Here are some of the best pre-emergent herbicide sprays available. I did a little research and found that they are made by several companies such as Garden of Life, Broad Leaf, Garden Route, and others. Having so many herbicides out there, which ones do you think would be the best? Not only should they be effective but should also be safe and economical.
Here are some of my findings based on my own personal testing of several different brands of herbs. The following list is not in any particular order: First, what is the best pre-emergent herbicide for me? Second, which is the best pre-emergent herbicide for my grass? Third, is there a better pre-emergent herbicide for tall weeds than others? Lastly, is there a better pre-emergent herbicide for black weeds than others?
When I say ‘best,’ I mean that they are all effective and have minimal side effects. That’s not to say that some aren’t great! I like to use a mixture of several in the spring before we plant our garden. Here are my findings when I tested some of the best pre-emergent herbicides for me.
First off, I would like to mention that the brand name of each product I tested varied. In general, I felt that Lithospermum (the lightest in smell and texture) worked best for me. Garden Route’s Repellent and Invigorator put me in the safe range, but I would not want to use them on turf. They also offer a highly recommend option, which is their New Nature’s Miracle. On the other hand, Suboxone was the strongest smelling herbicide and the most effective on turf and tall weeds (and by tall weeds, I mean huge).
So, what were some of the best things I found when testing some of the best herbicide on grasses? Well, perhaps the best discovery was how easy the herbicide was to apply. It seemed that it didn’t require much effort to get the grass blades down. I also appreciated how it seemed to kill the broadleaf as well as the greenery on the ground below (I was looking for the greenery around the edge of the turf, not near the grass).
When I was shopping around for an herbicide for my lawn, I read that one of the best things you could do to make your job easier is to use a pre-emergant, or a quick-acting herbicide in early spring. My experience with some herbicides ended up being different from what others reported. As a matter of fact, we did have one of the best pre-emergent herbicide treatments on our lawn. But my late summer testing indicated that it had limited effectiveness on my tall weeds. In fact, I was able to push these out by early fall.
This led me to search for an alternative to my previous choice, which was the liquid weed control. In my case, the best alternative would have been a grass herbicide. What I noticed about the grass herbicide brands I tested was how quickly they worked. The active ingredient in many of these brands – like Quick Weed and Stover Herbs – worked quickly, even in early spring. In fact, many of them became dormant in the soil before I even applied them. This meant that my grass would be getting the benefit of the herbicide without me having to work on applying it.
While I still recommend pre emergent weed and grub removal using a pre-emergenic herbicide treatment designed for this type of application, I am also now using a grass preventer herbicide in lieu of my earlier choice. This grass preventer brand has become very popular with my customers. I see weed growth in my yard all year round, instead of just during the spring and summer months. I have saved a lot of money using this grass preventer herbicide as opposed to my liquid and ground applications.