Did you know that winter grassy and broadleaf weeds, like bluegrass, henbit, and chickweed, can ruin the look of your Plano, TX, lawn?

Indeed, these weeds will only continue to spread if you neglect to put down fall pre-emergent weed control by the end of October or the beginning of November. All weeds rob your turfgrass of nutrients, water, soil, sunlight, and space.

You need fall pre-emergent weed control to stop bluegrass, henbit, and chickweed from taking over your lawn.

While you may be hosting Halloween parties and doling out candy from your front door, you want a barrier stopping winter weed seeds from germinating.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss fall pre-emergent weed control, explain the science behind fall pre-emergent, and how we apply pre-emergent weed control to your North Dallas lawn.

The Calendar and Your Frisco, TX Lawn

The soil beneath your lawn must go down to 70°F or below before we can apply pre-emergent weed control to your Frisco, TX, lawn. Typically, the soil reaches that temperature by the end of October and early November.

Read more: How Soil Temperatures Determine Weed Germination Times in North Texas

At this time, weed seeds germinate and will begin to pop up above ground. We want to get the pre-emergent weed control down to form that barrier in the soil to stop grassy weeds from germinating.

After germination, weeds are harder to control and continue to multiply in your lawn, threatening to take over the entire yard.

If you choose not to put down pre-emergent now, you’ll also have an uphill battle come spring when there are more weeds to contend with.

You don’t want to pull weeds by hand, which is nearly impossible and causes strain on back muscles. And you don’t want to ignore those weeds either because they’ll overtake your beautiful lawn and may require a complete lawn renovation.

Unpacking the Science of Fall Pre-Emergent Weed Control

Your turfgrass and weeds will always be fighting for dominance in your yard. That’s just the facts of life.

Indeed, we recommend our lawn maintenance programs to help your turf win the battle over this dominance. We also stress allowing grass to grow slightly longer to shade the soil and prevent weeds from popping up.

Fertilizing your lawn in the fall also helps to provide precious nutrients to the soil to feed your turfgrass, not winter weeds.

Optimally, you should have us visit your property three times a year to put down pre-emergent weed control. We use two types of pre-emergent weed control depending on the time of the year.

Learn more: Pre-Emergent Treatments and the Weeds They Target

We apply germination inhibitors in the spring that stop weed seeds from germinating. A barrier in the soil prevents these seeds from moving up to the turf side of your lawn.

In the fall, we administer root inhibitors that stop weed seeds from dividing their cells to create new roots from spreading in the soil. These weeds won’t be able to grow without their roots, and they won’t be able to reproduce more weeds through their root systems.

The root inhibitor also prevents weed seeds from germinating and spreading more weeds throughout your healthy lawn.

Also, we vary our pre-emergent treatments based on your lawn’s makeup. For example, if you have Zoysia and St. Augustine grasses, we’ll use a lighter mix than we do for rugged Bermuda grass.

Post-Treatment Tips for Your Fall Pre-Emergent Application

We recommend watering your lawn before your pre-emergent application unless we get sufficient rainfall beforehand.

Our technicians will visit your Murphy, TX, property and apply liquid pre-emergent weed control throughout your lawn. Our liquid pre-emergent works better than granular weed control.

We recommend you, your children, and your pets stay off the lawn after the pre-emergent application for 24 hours.

As a reminder: The fall is also a good time to dial your irrigation system back to water your lawn less often than when you had it programmed in the summer. Your property needs less water now since there’s more rain, and the temperatures are dropping compared to the scorching summer months.

College Fund Landscaping’s Fall Pre-Emergent Weed Control Service

Why use a professional lawn care service to administer pre-emergent weed control to your Sachse or Plano, TX lawn?

Because we’re trained in turfgrass maintenance and weed control applications, we’re also licensed through the Texas Department of Agriculture.

Our technicians have experience and expertise in safe, effective weed control practices, including the best techniques to eliminate weeds in your lawn.

Plus, we use commercial-grade pre-emergents guaranteed to work and are environmentally friendly to use on your property compared to what you can buy at your local retailer.

Since St. Augustine and Zoysiagrass need a lighter version of what we apply, trusting us with your fall pre-emergent weed control makes sense.

Hiring us to care for your fall pre-emergent weed control will save you time and money. You won’t need to guess which products to buy from your favorite retailer. And your lawn remains healthy and weed-free throughout the winter.

Trick or Treat: Call College Fund Landscaping Now to Schedule Your Fall Pre-Emergent Weed Control Appointment

When October hits, you want to ensure that we at College Fund Landscaping put down pre-emergent weed control on your lawn by month’s end to keep winter weeds like henbit, bluegrass, and chickweed at bay.

Book your pre-emergent weed control appointment today by calling us at 972-985-0279 or filling out our contact form. Don’t delay; appointments fill up fast.

At College Fund Landscaping, we provide lawn care services, including fall pre-emergent applications, to lawns in North Texas, including these cities: Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Murphy, North Dallas, Plano, Richardson, Sachse, and Wylie, TX.


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