Weed Control

As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. One of the best ways to thwart weeds is by applying a pre-emergent weed killer. A pre-emergent is an herbicide that kills weeds before they even have a chance to sprout. The first step in weed prevention is to identify which kinds of weeds are likely to invade your lawn. Lawn weeds are generally broken down into two groups: Grassy Weeds and Broadleaf Weeds.

 

Grassy Weeds are nothing more than types of grasses that you don’t want in your lawn or flower beds. They can be either annual grasses like crabgrass or perennial grasses like fescue. An easy way to tell which kind of weed grass you have is to observe when it turns green. Perennial grass will green up early, at the same time as the rest of your lawn. Annual grass won’t appear until later in the season, around May.

 

Broadleaf Weeds are all other weeds that are not grasses. They are usually easy to spot, as they’re wide leaves stand out against they narrow leaves of grass. Broadleaf weeds include repeat offenders like dandelions, chickweed and spurge.

 

At O'Toole's Garden Centers we have a number of preventative products that will make sure that the only thing growing in your yard is stuff that you want growing in your yard.

Bio Advanced

Season Long Weed Control

Bayer Season Long not only kills tough broadleaf lawn weeds like dandelions, it also prevents new weeds from sprouting for up to 6 months. Apply in spring for a beautiful lawn all summer long.  Season Long provides both pre- and post-emergent control of both grassy and broadleaf weeds including dandelions, crabgrass, chickweed and clover. Systematic action from the leaves down and the roots up inhibits cell division and disrupts photosynthesis.

All in One Lawn Weed and Crabgrass Killer

All in One is a selective lawn weed killer that controls 100 of the toughest lawn weeds including dandelions, bindweed and crabgrass. It kills the weeds down to the root, but won’t harm your grass. Kleen-Up contains Glysophate, a fast-acting broad spectrum herbicide that kills all green plants down to the root. Use for fast-acting weed control around walks, driveways, patios and gardens.

DuraZone

DuraZone is a non-selective weed killer and preventer.  Not only does it kill weeds and grasses on contact, but it also creates a weed prevention barrier that continues working for up to 6 months everywhere you spray.  For use on driveways, sidewalks, patios, along fences and foundations, deck posts, stepping stones and around walkways or mulched areas.  DuraZone is not for use on lawns.  
 

Preen

Preen

Preen Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer is a great organic way to prevent weeds in fruit, vegetable, herb or landscape beds.  Preen Vegetable Garden is a 100% organic corn gluten meal.  Proteins in the corn gluten stop root formation in new seeds, killing the weed before they can sprout.  It’s safe to use around any established edibles up to the day of harvest.  Preen Vegetable Garden can be applied anytime of the season.  For the best protection apply it early, and then reapply every 4 to 6 weeks. 

Bonide

Bonide Weed Beater Complete
Weed Beater

Weed Beater provides both pre- and post-emergent control of both grassy and broadleaf weeds including dandelions, crabgrass, chickweed and clover. Systematic action from the leaves down and the roots up inhibits cell division and disrupts photosynthesis. Top Soil is great all-purpose fill dirt. It can be used for filling in low spots in the garden, correcting lawn grades or building up raised beds.

Bonide KleenUp Variety
Kleen Up

Kleen-Up contains Glysophate, a fast-acting broad spectrum herbicide that kills all green plants down to the root. Use for fast-acting weed control around walks, driveways, patios and gardens. Top Soil is great all-purpose fill dirt. It can be used for filling in low spots in the garden, correcting lawn grades or building up raised beds.