When is Pre-Emergent Necessary?

As a homeowner, you take pride in your lawn, and understandably so. A healthy and lush lawn not only boosts your property’s curb appeal but also gives you a sense of satisfaction. However, there’s nothing more frustrating than spending time and money on your lawn only to see unsightly weeds pop up. Fortunately, there’s a solution: pre-emergent applications from Nature’s Select Piedmont.

When is Pre-Emergent Necessary?

What is Pre-Emergent?

Pre-emergent stops weed seeds from germinating. It creates a barrier in the soil that prevents weeds from growing, but it does not kill them once they’ve sprouted. Our biologically-based formulas are tailored to meet the needs of lawns in our area, so you can count on your lawn being weed-resistant.

When is Pre-Emergent Best Applied?

Timing is crucial when it comes to pre-emergent. We want to apply this before weeds germinate and after the soil has warmed up. This generally means applying it in early spring before soil temperatures reach 55 degrees Fahrenheit. If you miss this window, you can still apply pre-emergent in the fall to prevent winter annual weeds, but spring is the ideal time.

Are There Any Precautions to Take?

Yes, taking precautions is essential when using pre-emergent. For example, we avoid applying it on windy days to prevent drift and contamination. Additionally, we’re careful not to over-apply, as this can harm your grass and soil. And we always advise you to keep pets off the lawn for at least 24 hours.

Want Pre-Emergent Applied this Year?

Pre-emergent is an excellent tool to add to your lawn care arsenal. Here at Nature’s Select Piedmont, we include this as one of the year’s first treatments. We know that if you want a healthy, weed-free lawn, this needs to start early. Need to treat lawn pests and tree diseases? Get a free estimate for your Greensboro, NC, home at (336) 544-4554.