Even when weed seeds germinate, this application ensures they won't get a foothold on your lawn! It is an effective preventative measure that will significantly reduce the number of weeds that emerge and compete with your grass for nutrients. However, timing is everything when applying a pre-emergent weed control treatment. It should be applied at the right time because if it is administered when a weed is past a certain growth point, it won't work on it.

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

Pre-emergent weed control can ensure the majority of weeds don't emerge on your lawn, but it cannot tackle all of them. Don't fret! Post-emergent weed control treatments are just what you need to combat the other end of their life cycle. It is applied directly to weeds that have already popped up on your lawn to get rid of them before they proliferate even more.

Common weeds in Tennessee include clover, crabgrass, dandelion, spurge, and more.

When and why should you use both pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments?

Incorporating both pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments into your lawn care regimen is crucial to keeping weeds off your turf. Pre-emergent treatments give you a headstart in tackling weeds by blocking them from emerging on your lawn, while post-emergents help get rid of any existing ones. To ensure you get the best results from both of these treatments, they need to be administered at the right time! Here's when you should apply pre- and post-emergent treatments:

  • Pre-emergent weed control treatments should be applied twice at the beginning of the year. The first treatment should be between mid-January and mid-March, while the second should be sometime between mid-March and April.
  • Post-emergent weed control treatments can be applied at the same time as the pre-emergents. However, you can also administer this treatment any time you see weeds on your lawn throughout the rest of the year.

Call us today to sign up for our weed control service!

Weeds are pesky plants that have no place on your lawn. Our team can make sure they don't get too comfortable on your property via our weed control service! This service involves treatment schedules tailored to cool-season and warm-season lawns, so you can rest easy knowing your grass receives just what it needs. We also use both pre- and post-emergent treatments to ensure you get the best results for your lawn!

Our team at Performance Lawns Inc. offers our weed control service to commercial and residential properties in Gallatin, Hendersonville, Lebanon, TN, and nearby areas. Call us today at (615) 708-5549 to sign up for this service. Your lawn's health comes second to none when you work with us!