Just a reminder about fall pre-emergent herbicides for weed control. Now is the time to apply. These herbicides do one thing and one thing only, they kill seeds. We apply in the spring and fall because that’s when we get the best bang for our buck. I try for the first two weeks in September. If you plan on overseeding the lawn with ryegrass, do not apply pre-emergent.
Pre-emergent herbicides are available in both synthetic and all-natural forms. 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 12lb bag that covers 3,500 square feet and 30lb 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 is “corn gluten meal”. It’s available in powder and granulated in a 40lb 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. Click here for more about weed control.
Pick up fall pre-emergent herbicide and fall fertilizer at Wells Brothers, Pet, Lawn, and Garden Center in Plano, Texas