September brings cooler weather, and cooler weather brings cool weather weeds. Apply Fall pre-emergent now before cool-season grasses and weeds start to appear. A pre-emergent forms a barrier in the soil. That barrier prevents seeds from sprouting and growing. For the organic gardener, apply corn gluten meal at the rate of 20 lbs per. 1000 sq. ft. Corn gluten meal has a 9% nitrogen content which will help keep the lawn green. There are also several chemical pre-emergent herbicide options at all Russell Feed & Supply locations, such as Hi-Yield Weed and Grass Stopper with Dimension, Hi-Yield Crabgrass Control, Fertilome Broadleaf Weed Control with Gallery, Surflan XL 2G and more. All of these will work well if applied early before cool weather weeds and grasses start to sprout. Remember that any pre-emergent will stop all seeds from sprouting. So, do not apply where you will be overseeding your lawn or where gardens will be planted.
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