In the fall people normally think about leaf clean-ups, pruning, and maybe aerating and seeding their lawns depending on the type of grass. In general, we recommend adding a herbicide treatment to your lawn in the fall, as it is the best way to prevent spring weeds from germinating. In this article, we’ll expand on that idea and share more information on why spraying your lawn in the fall is a great approach.
Why Spraying Your Lawn in Fall is a Great Idea
The main reason why the fall is the best time to spray your lawn with herbicides is that doing so allows you to compromise the root systems of the weeds in your lawn. By targeting the root systems, your fall herbicide application will be incredibly effective for killing unwanted plants.
By contrast, spraying your lawn in the summer is more likely to kill the above-ground portions of your weeds. This often produces a satisfying effect in which the leaves and stems of your weeds will shrivel and die before your eyes. However, it is not as effective for preventing future weed growth.
Spraying in the fall does not provide the satisfaction of watching your weeds die before your eyes. However, it does make it far more difficult for your weeds to germinate, meaning that you’ll see fewer undesirable plants appearing in the following spring season.
Additionally, spraying your lawn in the fall is the more convenient option. The reason for that convenience is that you can apply your herbicide at the same time that you perform your fall seeding. By combining both of those essential lawn care tasks, you can save time during your fall lawn care routine.
When to Apply Herbicides to Your Lawn in the Fall
You now know that the fall season is the best time to apply herbicide to your lawn. However, it is also crucial to note that not all times during the fall are equally advantageous for herbicide application. Instead, you should wait for a few key factors to be in place before you spray.
Mainly, you’ll want to spray your lawn on a sunny day when there is no rain in the forecast for the following day. Choosing to spray when the weather is right will make your herbicide application all the more effective in the long run. When it comes to which month to spray your lawn, September and October are often best.
Other Times of Year to Spray a Lawn
Although spraying your lawn in the fall is an excellent choice, there are other times during the year that you can apply herbicide. As it turns out, the spring is also a viable time in which you can spray your lawn with herbicide.
The reason why spring and fall are the best times of year to perform herbicide applications is that your lawn will be in a stage of active growth, meaning that it will be less likely to receive damage from the herbicide itself. During winter and summer, your lawn will be in a dormant growth period, meaning that spraying is not advisable. However, when in doubt, you can rest assured that spraying your lawn in the fall is a smart option.
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