When looking for ways to keep your lawn free from stubborn weeds, you're most likely to stumble across the terms pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control. These are herbicides that target weeds and protect your grass in Missouri from having to compete for nutrients and resources. Pre-emergent weed control treatments act as a barrier that prevents weeds from sprouting through the soil. These herbicides are best applied on your lawn in the spring when weeds are starting to germinate.

Post-emergent weed control treatments are designed to eliminate existing weeds actively growing on your lawn. This means your lawn will receive these treatments when there are visible weeds currently taking over your turf. If you want long-term and effective results, you need to incorporate both pre- and post-emergent weed control into your lawn care plan.

How does pre-emergent weed control work and when do you apply it?

Our lawn care professional spraying pre-emergent weed control on a lawn in Kansas City, MO.

Pre-emergent weed control treatments are designed to prevent weeds from emerging through the soil and sprouting their ugly heads on your lawn. Pre-emergent weed control is applied on the surface of your soil and it will act as a protective barrier to block newly germinated weed seeds from breaching the soil surface.

Because pre-emergent weed control only stops weeds that haven't broken through the surface of the soil yet, the best time to apply pre-emergent weed control is in the spring. That's because most weeds don't start sprouting until the spring, so you'll want to make sure that your pre-emergent weed control treatment is applied before they start growing.

Post-Emergent Weed Control & When To Apply It

Post-emergent weed control treatments are another option for tackling weeds on your lawn. If you are currently dealing with a lawn that is filled with weeds, this is the type of weed control treatment that you'll need. This type of weed control kills existing weeds that are already visible on your lawn. This type of treatment needs to be applied directly to existing weeds to eradicate them. These treatments are best applied any time after spring when weeds are actively growing.

Using post-emergent weed control that attacks the root like the ones we use at Sam's Turf Care prevents the weed from emerging again!

Why do you need pre- and post-emergent weed control in your lawn care routine?

Weed in lawn in Independence, MO.

The ideal situation for your lawn is the absence of weeds. If you want your lawn to be as healthy as possible, it's best to include pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments in your lawn care routine. Pre-emergent weed control protects your lawn from invasive weeds by preventing them from emerging in the first place. However, some weeds are more stubborn and persistent than others. That's why you need to incorporate post-emergent weed control to eliminate weeds that have taken up residence on your turf. By utilizing both pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatments throughout the year, you'll be tackling weeds from every angle to keep them off of your lawn. When your lawn is weed-free your grass won't have to compete with them for space or nutrients, allowing your grass to thrive!

Keep your lawn weed-free year-round! Call us today to schedule our weed control service!

Our team at Sam's Turf Care is committed to helping your lawn stay weed-free throughout the year. We offer our weed control service to commercial, residential, and HOA properties in Independence, Gladstone, North Kansas City, MO and nearby areas. Our weed control services include pre- and post-emergent treatments to give your lawn well-rounded protection against invasive weeds. If you're ready to give your lawn the best care from experienced experts, call our team at (816) 886-1121 to schedule our weed control service.