In Iowa, weeds are a consistent factor in our lawn's health, competing against our turf for nutrients, growing space, and other resources. Pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control are both highly effective treatments, but do you need both? The simple answer is yes! Pre-emergent treatments prevent a majority of weeds from sprouting up through the soil, making it essential in spring to get ahead of most weed growth. Post-emergent weed control comes into play for any weeds that slipped through the pre-emergent barrier. You'll want to apply pre-emergent once in spring and post-emergent multiple times throughout the year as needed to keep the weed population in check. With both pre- and post-emergent treatments on your side, your lawn will be able to thrive unhindered by a weed takeover!

Pre-emergent weed control will prevent a majority of newly germinated weed seeds from sprouting.

Sprouting weed from lawn in Clive, IA.

As the saying goes, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." That's the motto for pre-emergent weed control. Pre-emergent treatments create a protective barrier across the soil of your lawn that will block a majority of newly germinated weed seeds from sprouting up. That means they'll never gain significant access to the resources they need to grow and set roots, keeping them from gaining a foothold on your lawn! Pre-emergent weed control is essential to apply in the spring to get ahead of weeds, eliminating most of the weeds that are threatening your lawn.

Pre-emergent weed control eliminates most weeds at their earliest stage of growth, so you won't even see them!

Post-emergent weed control treatments will eliminate weeds that slip through the pre-emergent barrier.

While pre-emergent treatments are extremely effective, some weeds may still slip through the barrier – and that's where post-emergent weed control steps in. These applications will clean up any weeds that poke up in the lawn, eliminating them before they can get too comfortable. It's imperative to use post-emergent weed control as some weeds are resistant to pre-emergent treatments, such as the wild violet we see commonly in our area. Without post-emergent, these weeds may sneak past your guards and establish themselves among your turf!

Pre-emergent is applied once in spring and post-emergent should be applied multiple times throughout the year.

Professional applying post emergent weed control treatment to lawn in Pleasant Hill, IA.

Both pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments are essential to any proper lawn care routine. Pre-emergent will need to be applied once in the spring to prevent a majority of weed growth that comes with the warmer weather. After that point, you can turn to post-emergent for your weed control needs! You'll want to apply post-emergent multiple times throughout the year as you see weeds sprouting on your lawn to keep the weed population in check. With both of these treatments working hard, your turf will not have to compete for the essential nutrients to fuel healthy growth and develop into a lush, thick lawn!

We can combat weeds for you. Call us today to schedule your pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments!

At A+ Lawn & Landscape, we pride ourselves on combating weeds so that lawns can reach their true potential. We know what turf can become when it has resources all to itself, and we love giving that gift to our clients via our highly effective weed control treatments! We've developed a weed control program that combines pre- and post-emergent treatments to fortify your lawn from every side. Our team will perform six applications throughout the year to make sure these defenses never waver! Our weed control services are available to commercial and residential property owners in Des Moines, IA and nearby areas like West Des Moines and Ankeny. If you're in the area and ready to say goodbye to your weed issues, get in touch with our office today by calling (515) 289-2020 to schedule our weed control service.