When you step outside in Indiana right now, you'll feel the weather beginning to warm up, hear the birds chirping, and other tell-tale signs of spring. Relish the moment, but stay vigilant – while the gift of spring means our lawns are waking up from dormancy, it means weeds are, too. There's no better time to apply pre-emergent weed control to stay one step ahead of these nutrient-thieving plants! Pre-emergent weed control will create a barrier across your lawn that helps prevent weeds from breaking the surface, so they aren't able to get a foothold on your property. Applying pre-emergent now will catch them before they've become established. Use post-emergent weed control treatments throughout the rest of the year to keep your lawn weed-free and thriving!

Pre-emergent weed control will create a protective barrier that stops new weeds in their tracks.

Pre-emergent weed control being applied to lawn in Fishers, IN.

Pre-emergent weed control is a proactive weed treatment that will help you stay one step ahead of weeds trying to take over your property. When applied, pre-emergent will create a protective barrier in the soil that inhibit new plant growth. Seeds may germinate in the soil, but their sprouts will not be able to break the surface, and the weed will not obtain access to the sunlight it needs to grow. Thus, the only plants getting the nutrients and sunlight needed to thrive will be your grass!

Since pre-emergent only affects the new growth of seeds, it will not harm your grass.

Why should you apply pre-emergent weed control in spring?

We've all seen what a lawn can become if weeds are left to their own devices. These plants are experts in spreading and establishing themselves in an area, so it's essential to take action as early as possible. The best time to apply pre-emergent weed control is in spring because that's the window of time before weed seeds sprout from the soil. If you wait until you are already seeing weeds on your lawn to apply pre-emergent weed control, the seeds have already breached the surface. While the treatment will block new growth, it can't undo what has already grown. A perfectly timed pre-emergent treatment in spring will save you headaches down the road!

Keep up with post-emergent treatments throughout the year to control the weed population on your lawn.

Professional applying post-emergent weed control in Westfield, IN.

While pre-emergent weed control is highly effective, it's not the end-all-be-all of weed control. You'll want to keep an eye on your lawn for any weeds that have managed to break through and treat them with post-emergent weed control. Whereas pre-emergent can't affect a weed after it's grown, post-emergent will kick grown weeds to the curb and reclaim that space for your lawn. Keeping up with post-emergent treatments throughout the year as needed will help maintain a manageable weed population that will not sap all the valuable resources from your lawn.

Leave the weeds to us. Call today to enroll in our professional weed control program!

At Precision Cutz Lawn Care, our team is well-equipped to face any and all weeds in our area, including ground ivy, wild violets, dandelions, clover, chickweed, and more. We've developed a comprehensive weed control program that includes six rounds of weed control, starting with a pre-emergent in spring and moving to post-emergent treatments as needed so that you're protected on both sides of the spectrum. We also include fertilization treatments side-by-side with our weed control, so not only are we stopping a weed takeover but also bolstering the health of your lawn! This program is available to commercial, residential, and HOA property owners in Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, and surrounding cities in Indiana. Get in touch with our team today by calling 317-965-7868 to enroll in our weed control program so we can protect and nourish your lawn!