The Importance of Fall Pre-Emergent Application

As homeowners who take pride in our lawns, we all want to have healthy and lush grass throughout the seasons. However, keeping your lawn weed-free can be a daunting task, and it is important to keep the weeds at bay to ensure the health and appearance of your turfgrass. One of the best ways to achieve this is by having Nature’s Select Triangle apply a fall pre-emergent application.

The Importance of Fall Pre-Emergent Application

Pre-Emergent Explained

Pre-emergent is used to prevent weed seeds from germinating. Unlike post-emergents, which kill established weeds, our pre-emergent solutions are applied before the weeds even begin to grow. Once applied, they create a barrier that stops the development of weed growth.

The Best Time to Apply Pre-Emergent

The best time to apply pre-emergent on your lawn is in the fall before the first frost appears. This time of the year typically corresponds to when the soil temperature drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Applying this before the first frost hits ensures that the treatment has enough time to seep into the soil before the weed seeds germinate.

Benefits of Applying Pre-Emergent in the Fall

First, the treatment has plenty of time to penetrate the soil before the weeds grow in the spring. Second, the soil moisture and temperature are ideal for the new grass seedlings you might want to establish in your lawn towards the end of the year. Third, the fall application of pre-emergent minimizes the spring weeds – when the warm weather hits in the spring, there are few or no weeds to germinate.

Let’s Plan for Those Pesky Weeds

A beautiful and healthy lawn starts with proper weed prevention. By applying pre-emergent in the fall, Nature’s Select Triangle can help stop weeds before they have a chance to grow. So, if you’re looking for a lawn care team in Chapel Hill, NC, to help keep your grass green and stop those weeds in their tracks, give us a call at (919) 240-4239. We can also provide you with a free estimate for treating pests and lawn diseases.