Why You Should Use Pre-Emergent Weed Spray in the Summer

27 Jun '24

Pre-emergent weed spray.

Keeping a lawn or garden in good condition during the summer is no easy feat, particularly when weeds are involved. 

Pre-emergent weed spray is an important tool in the fight against weeds since it kills weed seeds before they germinate and spread across your yard.

Benefits of Using Pre-Emergent Weed Spray

Pre-emergent weed spray works by creating a chemical barrier on top of the soil to prevent weed seeds from germinating. 

Taking this precautionary step significantly slows the spread of popular weeds like dandelions and crabgrass, making your yard and garden much healthier.

Importance of Timing

Applying pre-emergent  weed sprays before weed seeds develop guarantees that the chemical barrier can successfully limit their growth; hence, timing is of the essence. 

The spray is most effective when used in the summer, just before the monsoon rains start. 

Impact of Monsoon Rains

Monsoon rains create optimal conditions for weeds to grow, which can lead to a sudden surge of unwanted plants. 

By timing the application of the pre-emergent weed spray before the onset of these rains, you can keep the seeds from sprouting even after the rains stop, which will help maintain the integrity of your garden or lawn. 

Lawn in Arizona.


Application Tips

These application techniques will help you get the most out of pre-emergent weed spray: 

  • For optimal effects, use the spray just before the expected monsoon rains. 

  • Follow the manufacturer's directions to the letter to guarantee uniform coverage.  

  • Be sure to follow all safety measures, including wearing protective clothing and avoiding the treated areas until it's safe to do so. 


Using a pre-emergent weed spray is an excellent way to help keep your yard healthy and beautiful, but only if you time the application right. When applied right before the monsoon season, you'll achieve the best results. 

To make life easier, give Custom Weed & Pest Control a call and we’ll spray pre-emergent for you. You can also contact us via our website.

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