Spring is a crucial time for lawn care in Ohio, and pre-emergent weed control treatments play a vital role in this process. These treatments prevent weeds from growing by creating a barrier that inhibits their growth and development. Reducing the amount of weeds sprouting on your lawn gives your grass better access to nutrients since there is reduced competition for resources. This gives your turf the opportunity to regain its strength from winter damage and prepare for the summer months. You can even more effectively control the amount of weeds that pop up on your lawn in the spring by using post-emergent weed control in tandem with pre-emergent treatments since you will be preventing weeds from sprouting and eliminating existing weeds.

How does pre-emergent weed control work?

Worker applying a weed control treatment to a lawn in Delaware, OH.

If you're looking for ways to keep your lawn in good condition in the spring, one important step is preventing weeds from sprouting with pre-emergent weed control treatments. Pre-emergent weed control works by creating a barrier that stops weeds from sprouting. This barrier does not prevent weed germination but instead targets their growth process. Timing is critical, and the ideal time to apply the treatment is during the early spring.

When applied correctly, this treatment significantly reduces the number of weeds that can penetrate your lawn's topsoil. To apply a pre-emergent weed control treatment, you should evenly distribute it across your lawn. A spreader is an excellent tool for this task. It's also essential to follow the instructions on the package and apply the correct amount of treatment to reap the intended benefits.

Minimize weeds on your lawn this spring with pre-emergent weed control.

During winter, your lawn enters a state of dormancy, depleting most of its energy reserves. This leaves your lawn in a weakened state by the time spring arrives, making it more vulnerable to weed infestations. Weeds will compete for resources with your grass, and this could affect your lawn's ability to absorb what it needs to grow well. However, by applying pre-emergent weed control, you can minimize the amount of weeds populating your turf. Preventing weeds from sprouting will help your turf's revival from winter and prepare it for summer and its stressors, as it will have unimpeded access to nutrients, water, and oxygen.

Common weeds found in Ohio include nutsedge, dandelions, and clover.

Use both pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments in the spring.

Weed-free lawn in Delaware, OH.

One of the best ways to maintain a weed-free lawn during the spring is by combining pre- and post-emergent weed control. Post-emergent weed control treatments are used to remove weeds that have already grown on your lawn, while pre-emergent weed control helps to prevent weeds from sprouting. It is recommended to use both treatments in early and late spring for the best results. By utilizing both of these treatments, you can help get the weed-free lawn that you desire!

Sign up for our weed control service by calling us today!

While spring is an important time when it comes to weed control, your lawn needs year-round care if you want it to stay vibrant and healthy. You can do this by signing up for our weed control service. We use pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments to deal with weeds, and this service also includes fertilizer treatments to supply your grass with nutrients. Our services are available to commercial and residential properties, as well as HOAs, in the Delaware, OH, area. We also offer this service to property owners in other nearby areas such as Lewis Center and Powell. If you're ready to take control of your lawn care, call us at (740) 318-5296 to schedule our weed control service!