Landscaping: How does pre-emergent prevent crabgrass?

by | Mar 23, 2018 | Home & Garden, Outdoors, Partners, Sorensen Outdoor Services

From Sorensen Outdoor Services
A Fredericksburg Today Partner

Crabgrass is one of the most dreaded lawn invaders.

Even if you do not know what it looks like, you have probably heard of it. Crabgrass is one of the most tenacious summer weeds for most homeowners.

If a pre-emergent is not applied, large patches of crabgrass appear in late spring. The crabgrass then thrives through the summer months.

Once fall weather arrives, the summer weed dies, leaving dead brown patches and no fescue to fill it in.

This process can be prevented by applying a pre-emergent. Pre-emergent works by establishing a barrier between the soil and the seeds to prevent them from germinating.

Timing of pre-emergent applications in your lawn are essential as crabgrass begins to germinate once the soil temperatures reach 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Do you need help making sure that your lawn is weed free this year? We can help. Our seven step lawn treatment program is comprised of the necessary lawn treatments to make your lawn the best that it can be. The grass in always greener with Sorensen Outdoor Services.

Sorensen Outdoor Services is a Fredericksburg, Virginia-based company that holds numerous certifications in both turf care and construction. From your personal residence to your business, HOA, or government facility, we provide professional services to meet your needs. Visit us today.

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