Weed Warfare: How a Good Pre-Emergent Can Help You Win!

Weed Warfare

It seems that those nasty weeds we all hate could grow anywhere – even on a bowling ball! They grow even more aggressively if you place a freshly painted picket fence around an area and call it a garden. Luckily, the hours of plucking these infuriating sprouts during the summer months can almost be eliminated with a little effort in March.

Killing weeds before they germinate is the most efficient approach. Those sneaky, evil weed seeds hide snugly under the soil, waiting for the winter thaw. If you apply a pre-emergent right now, it will creep into their comfy little beds, snuffing them before they awaken. This is even better than pulling weeds because pre-emergent kills the seeds completely.

Pre-emergents do not harm existing plants, but they also do not harm existing weeds, either. This means that timing is everything. A pre-emergent is activated in the top layer of soil where the weed seeds sprout, and by design it stops the plant from growing. This is the primary advantage over putting down new soil or mulch. Weed seeds remain viable for many years, waiting for a chance to pop up. Pre-emergents break the cycle of constant regrowth.

Not all pre-emergents are created equal, so it is critical you apply one that addresses your garden’s needs. Popular brands on store shelves can be pricy, but don’t always treat the variety of weeds you may have to contend with. If you special order superior pre-emergents from your local hardware stores, make sure you select one that treats grassy and broad leaf weeds, as well as crabgrass and other weeds common to our area. A lot of the popular brands only treat a portion of the varieties in the Intermountain region. If you use mulch or other porous materials in your beds, the active chemicals may be absorbed by the bedding material before they reach the area where weeds germinate, especially if you use liquid products.

If you’re looking for someone else to take care of application, find an established and trustworthy service. Industry leader EcoLife Solutions has specialized in pre-emergent applications for over two decades. In fact, EcoLife’s lawn treatment service now includes pre-emergents which almost eliminate dandelions and do a great job controlling pesky crabgrass and other yard weeds. EcoLife can easily extend its superior pre-emergent blends to your gardens, flower boxes and beds using our specially-formulated products, and EcoLife’s pricing is generally equivalent to what it would cost you to buy and apply pre-emergent yourself.

Having professional help is also nice when it comes to achieving proper distribution. EcoLife’s enhanced blend addresses the most prolific grassy and broad leaf weeds, with no tangible increase in costs over DIY. The time you save trying to get the treatments right with weather, temperatures and blends will be substantial, and you won’t need to buy and store any sprayers or equipment.

Right now is the time to declare war on those infuriating weeds if you want to win. By taking action now, you’ll only need to fight a few small battles throughout the summer to keep your gardens clean and clear and with a quick call to EcoLife, you’ll achieve great results the first time through. What will you be doing with the time you’ll save when you eliminate weed-pulling from your summer task list?

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