Solutions for Early Spring Broadleaf Weeds
In early spring, broadleaf weeds can have a significant impact on the health of your lawn. With the onset of warmer weather and longer days, many broadleaf weeds start to emerge from the ground and grow rapidly. This poses a major challenge for professionals who strive to maintain lush, healthy lawns, as broadleaf weeds can easily outcompete grass for essential resources and nutrients.
Soil temperature is one of the key factors that determines the emergence and growth of broadleaf weeds in the early spring. Most broadleaf weeds require a minimum soil temperature of 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F) to germinate and begin immediate growth. As soil temperatures rise in the spring, a large number of broadleaf weeds will develop and thrive, putting your turf at risk.
Although landscape and lawn care professionals typically focus on preventing the emergence of grassy weeds with pre-emergent weed control, it is important to consider the possibility that in years with mild winter temperatures and rapidly rising soil temperatures, broadleaf weeds may emerge earlier than usual, even before grassy weeds. If broadleaf weeds develop quicker than expected and go unnoticed or untreated, turf health can be detrimentally impacted and difficult to recover the rest of the season.
ProScape Pre + Post products offer a comprehensive solution for controlling both broadleaf and grassy weeds when the season breaks early. These products combine high-performance fertilizer components, preventative pre-emergent herbicides like Dimension, and curative post-emergent weed control agents in a single formulation. All ProScape Pre + Post products contain MESA, LebanonTurf’s industry leading proprietary nitrogen technology that promotes quick green-up without causing surge growth. This makes it easy to maintain a lush, healthy and weed free lawn even in the face of early season broadleaf and grassy weed emergence.