A green and clean lawn is what we all want as they make our garden look fresh and beautiful. However, it is very hard, almost impossible to maintain a weed-free lawn. They can spoil the beauty and green scenery of your garden because of their unsightly appearance. Moreover, they can also take away the water and nutrients intended for your grass thus affecting its growth. It is therefore necessary to take action once you see them spreading in your lawn. Control their growth before they take over and dominate your lawn.
Pre-emergent weed killers
One of the best methods to kill the weeds in your lawn is to prevent them from spreading in the first place. This is through the use of pre-emergent herbicide, which (as the name implies) is applied to prevent the seeds from germinating. They are only effective to apply before the growth period of the weeds so make sure that you take note of these dates – September 15 and March 15. This is according to the garden experts from the US since there are basically two types of weeds, the summer weeds, and winter weeds. Applying pre-emergent weed killer before they make an appearance for the season is the best technique to prevent the spread of a potentially huge number of weed seeds.
Post-emergent weed killers
Post-emergent weed killers are types of herbicides that are applied to the weeds once they have emerged or grown. They are best used when the plant is actively growing or in the fall when its time for them to store nutrients in their roots. This enables the herbicides to get suck quickly into the roots making it an all effective weed killer. When using post-emergent weed killer for your lawns make sure that you use the selective type, meaning they only get rid of specific types of plants. You do not want your grass to get killed, you just want those ugly weeds removed. The most popular brand in the market is round up and weed gone. They have products that are for killing specific weed types such as crabgrass, clover, broadleaf, and dandelion.