D&L Luscious Lawns – Step 7

Stop Winter Weeds Now with Pre-Emergent

Timing is everything – especially when it comes to pre-emergent.  These products work by addressing the weeds in the ground before they even have a chance to germinate. This is why it’s so important to apply them at the right time.  If the plants have already germinated the pre-emergent will not work.  Your 3rd pre-emergent application should be made at the end of August/first of September.  If you get too late into September you’ve missed the window of effectiveness.  

Hi-Yield’s Turf & Ornament Weed & Grass Stopper with Dimension will control cool-season grassy weeds – most notably poa annua.  Fertilome’s Broadleaf Weed Control with Gallery will prevent clover, dandelion, henbit & other broadleafed cool-season weeds.   

Both products should be spread with a broadcast spreader and watered in.  You can apply both products the same day, but you’ll want to do them sequentially, not mixed together.   

hiyield weed & grass stopper with dimension
HiYield Turf & Ornamental Weed & Grass Stopper with Dimension
fertilome broadleaf weed control with gallery
Ferti-Lome Broadleaf Weed Control with Gallery

D&L Luscious Lawns – Step 2

Spring Weed Control

The weeds you’re (maybe) seeing now are cool season weeds that could have been prevented by your fall (September) application of pre-emergent. It’s best to get those under control as quickly as possible to give your yard the best chance at a great summer. The best way to keep a weed free lawn is by having healthy soil for grass to thrive. Spring weed control can be tricky, though, as many commercial weed control products need temperatures of 70+ to work. 


Ferti-Lome’s Weed Free Zone is an exception.  It controls over 80 of the toughest broad-leaf weeds and can work in temperatures as low as 45 degrees.  Weed Free Zone is safe to use on Bermuda, St. Augustine, Ryegrass and Fescue.  

D&L Luscious Lawns – Step 1

Now Is The Time To Apply Pre-Emergent Weed Control

Pre-emergent weed control works by preventing weed seeds from germinating.  For the most effective year-round control it is best to apply it 3-times a year (spring, early summer & fall).  Hi-Yield Turf & Ornamental Weed & Grass Stopper is our go-to.

  • 1 35 lb bag covers 8,000+ sq. ft.
    • Apply 4 lbs/1,000 sq. ft. using a broadcast spreader
      • Setting 16 on Earthway spreaders
      • Water in for best results
  • Safe to use near trees, flower beds & shrubs
  • Controls weeds for 3+ months

Looking to stay organic?  Microlife Humates Plus is for you!

Microlife Humates Plus 0-0-4 is loaded with minerals, microorganisms and carbon.  An early application will set the stage for year-round success in your yard.

  • Apply 5-10 lbs/1,000 sq. ft. using a broadcast spreader
    • Water in for best results
  • Loosens clay soils and helps reduce the amount of watering needed
  • Adds tons of essential microbes to build healthy soil

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Weed Free Yard – Step 3

Use ferti-lome Green Maker to feed your yard for up to 90 days

Step 3 to a beautiful weed-free yard is to use ferti-lome Green Maker to fertilize for your first of 3 applications during the season.  It is specifically designed for alkaline soils like we have in North Texas and offers slow-release benefits to feed for up to 90 days.  This will help eliminate unhealthy surge growth and the added iron offers quick green-up.

Apply with a broadcast spreader, generally just under half open, but check the instructions.  One bag will cover 7,200 square feet. If you get some on your concrete areas you’ll want to sweep it off so it doesn’t stain.  After you’ve spread it, water it in.  Lush, healthy grass will help keep weeds at bay!


More info at ferti-lome’s website

green maker yard fertilizer

Weed Free Yard – Step 2

Use ferti-lome Weed Free Zone to control 80+ of the toughest weeds

Step 2 to a weed-free yard is to use ferti-lome Weed Free Zone to control weeds that are visible (step 1 is to use pre-emergent weed control, 3 times per season).  Weed Free Zone controls over 80 of the toughest-to-control broadleaf weeds including Clover, Ground Ivy, Spurge, Chickweed, Dandelion, Henbit, Oxalis, Poison Ivy, Purslane, Shepherds Purse, Thistle, Virginia Buttonweed, Wild Onion and many others.  It is safe to apply to Bermuda grass, Fescue, St. Augustine, Ryegrass and more.

Apply using a pump-up or hose-end sprayer at the rate of 1.5-2 oz per gallon of water.  It is best to apply approximately 2 days after mowing when weeds are young and fleshy.

Weed Free Zone is available in a variety of sizes: 16 oz, 32 oz, gallon, 32 oz RTU, 32 oz hose-end.

More info at ferti-lome’s website