Weeds can be a real pain once they begin to take hold of your lawn. They rob your grass of the essential nutrients they need to remain healthy. One way to prevent this from happening is to apply a pre-emergent weed control. If applied properly, the pre-emergent weed control will keep the weeds from germinating and growing up alongside your grass.
Circle the dates of March 15 and September 15 on your calendar. These are the recommended dates for applying a pre-emergent weed control.
Purchase a pre-emergent herbicide with Bensulide, Pendimethalin or Oxadiazon as its main ingredient. All are effective at retarding weeds.
Read the label of the pre-emergent you buy. The mixing instructions must be followed for the pre-emergent to be successful.
Place the recommended amount of pre-emergent in your garden sprayer for the amount of square footage you intend to cover. Then add the suggested amount of water.
Place the lid on the garden sprayer and shake it to combine the ingredients.
Spray across your lawn. Use a pattern of left to right or right to left so you do not miss any spots. Then wait for the solution to dry before walking on your lawn. (This includes pets.)