Prevent Weeds in Your Lawn Now!
Not yet visible, chickweed and crabgrass are lurking in your lawn.These weeds begin to show
up around the last week of February and start flowering the first week of March and can quickly take over your lawn. Pre-emergent herbicides such as Scotts Halts Crabgrass Preventer form a barrier that prevents seed germination (growth of an embryonic plant within the seed), stopping weeds before they sprout.
Timing is everything when it comes to spring weed control. The blooming of forsythia (yellow flowering bushes) provides a visual reminder when to apply pre-emergent herbicide but, more scientifically, crabgrass germinates after soil temperatures reach 55ºF for several consecutive days.
Note: You cannot lay new grass seed after applying a pre-emergent herbicide. Not only do they prevent weed seeds from germinating, most pre-emergent herbicides also prevent grass
seeds from germinating as well. You call still put down grass seed to fill in "bare" areas in your lawn as long as you don't apply a herbicide and/or fertilizer at the same time.
Scotts Halts Crabgrass Preventer is a granular product easily applied to your lawn with a drop or broadcast spreader and very effective in stopping crabgrass before it starts.
K&B TrueValue Scott's Lawn Care Specialists
Organic Alternative: Jonathon Green Lawn Care
Jonathon Green lawn care products use corn gluten meal to prevent the germination of crabgrass and other weeds. While not as effective as chemically based herbicides in the short term, Jonathon Green products are safe around pets and kids.
- Organic Weed Control plus Fertilizer controls many grassy weeds like crabgrass, broadleaf weeds such as dandelions and includes an organic fertilizer. Safe for use on lawns, flower beds and vegetable gardens.
- Crabgrass Preventor Plus Green Up Lawn Fertilizer can be applied up to 4 weeks later than other crabgrass preventers and helps control crabgrass both before and after germination.
Click here to see other Jonathan Green products K&B True Value offers.