It’s that time of year again, January-February, when we begin to prepare for the upcoming weeds. It is much easier to fight weeds with prevention and to stay on top of your weed situation before they get out of hand. Preventing the weeds from emerging in the first place will not only save you money, but also time.
Pre-emergence herbicides are an application to the soil surface that minimizes germinating seeds of both annual and perennial weeds. This application should be applied twice a year, January-February and again in July-August (winter rains or summer monsoons). Drift from pre-emergence does not damage growing plants, but may prevent seeds from germinating. The pre-emergent chemical, when applied properly, will stop the emergence of most unwanted weeds. Please plan on scheduling professional regular pre-emergence treatments every six months.
This will not only save you time and money, but you and your neighbors will enjoy your beautiful landscaping all year round—weed free! You also won’t receive those weed violation notices from the weed witch.