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Pre-Emergent Herbicides are an excellent tool at preventing crabgrass, weeds and undesirable plants from ever becoming an eyesore on your property. Most pre-emergents that are safe for use on turf are focused on preventing the germination of crabgrass and not weeds, so it’s good to understand what pre-emergent crabgrass contols (crabgrass, grass, a few other weeds) and won’t (broadleaf weeds, nutsedge) be able to prevent. Realize that when applying a pre-emergent, it will usually stop grass seed from growing as well, so apply pre-emergents in early spring in non-seeded areas for the best results in preventing crabgrass in your lawn. If you MUST seed in the spring, consider a pre-emergent with the active ingredient Mesotrione as it is safe for seeding. To prevent broadleaf weeds from growing in your lawn, the only great option is Gallery 75 DF, but Gallery doesn’t treat crabgrass, so realize you need to apply a crabgrass pre-emergent as well if using Gallery. Finally, there are pre-emergents listed below that HARMFUL to grass, but excellent at preventing plants, weeds AND grass included, in bare ground areas like mulch in landscape beds, along buildings, roadways and more. Whether your focus is on how to prevent crabgrass or weeds in your lawn of how to prevent anything from growing in your stone driveway we’ve got excellent options.
Barricade 4FL is a pre-emergent herbicide for prevention of crabgrass, goosegrass, and over 20 other weeds including spurge. When applied in early spring before seed germination, Barricade can provide season long crabgrass control to well established turf.