How Pre Emergent Weed Control Can Save Your Lawn

pre emergent weed control

Pre emergent weed control mitigates the problem before it becomes too big to handle 


Your lawn is a living investment that deserves proper care. When it comes to weeds, prevention is key. With the right kind of herbicide for your lawn and proper timing and application, pre emergent weed control can save your lawn and keep it looking beautiful year after year. 


Borst Landscape & Design’s organic lawn care services are a safer way to keep your lawn and your family healthy. The Borst approach works with nature to manage your landscaping in a way that is simply better for your grass, better for your family, and better for your pets. And that means better peace of mind.

To learn more about our organic lawn care services, call Borst at (201) 581-8076 or reach out online.

What is pre emergent weed control?


As the name suggests, pre emergent herbicides help prevent weeds from appearing in the first place. Northern NJ lawns often require treatment in early spring to prevent crabgrass growth. Crabgrass is a very hardy weed and it grows and spreads rapidly. 


A pre emergent herbicide protects your grass before weeds have a chance to germinate by creating a barrier in the soil that blocks weeds from sprouting. 


There are selective and non-selective herbicides. Selective herbicides ensure no harm is done to other plant life in your landscape. At Borst, we use a natural, biological approach instead of hazardous sprays to keep your lawn healthy whenever possible, and only treat the affected area as needed.


It can be hard to get rid of weeds once they appear, so staying ahead with proper lawn care and pre emergent weed control can save you a lot of time and money. 

When is the best time to apply treatment? 


Although proper lawn care is required all year for best results, the specifics of lawn care maintenance in NJ change with the seasons and climate conditions. Pre emergent herbicides are applied in the spring and fall.


In the spring – it’s best to apply protection against spring and summer weeds while the ground temperature is still below 55 degrees. This ensures you treat weeds before they are able to enjoy ideal conditions for growth. 


In the fall – pre emergent weed control should be applied between August and November to fight cool-weather weeds. Our team has decades of experience caring for NJ lawns and we know exactly which herbicides have the highest effectiveness and how to time treatment correctly with aeration, fertilization, overseeding, and other fall lawn care

Full-Service organic lawn care you can trust 


If you are looking to set your lawn up for a strong comeback in the spring, Borst Landscape & Design is here to help. Our experienced team can help protect your yard giving you your dream space to relax, unwind, and entertain when warmer weather returns. 

Our organic lawn care program stresses natural aeration, root stimulation, natural thatch control, and the use of secondary micronutrients to improve the condition of your soil by promoting healthier and stronger root growth, leaving no room for weeds to take over. Healthy plants can effectively fight off pests and diseases, and that means organic lawn care services will cost you less in the long run. 

To learn more about our organic lawn care services, call Borst at (201) 581-8076 or reach out online.