We’re at that point in spring when almost everything is in bloom and or leafing out and it sure is beautiful, isn’t it. Well as with our desirable ornamentals, the weeds are also starting to bloom and will soon go to seed! Don’t let that happen. The best way to not have weeds is to prevent them altogether! By controlling weeds while they are young or at least before they seed out, you will keep next years crop from appearing. You can control these unwanted pests by pulling, spraying, mowing……However you choose-do it soon! Eliminating weeds is also a good way to control insects, disease, and competition (weeds are competing with your desirables for water, sun, and nutrients!)
It’s never too late to apply pre emergent herbicides. They do have to be applied prior to germination so the ideal time is early spring, and fall. Now is the time when spurge will be showing up in almost every yard and garden and the best way to control it is to pre emerge and keep it from coming up at all. Dimension is one of the best controls for spurge and we try to keep it in stock. Save yourself a lot of time and trouble and apply it asap if you haven’t already.