Fall Pre-emergent Herbicide for Winter Weed Control

- Tuesday, September 28, 2010

As fall arrives, most people forget about their lawns as the growing season winds down and we tend to turn our attention to other activities.  Warm-season grasses begin slowing down as the temperatures decrease and the natural tendency is to forget about your lawn.  There are however, a couple of things your lawn needs before it goes into dormancy.

Grasses such as St. Augustine, Bermuda, Zoysia, and Centipede benefit from a high potassium fertilizer with a pre-emergent herbicide.  The potassium helps prepare these grasses for cooler weather while the pre-emergent herbicide will prevent winter annual weeds from germinating.  W.P. Law Inc. stocks a 0-0-15 fertilizer with Barricade® pre-emergent herbicide that will accomplish both tasks with one simple application.

Barricade® pre-emergent herbicide prevents cool-season annual weeds that germinate in the fall by creating a chemical barrier across your lawn.  Cool-season annual weeds such as annual bluegrass, chickweed, carolina geranium, henbit, and purple deadnettle can be prevented by applying Barricade® pre-emergent herbicide to your lawn.

Barricade® pre-emergent herbicide is available in a granular form that can be applied with a regular rotary fertilizer spreader.   Once applied, Barricade® pre-emergent herbicide should be watered in with a 1/2" of water to help move the fertilizer and pre-emergent herbicide into the root zone. 

Pre-emergent herbicides are the easiest way to manage unwanted weeds in your lawn.  Many people fight unwanted weeds in the spring time of the year.  Often, if they had used a pre-emergent herbicide in the fall, they could have prevented the weeds that are maturing in spring.  Once weeds have had a chance to mature, eradicating them becomes much more difficult. 

The old adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" could not be more appropriate when trying to get the upper hand on weed control for your lawn. 

For more information on pre-emergent herbicides and their application, view the fertilizer programs at
Fertilizer programs are available for various grass types including Centipede, St. Augustine, Bermuda, Fescue, and Zoysia. 

 Now is the time to put your warm-season lawn to rest for the winter by applying a 0-0-15 fertilizer with Barricade® preventative weed control.  For more information contact your local W.P. Law Inc. store located throughout South Carolina.

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