Now is the best time to apply winter pre-emergents and fertilizers to your lawn. At Foreman’s General Store, we recommend using pre-emergent weed control products such as Hi-Yield Turf & Ornamental Weed and Grass Stopper containing Dimension or Fertilome’s Broadleaf Weed Control with Gallery. These chemicals will stop and control unwanted weeds and grasses if applied at the correct time of the season.
For organic lawn care, apply Nature’s Guide Corn Gluten Meal or Corn Gluten Meal Granules now to help stop those unwanted weeds and grasses. Nature’s Guide Corn Gluten Meal or Granules should be applied at the rate of 20 lbs per 1000 sq. ft. and should also be applied in early September. All of these recommended pre-emergents will not cause harm to any established lawns, trees, shrubs or flowers. This means any plant with an established root system (including weeds) will not be affected by a pre-emergent treatment. Don’t apply a pre-emergent now if you have plans to overseed your lawn with rye grass or fescue seeds. The pre-emergent will prevent rye, fescue and other grass seeds from sprouting.
You should also apply fertilizer around this time especially if using organic fertilizers such as Nature’s Guard 4-3-2 or 9-2-2. For the conventional fertilizers, we suggest waiting until the daytime where the temperatures are generally the highest each day, but do not apply in the rain regardless of daytime or not. As always read and follow the label directions.
- Dimension 12 pound bag for $12.99
- Dimension 35 pound bag for $35.99
- Gallery 10 pound bag for $22.99
Stop by Foreman’s General Store and we can help recommend the right pre-emergents and fertilizers to meet your needs.