When to Apply Fall Lawn Pre Emergents

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When to Apply Fall Lawn Pre Emergents

Doc shares some tricks and tips for fall lawn pre emergents and applications. It is critical to understand your lawn and soil conditions before applying your fall preemergent.  Doc discusses how soil saturation impacts these applications and the best time to apply.

Fall Pre Emergent Video

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GreenShocker Fast Acting Granular

GreenShocker is a granular, all fast release, fertilizer supplement. 

PGF Balance 10-10-10 

A professional grade 10-10-10 with tiny particles, micro nutrients, and iron. 

Granular Pre-Emergent in DG Particles

Liquid Pre Emergent for Lawns

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PGF Complete 16-4-8 Lawn Fertilizer

This is the main fertilizer for ALL lawns during the growing season.  Warm season and cool season lawns. 

Should be applied to ALL LAWNS and can be applied as heavy and as often as you like.  It contains NOTHING that can hurt your lawn and is 50/50 mix of biochar and humic acid. 

Flower and Veggie Garden Compost Booster

DirtBooster helps you make super compost in only a few days. 

Granular Pre-Emergent in DG Particles

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Killing Grubs in the lawn

Preventative products should be used in the late summer.  Killing products work best in the spring. The product below can be applied anytime of the year to kill grubs. 

Super Juice Lawn Supplement and Bio-Stimulant

Lawn Hose End Spray Bottles

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Microbe and Good Fungus Booster


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9 months ago

So, newly sodded lawn at end of June in upstate SC. Sounds like I could consider a pre-emergent treatment in the dead of winter, would I then repeat in early April, or wait? Love the advice here…have been on fescue my entire life until this summer so I have tons to learn!

Gale Kiersey
Gale Kiersey
9 months ago

I live in southern California, Orange County to be exact.
My question is since our weather conditions are drastically different than the conditions found in George, what adjustment if any would I have to make to what you provide in your video’s. Or perhaps you could make a video to address growing Bermuda grass in southern California?

Mickey Atkins
Mickey Atkins
9 months ago


Thanks so much for the fall lawn preemergent video. I did a poor job last year in this area and I have been plagued by Nutsedge. I have also struggled with other weeds this summer, so I am planning on doing the 2-step process this fall starting this weekend (South Carolina). One question: I know how you hate applying negatives, but when I do apply the dimension with Super Juice, could I benefit by including Image at the same time or am I too late? Again, thanks for everything you do for us.

Rusty Wise
Rusty Wise
9 months ago

Will the Green Shocker help repair army worm damage? I cut my grass at 5/8″ and up to my army worm invasion my grass looked awesome…even after hard cuts. Now it’s like I’m fully cutting all of the green off. Should I just let it be or hard cut a notch down at this point? Upstate SC.

Ted Graham
Ted Graham
8 months ago

I have 2.5 acres of lawn that is not under sprinkler irrigation. I depend solely on rain, I’m beginning following your plans for lawn care. How do you suggest applying pre-emergent to and we are extremely dry. Also I purchased a 3/4 zero G hose and need to get warranty as it split? Can you help with who to contact on hose.
Thank you,