Here in the Sioux Falls, SD area, weeds can be a big issue for property owners throughout the year. While you may be familiar with the two most common types of weed control treatments, pre-emergent and post-emergent, you may be wondering if you need to use both of these treatments throughout the year. The short answer is yes - you need both pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatments to accomplish a weed-free lawn.

Pre-emergent treatments are applied to your entire lawn and they help to prevent weeds from sprouting. This treatment takes care of a lot of the weeds, but won't always stop them all. This is why you also need post-emergent treatments. Post-emergent treatments will take care of any existing weeds on your lawn. Using these treatments together can ensure that your lawn stays weed-free all year long!


How does pre-emergent weed control work?

Professional spraying pre-emergent weed control to lawn in Brandon, SD.

Pre-emergent weed control treatments, which are usually liquid, are sprayed on your lawn to prevent any new weeds from sprouting. It works by creating a barrier on your soil that newly germinated weeds can't penetrate. To ensure this type of weed control treatment is effective, it needs to be applied before the weeds start growing.

Some of the worst weeds in the Sioux Falls, SD area are quackgrass, wild violet, and ground ivy.


How does post-emergent weed control work?

Post emergent weed control treated being applied by a professional in Dakota City, NE.

Post-emergent weed control treatments eliminate weeds that have already sprouted on your lawn. These treatments are applied to the weed only, not the entire lawn, and work by sinking into the root system of the weed to kill it. While this weed control method is effective at eliminating weeds, it won't stop them from growing back. These treatments will need to be applied multiple times throughout the year to stay on top of weeds.


Achieve a weed-free lawn by utilizing both pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatments.

It is important to use pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatments together, throughout the year, to maintain a weed-free lawn. Weeds can impact the appearance and health of a lawn, which makes weed control an important lawn service. To get optimum results, utilizing both of these treatments throughout the year will keep the weeds at bay and keep your lawn looking great! Here are some of the reasons why you should combine pre-emergent and post-emergent treatments:

  • Pre-emergent treatments will take care of the weeds that have yet to sprout, effectively maintaining a barrier so that most weeds cannot grow past the soil.
  • Post-emergent treatments will take care of the few that get through the pre-emergent treatment and any existing weeds that are on your lawn.

Our weed control service includes both pre-emergent and post-emergent treatments. Call us today to schedule!

At Sharp Lawn Care, we have 17 years of experience in the lawn care industry, and we have the knowledge, tools, and experience to take care of your weed problems. We offer three different weed control packages; all of which include both pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatments. Weeds are an inconvenience and can impact your lawn's appearance and health, which is why it is so important that you sign up for our weed control service.

We offer our weed control service to commercial, HOA, and residential property owners in Sioux Falls, SD and surrounding areas such as Tea and Harrisburg. If you are in or around these areas, give us a call at (605) 251-6880. We also offer our services to property owners in the Sioux City, IA area. If you're in this area, you can call us at (712) 253-8024 to schedule our weed control treatments. We look forward to working with you to help you achieve a weed-free lawn.