Weed control is essential to the health and wellness of your lawn. These opportunistic plants grow quickly, crowding out grass and other plants. They also rob your lawn of the vital nutrients it needs to flourish. The good news is there’s a way to keep the weed population down in your yard, it comes down to prevention. Fall weed control is a great way to get ahead of the weeds next year. Here are a few tips to eliminate fall weeds, neutralize weed seeds, and safeguard your lawn against next year’s spring weeds.
Fall is the time of year when some weeds come back for a second bloom. Typically, these are broadleaf weeds. This specific category of weeds is large and diverse. Broadleaf weeds come many different sizes and shapes but they all share one common trait, their leaves. Broadleaf weeds have wide leaves with a large main vein down the center of it and a net-like array of smaller veins branching off from that. The fall is known for a specific type of weeds, broadleaf weeds.
Post-emergent broadleaf weed control will help you clear out these pesky weeds. This will give your grass more access to sunlight, water, and nutrients, making for a healthier and happier lawn. If you’re looking for a more comprehensive list of broadleaf weeds that may be affecting your Georgia lawn, here it is.
In the fall, many weeds will go to seed. Their seeds drop into your lawn and then wait until next spring to reemerge and take over your lawn. Lucky for you, there’s a way to stop those seeds from ever sprouting; pre-emergent weed control. Pre-emergent weed control is a spray that is applied to your lawn in the fall and early spring. This spray creates a barrier over your lawn, neutralizing the weed seeds before they ever have a chance to sprout.
One thing to keep in mind is that pre-emergent weed sprays do not work on weeds that have already sprouted. If you already have weeds in your lawn, then you’ll want to use a post-emergent broadleaf weed control to eliminate those. Follow up with a pre-emergent weed spray to stop any new weeds from popping back up.
Keeping your lawn healthy all year long means investing in weed control services. Fall weed control is a great way to lessen the workload when springtime rolls around. Lucky for you, the experts here at Environmental Turf Management have the weed control services you’re looking for.