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This Weed Control Combination Is the Key to a Weed-Free Lawn

Jan 30, 2024

Weed Man’s Weed Control Service Combines Pre- and Post-emergent Weed Control Applications for Maximum Results

Whether we’re dealing with dandelions, crabgrass, clover, or any other unwanted weeds popping up in your lawn, weeds are pesky, stubborn, and difficult to control. Fortunately, we know a thing or two about controlling weeds (it’s in our name, after all!). For the best results, we employ both pre-emergent weed control and post-emergent weed control, so we can stay on top of weeds before and after they germinate. The result is a green, weed-free lawn all season long! Here’s why it works.

Pre-emergent Weed Control

Pre-emergent herbicides are used to treat the soil before certain weeds have had the chance to germinate. A pre-emergent treatment will prevent many weeds from sprouting and can also reduce the rate of seed production. However, pre-emergent weed control alone is not enough to keep your lawn weed-free. It depends on a lot of factors, like weather, soil temperature, timing, and the conditions of your lawn. Certain weed varieties may not respond to pre-emergent weed control treatments at all, so the post-emergent applications are just as important. 

Post-emergent Weed Control

Post-emergent herbicides are used after the weeds have germinated and become evident in your lawn. Instead of targeting the seeds like a pre-emergent application, a post-emergent application is a plant hormone that disrupts and attacks the natural growth of weeds right down to the root system. The combination of pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments works like a one-two punch, keeping weeds at bay by targeting two different phases of the plant’s life cycle, so you can enjoy a lush, healthy lawn.

I Don’t See Any Weeds. Do I Really Need a Weed Control Application Right Now?

Yes! Even if you don’t see any active weeds in your lawn at the time of your scheduled weed control application, it’s still very important to continue with your service. We’ll apply pre-emergent herbicide to stop troublesome weeds before they have a chance to germinate in your lawn. This is the key to keeping your lawn weed-free long-term.

Weed Man’s Effective Weed Control Service

With your Weed Man lawn care program or weed control service, you get custom treatment and top-of-the-line weed control products, safely applied in the hands of our trained professionals. Add Weed Man’s premium proprietary fertilizer and other expert lawn care services for the best results.


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