Did you know that applying pre-emergent weed control in the spring is an excellent way to keep your lawn in Tennessee weed-free? This type of weed control works by creating a barrier that prevents weeds from sprouting through the soil and wreaking havoc on your turf. By applying pre-emergent weed control treatments to your lawn twice in the spring, once between mid-January and mid-March and then again between mid-March and April, you can help prevent spring and summer weeds from growing.

It's also a good idea to use post-emergent weed control in addition to your pre-emergent treatments. This way, you can spot treat any weeds that already passed a certain point in their life cycle and weren't affected by the pre-emergents. By utilizing these two treatments, you can ensure your lawn starts the new growing season on the right foot.

How does pre-emergent weed control work?

Pre-emergent weed control being spread via machine in Gallatin, TN.

Pre-emergent weed control is a highly effective method for keeping your lawn free of weeds. Pre-emergent weed control involves the application of a herbicide treatment before weed seeds have the chance to germinate. By treating it early in the season, you can prevent weeds from taking root and causing problems later on.

The beauty of pre-emergent weed control lies in its ability to create a barrier that prevents newly germinated weeds from growing through the surface. This barrier works by sinking into the soil and forming a protective layer. As new weeds begin to sprout, they will come into contact with the barrier and be unable to penetrate it. By forming this protective layer, pre-emergent weed control prevents weeds from accessing the resources they need to grow further. This causes them to wither and die, leaving your lawn free of unsightly and unwanted weeds.

When should you apply pre-emergent weed control in the spring?

The two best times to apply pre-emergent weed control treatments to your lawn in the spring are once in mid-January to mid-March and again in mid-March to April. The first application will allow you to get ahead of spring weeds before they have a chance to cause problems. Meanwhile, the second application builds off the previous, providing continual protection from spring and summer weed growth.

Pair Pre-Emergent Weed Control with Post-Emergent Treatments in the Spring

Spot-treating a lawn with post-emergent weed control in Gallatin, TN.

Achieving a healthy, weed-free lawn requires both prevention and targeted measures. That's why pairing pre-emergent weed control with post-emergent treatments is crucial for combatting weeds effectively in the spring. By utilizing pre-emergents in the spring, you're safeguarding your lawn from many invasive weeds before they’ve even had a chance to sprout, making it easier to manage the population with post-emergents. Likewise, applying post-emergents in the spring will allow you to target any weeds that haven’t been affected by the pre-emergent treatment because they already passed a certain point in their growth cycle. That way, you can cover them at both ends of their life cycle!

If you want to keep your lawn free of pesky weeds throughout the year, you should invest in an ongoing weed control program!

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

Maintaining a weed-free lawn is crucial for its overall health. However, it's equally important to provide your turf with proper nutrition. That's why at Performance Lawns Inc., we offer a combined weed control and fertilization service to ensure your lawn receives comprehensive care and produces the best results. Our team applies multiple rounds of pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments between January and December to keep weeds from infesting your lawn and eliminate any existing ones, plus fertilizer applications to provide consistent nourishment.

Our weed control service is available to residential and commercial properties in Gallatin, Hendersonville, Lebanon, TN, and nearby areas. Call us today at (615) 708-5549 to sign up for our weed control service!