So we can all agree we hate to pull weeds. Who has time? It is FOOTBALL season! But we all can also agree that having weeds in dormant brown grass looks crass. Do your neighbors roll their eyes at the carpet of purple flowers in your yard come early spring? Do you lower your head and mumble I meant for that to happen because I don’t like a brown lawn? Do you look at your neighbor’s pristine beautiful weed free lawn and feel somehow lacking in the domestic bastion of lawn maintenance? Fear not! Suffer no more from lawn envy. I am gonna make your day brighter. With a little information and effort on your part you can become the landscaping king/queen. I see "Yard of the Month" in your future. OK are you ready for the BIG SECRET to no more weeds? Go out and buy some pre-emergent today. Put down your pre-emergent with a target date between now and September 15th.
You got this! Read the label carefully for your type of grass and use the recommended dosage. Please, please read the label carefully. I saw a huge lawn, deader than Osama, with a heart broken teary-eyed weekend warrior out standing in his field of nightmare because … he didn’t read the label! Pre-emergent stops the germinating process before the weed can set roots. POST emergent weed killer (like weed-b-gone) kills the living weed. Learn the difference by READING the label. Next week we will go into some of the different types of weed killer, and maybe some of the challenges of killing specific winter weeds. But for now if you need more information on what to look for, give me a shout out and I will be happy to help. Now go forth and prosper Lawn King/Queen!