Maintaining a weed-free lawn in Kansas and Missouri is a common goal for most of us. The best way to achieve this is by using pre-emergent weed control treatments, especially during early spring. This treatment forms a barrier in the soil that prevents newly germinated weeds from growing through and reaching the surface. Applying it early in the season will prevent weed growth and help you maintain a healthy and beautiful lawn. You should also combine it with post-emergent weed control to target existing weeds or those that passed a certain point in their growth cycle and surfaced even after a pre-emergent application. That way, you can ensure comprehensive coverage against weeds for your lawn.

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

Pre-emergent weed control is a preventative measure that helps to stop newly germinated weeds from sprouting beyond the soil line. When absorbed by the soil, it forms a protective barrier that traps them beneath the ground, preventing them from reaching the resources they need to continue growing and competing with your turf in the first place. Pre-emergent weed control is highly effective in targeting weeds at a specific stage in their life cycle so that you can reduce the number of weeds on your lawn as the growing season gets underway.

Some of the most common weeds in Kansas include crabgrass, spurge, nutsedge, and dandelions.

When should you apply pre-emergent weed control?

Lawn care professionals treating lawn in Overland Park, KS.

It's important to apply pre-emergent weed control at the right time, which is typically in early spring when the soil temperature is starting to rise again. This is because most weed seeds germinate when the soil temperature reaches a certain point. By applying pre-emergent weed control before this happens, you can get ahead of them and ensure the barrier is established in time. That way, it yields the most effective results and reduces weed competition so that your grass will have more access to the nutrients and water it needs to thrive.

You should use post-emergent weed control along with pre-emergents in the spring.

Pre-emergent weed control is an effective method for preventing new weeds from growing on your lawn. However, it cannot remove existing weeds or stop those that have already passed a certain point in their growth cycle. Therefore, it is essential to use post-emergent weed control treatments in conjunction with pre-emergents in the spring. Post-emergent weed control is applied directly to any existing growth, where it then seeps into the soil and kills it at its roots. Pre-emergent weed control can help reduce the number of weeds on your lawn, while post-emergents will manage any that pop up. When used together, pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatments provide comprehensive coverage against both growing and established weeds on your lawn.

Give us a call to sign up for our weed control service today!

At Lawn and Landscape Solutions, we offer our weed control service to ensure your lawn stays weed-free throughout the year! This service is available as part of our comprehensive lawn care program, which includes 7 visits from early spring until late fall to apply pre- and post-emergent weed control, fertilizer, and grub control treatments. By protecting your turf from grubs, providing it with proper nutrition, and preventing resource-robbing weeds, our team will keep your lawn healthy and beautiful throughout the growing season.

For 22 years, we have been providing our exceptional weed control service to homeowners in Overland Park, KS, and other nearby cities like Leawood and Mission Hills. Our service is also available to select locations in Missouri. Contact us today at (913) 238-9318 to sign up for our weed control service!