If there’s one gardening problem that unifies landscapers, expert or amateur, its weeds. No matter how carefully you tend your flowerbeds and prep your grass, weeds have a way of cropping up and ruining that lush, livable lawn. Developing a thick, healthy landscape is one of the best ways to eliminate weeds in your yard. The more grassroots and strong leaves the weeds must contend with, the fewer will make it through. Applying pre-emergents to your turfgrass undermines stubborn weeds fighting to infiltrate your landscape. By smothering crabgrass and other pesky weeds before the seeds germinate, you can regain control of your North Georgia turfgrass.
Choosing the Right Turfgrass
Installing quality wholesale sod gives your yard a leg up on the competition. NG Turf grows GCIA-certified turfgrass free of weeds and true to variety. By properly caring for your fresh turfgrass, landscapers and homeowners can reduce the risk of weeds in their lawns. If you’re applying late winter pre-emergents to your lawn, read the label carefully. Each pre-emergent works specifically for one variety of weed. Applying the wrong herbicide to your grass will be ineffective at best and damaging at worst. Southern landscapers should steer clear of “weed and feed” herbicide and fertilizers, which frequently burn warm season turfgrass.
Killing Weeds with Pre-emergents
Most horticulturalists suggest applying spring pre-emergents on March 15th. Because of our warm North Georgia weather, Southern landscapers should apply early weed-killers from late February to the 1st of March. Timing is critical to the effectiveness of pre-emergents. If you apply the herbicides after weeds sprout, crabgrass and other weeds will run rampant across your yard.
To buy premium turfgrass for your spring landscaping projects, call NG Turf.