Weeds are a nuisance to deal with when they infest your lawn in Pennsylvania. When it comes to dealing with weeds, it's best to use both pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatments throughout the year to maintain a weed-free lawn. Pre-emergent weed control is applied before weeds start growing, creating a barrier that blocks them from breaking through the soil. This prevents a majority of weeds from sprouting and causing problems for your lawn. However, pre-emergent treatments don't work on existing weeds or on weeds that were already past a certain point in their life cycle, which is where post-emergent weed control comes into play. Post-emergent treatments target any existing weeds on your lawn and eliminate them so you can achieve a weed-free lawn. By utilizing both of these treatments, you can keep these pesky plants off of your lawn all year long! Continue reading this blog to learn more about why you should use both types of these weed control treatments.

What is pre-emergent weed control and how does it work?

Pre-emergent weed control treatments are applied to your entire lawn to get ahead of weeds before they become a problem. It works by creating a protective barrier on your soil that keeps newly germinated weeds from sprouting through the surface. Because these treatments stop most weeds before they have a chance to break through the soil, using them will drastically reduce the number of weeds you see on your lawn.

Some common weeds that infest lawns in Pennsylvania include black medic, hairy bittercress, wild violet, dandelion, and more!

What is post-emergent weed control and how does it work?

Post-emergent weed control treatments are designed to target and eliminate weeds that have already started growing. These treatments are typically sprayed on existing weeds and the herbicide seeps into the root system of the weed and kills it at its source. Post-emergent weed control treatments are used to combat the small percentage of weeds that manage to avoid pre-emergent treatments.

Why is it best to use both pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments together?

While pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatments each provide benefits, using them together will yield optimal results. That's because pre-emergent weed control greatly reduces the number of weeds that will pop up on your lawn, but it doesn't target those that were already past a certain point in their life cycle when the treatment was administered. On the other hand, post-emergent weed control treatments will eliminate any existing growth. So, combining these two treatments will ensure that you get the most out of your efforts and maintain a weed-free lawn.

You should apply pre-emergent weed control treatments in the spring as the growing season gets underway before many weeds start germinating!

Sign up for our weed control program to keep your lawn weed-free!

At Green Grass Lawncare, Inc., we understand how frustrating it can be when there are unsightly weeds popping up on your lawn. Our team developed a comprehensive weed control program to ensure your property stays weed-free throughout the year. We utilize both pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments to give you the best results possible. What's more, our program also includes lawn fertilization treatments to provide your grass with the essential nutrients that it will need to thrive throughout the year.

We offer our weed control program to residential and commercial properties, as well as HOAs, in Telford, Souderton, Harleysville, Quakertown, Perkasie, Doylestown, and nearby areas in Pennsylvania. Give us a call today at (215) 723-1034 to sign up for our weed control program! We look forward to helping you achieve the beautiful, weed-free lawn that you deserve!