Pre-emergents are used extensively in agriculture and commercial turf applications The new pre-emergents available for domestic use are a combination fertiliser and herbicide Pre-emergents won’t get rid of your current weeds but will help prevent any more
New for the Australian homeowner, a pre-emergent herbicide and fertiliser blend is now available to help prevent weed-seed germination in home lawns. Something that has long been available in commercial situations, this new pre-emergent herbicide product will give homeowners some added ‘kick-in-their-arsenal’ when it comes to tackling hard-to-manage-weeds; before they can get a chance to take-root and take-hold. These type of controls have been widely used overseas for many years and their use is well understood yet in Australia there is still some confusion on what they can and cannot control.
The idea of using a pre-emergent herbicide is to target weed seeds before they take hold by forming a barrier at soil level that affects the germination of any new seedlings. The new combination fertiliser and pre-emergent product provides an ideal mechanism to take the herbicide to just under the soil and the fertiliser helps give a quick boost to your lawn. Controlling both broadleaf and annual grass-type weeds, the pre-emergent herbicide works by stopping any new seedings in their tracks – yet won’t inhibit any root growth of your established turf. The herbicide active ingredient has a residual effect for around three months, so is ideal to apply seasonally to coincide with the different weed types throughout the year. It’s a lawn care practice that will take some time to get used to as there won’t be any results in applying to already weedy lawns – it will only prevent any new ones from forming. So, it’s a use beforehand type of remedy and if you’ve got a lawn full of weeds now then try and use a control now to get them under control and then look at applying the pre-emergent on a regular basis to keep them under control. Keep in mind however, that keeping a good performing lawn in good condition through regular maintenance and fertilisation will help keep weeds at bay and is a better option than trying to control weeds by spraying all the time. Lawn Solutions OxaFert Herbicide & Fertiliser is a pre-emergent herbicide for control of many annual grasses and broad-leaf weeds in warm season turf.
Lawn Solutions OxaFert is registered for use in a variety of recreational turf situations including lawns (domestic & commercial) sports fields, fairways and golf tees. Lawn Solutions OxaFert Herbicide & Fertiliser is a convenient ready to use formulation for the pre-emergent control of certain annual weeds in turf and also for fertilisation of turf where nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are required. The product should only be used when both functions are required. The product should be applied dry with a hand spreader or similar and to control weeds the application must be made before weeds have begun to germinate. The blend needs to be watered-in by irrigating with 10mm of sprinkler water after application and if longer pre-emergent control is required a repeat application should be made 7-10 weeks after initial application. Ensure you read the product label prior to application for purchase visit our Lawn Store