Just a reminder about pre-emergent herbicides. Now is the time to apply. These herbicides do one thing and one thing only, they kill seeds. We apply it in the spring and fall because that’s when we get the best bang for our buck. In the fall I try for the first two weeks in September.
On the synthetic side is “Turf & Ornamental Weed & Grass Stopper”. That won’t fit on our receipts so we call it “Dimension”. Dimension targets the grassy weeds and is available in a 12# bag that covers 3,500 square feet and 30# bag that covers 10,000 square feet. “Gallery” zeros in on the broadleaf weeds and it’s available in a 10lb bag that will cover 2,000 square feet.
The all-natural way is “corn gluten meal”. It is available in either powder or granulated form in a 40# bag. The powder activates faster but is a mess to apply. The granulated is slower to activate but is considerably less of a mess. Each bag will cover 2,000 square feet. As always, read and follow the label directions. The following link will help.