Weed Pre-Emergent in CNY: Lawn Care Service Syracuse
What is the most important part of having a weed free lawn?– A Pre-Emergent applied in early spring. This treatment can be applied by liquid or granular application but granular is more popular here in Syracuse, NY. The objective of the Pre-Emergent is to attack the weeds before they sprout out of the ground.
Timing of Application- Here in Syracuse, NY we can start applying our first treatment April 1st. Pre-Emergent must be applied before the ground temperature reaches 50 degrees. A good estimate of this in upstate NY is before the end of April so this gives you 4 weeks to get it down. If you don’t get it down by then the weeds may have germinated and it is too late.
What happens if its past May 1st? Its not the end of the world if you did not get it down in time although it will make weed control more difficult. Post emergent applications can be applied to actively growing weeds and will take care of them over time. You will want a selective herbicide for this that will target specific weeds in your lawn. Be careful not to spray this on your shrubs or flowers as it may damage them.
Keep in mind that weeds in your lawn are a never ending battle! Every lawn will always have some weeds but if you apply a pre-emergent first thing with a balanced fertilizer than you have a good chance of having that thick green weed free lawn we all want!
If you are in or near the Syracuse, NY area let Green Earth Lawn & Landscape do the hard work for you! Our 5 step lawn care program provides the nutrients and weed control products at the right time all season long for the best results.
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