Post-emergent weed control is a targeted treatment that is sprayed onto an already existing weed and eliminates it. It's a great way to clear out the weeds plaguing your lawn and should be applied several times during the year to provide consistent weed control management. Following a schedule that best suits your lawn in Georgia will help in timely, effective applications. You should also consider signing up for pre-emergent weed control treatments to limit the need for post-emergent weed control and to help prevent future weeds from sprouting.
What is post-emergent weed control and how does it work?
Post-emergent weed control is a spot treatment herbicide that is used to eliminate weeds that have already germinated and sprouted above the surface of your lawn. Post-emergent weed control is applied directly onto weeds and will attack the entire system by traveling down the plant to reach its roots. After about a week, you will start to see results from the treatment; after a few weeks, the weeds should completely disappear.
When should post-emergent weed control be applied?
Post-emergent weed control should be applied on days with no predicted rain. This allows the treatment to dry and prevents it from contaminating other areas of your lawn. It should also be applied several times throughout the year to actively reduce the number of weeds on your lawn and be consistent in controlling them. To do this, it's best to consider a schedule that suits your lawn in Georgia, which can have either warm-season or cool-season grass types. Both grass types are susceptible to weeds, and you should apply post-emergent weed control 7 times throughout the year on the following schedule to keep your property free of weeds:
- The first and second treatments between January and April
- The third treatment in April or June
- The fourth treatment between June and August
- The fifth and sixth treatments between August and November
- The final treatment in November or December
Sign up for pre-emergent weed control treatments to limit the need for post-emergent treatments.
Pre-emergent weed control treatments are a great preventative measure you can take to drastically reduce the number of weeds that sprout on your lawn. Unlike post-emergent weed control treatments, pre-emergent weed control treatments are applied to your entire lawn. These treatments are applied before the weeds germinate to stop them from breaking through the soil. It is beneficial to learn about the most common weeds in your area so that you can time your application based on when their seeds germinate. Signing up for pre-emergent weed control treatments can limit the need for post-emergent treatments since not as many weeds will be present on your lawn. Most lawn care companies offer both pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatments in their weed control service.
Common weeds found in Georgia include crabgrass, clover, poa annua, and dandelions.
Give us a call today to sign up for our weed control service!
At TurfXpert, we provide an effective weed control service that uses both pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatments to eradicate the weeds from your lawn and prevent new ones from sprouting! Your lawn will be put on a 7-round schedule complete with weed control, fertilization, and lime treatments to provide the best results. Separated throughout the year, this schedule will provide consistent weed control and fertilization to keep your lawn healthy and weed-free.
We proudly serve commercial, residential, and HOA properties in Woodstock, Roswell, Alpharetta, and other nearby areas in Georgia. Give us a call today at (833) 444-8873 to sign up for our weed control service! We look forward to working with you to give you a healthy and weed-free lawn!