Recently, homeowners have been fighting weeds – lots of weeds in their beds and turf! I have been told by many of you that you have followed all weed control recommendations and you still have weeds. It is hard to understand why all these weeds keep coming. Well, these weeds are in the soil. Your neighborhood was developed in a native area. There are many years of weed seed in your yard soil to keep giving you problems.
The common areas are also experiencing the same weed problems. Eventually, by following the schedule given below, your weed problem will become less and less and you will achieve control.
September 15 – Apply a pre-emergent weed control such as Preen or Halts.
February 15 - Apply a pre-emergent weed control such as Preen or Halts.
May 15 - Apply a pre-emergent weed control such as Preen or Halts.
Treat any breakthrough weeds with Weed Control for Southern Grasses.
Fertilize your turf and beds 4 times per year to encourage healthy, vigorous growth of your plant materials.
All the above materials can be purchased at a local garden store, Home Depot or Lowes.
Unfortunately, weeds are a problem in new developments but don’t give up!! You can win.