Control Winter Lawn Weeds NOW!
Are weeds taking over your lawn?
Control winter annuals BEFORE they germinate!
For cool-season turfgrasses, September is a perfect time to apply pre-emergent herbicides to control annual bluegrass (Poa annua) and other winter annual weeds such as henbit, chickweed, and geranium.
- Keep in mind that pre-emergent herbicides will also prevent the germination of grass seed, so do not apply near newly seeded patches of turf.
Control actively growing lawn weeds now!
Since many broadleaf weeds, such as dandelion, various clovers, and plantain, show a new burst of growth in the fall, now is a great time to zap them with a post-emergent broadleaf herbicide.
In the fall, perennials (including perennial weeds) begin to prepare for winter by moving nutrients and stored starches from their leaves into their roots. Spraying systemic herbicides at this time means that these chemicals also get transported down to the roots more effectively! Since the grass is still actively growing, it will quickly fill in the bare spots.
Andre recommends the following products for broadleaf weed control in the fall. These products contain both a pre-emergent and post-emergent control for many common lawn weeds:
- Bonide Weed Beater Complete or Weed Beater Complete with Fertilizer
- Bayer Advanced Season Long Weed Control for Lawns or Southern Season Long Weed Control
Read the label before applying any pesticide!