Your Pre-Emergent Isn’t Working. Here’s Why.

Let’s talk about weeds. Unlike its name suggests, crabgrass is not actually a grass; it’s a weed that masquerades as grass. The minute its seeds germinate, it becomes very difficult to get rid of. That’s why the key to keeping crabgrass and other spring weeds under control is prevention. Enter: pre-emergent herbicide.

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Tired of crabgrass and spring weeds taking over your lawn, despite your best efforts?
Learn how pre-emergent works and why you’re probably using it wrong.

What is pre-emergent and how does it work?

Pre-emergent” is exactly how it sounds: “not yet having emerged or come into being.” It stunts the growth of weeds like crabgrass, causing them to die before they even begin to grow. In order to effectively stop weed growth, however, you have to apply the pre-emergent herbicide to your lawn before the weeds emerge and become visible. By its very definition, pre-emergent is not meant to eradicate existing weeds. So if you have been applying a pre-emergent to weeds you can already see, you are using it incorrectly and wasting money.

What is the proper way to use it?

Pre-emergent is not easy to use. It has to be mixed a certain way, applied properly within a specific window of time, and accompanied with a specific amount of watering. It’s no wonder most people aren’t reaping the benefits of their pre-emergent. Getting a professional to apply your pre-emergent before spring weeds surface is the most effective way to use it.

Instead of fighting weeds year after year investing in pre-emergent solutions you don’t know how to use, reach out to AWP Services! Trust the professionals and see real results!