Now that your warm season grass (Bermuda, centipede, St. Augustine and zoysia grass) is going dormant, it’s time to think about putting down pre-emergent weed control on your lawn.
Since your lawn is going to sleep for the winter, winter weeds, such as chickweed, henbit, purple deadnettle and annual bluegrass, will germinate.
However, you can have a weed-free lawn this winter when your lawn care provider puts down pre-emergent weed control.
In this blog, you’ll earn what pre-emergent weed control is, how it protects your lawn from grassy winter weeds (such as poa annua), and how your Mobile, AL lawn care company is the right choice for you.
What is Pre-Emergent Weed Control?
Pre-emergent weed control creates a barrier between the soil and the weed seed. It’s effective with grassy weeds, such as bluegrass, because while that weed may have hundreds of seeds per plant, the pre-emergent in your soil can stop germination from happening.
Your professional lawn care company applies pre-emergent weed control in October and November to stop bluegrass and other grassy weeds from popping up in your lawn over the winter.
If you choose not to get winter weed control, you run the risk of weeds taking over your lawn—preventing your warm season grass from returning thick in the spring. It can be very difficult to get rid of weeds that have already established themselves in your yard.
You may need a lawn renovation this spring if your lawn has too many weeds.
Why a Professional Lawn Service?
Your local lawn care company specializes in weed control because they know that it’s one of the keys to a beautiful lawn. Stopping weeds before they germinate is half the battle in weed control.
Plus, your lawn service uses a liquid weed control that gets right to work in the soil to erect that barrier before seeds spread in the wind.
Thinking about renovating your lawn and installing sod instead of planting grass seed? Learn more about sod in this blog post.
It’s also important to hire a professional who is Ornamental and Turf Pest Control (OTPC) certified to apply pre-emergent weed control to your property. You can know that your certified lawn service will professionally, properly and appropriately apply weed control, so it’s not a safety hazard to your property, to you or your family.
If you’re ready to stop grassy weeds from germinating this winter, call us today at Xtreme Turf Lawn Care, 251-648-9947 or fill out our contact form.
Ennis, Taylor, “This Fall’s Guide to a Healthy Lawn,” Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities: Extension Daily: November 1, 2015.
Lee, Sallie, “War of the Weeds: How to Protect Your Lawn,” AL.com: August 31, 2015.
WalterReeves.com, “Annual Bluegrass (Poa Annua)- Control.”
Williamson, Joey, et. al, “Managing Weeds in Warm-Seaon Lawns,” Clemson University: HGIC 2310.