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Natural Weed Control: Corn Gluten Meal

Corn Gluten Meal

Corn Gluten Meal

Spring is right around the corner, and with it comes the emergence of those pesky spring weeds poking up in your lawn. That’s the time to call the lawn care company and have them cover your lawn in chemicals to kill the dandelions, right? Not necessarily…  Did you know that corn gluten meal can be used as a pre-emergent herbicide to prevent the growth of these pest plants?  When applied at the proper time, corn gluten meal prevents the growth of weed seed, so pest plants have no chance to emerge and take root in your lawn. Get the dandelions before they get you.

Studies at Iowa State University have shown corn gluten meal to be an effective preventative against small seeded annual weeds. Proteins within the corn gluten meal inhibit root formation of germinated seeds, killing the newly emerged roots fibers before they get established. At 10% nitrogen, corn gluten meal also provides an excellent source of slow release nutrition, making your turfgrass more lush and competitive against weeds.
Now is the time to apply, and we have the perfect product: Concern Weed Prevention Plus.  This slow release lawn food is derived from corn gluten meal,bone meal, and potassium sulfate and provides not only needed springtime nutrition for your turf grass, but also has the benefit of being a pre-emergent herbicide. Granulated and spreader-ready, an application of 15 lbs per sq. ft in early spring and again in late summer provides continued control of germinating annual weeds such as Dandelions, Smooth Crabgrass, Clover, Purslane, Pigweed, Plantain, and more!
Weed Prevention Plus can also be used to control annual weeds in and around flowers, roses, bulbs, and shrubs. Work 20 lbs per 1000 sq. ft. into top 2 inches of soil and water in to activate.
Do not apply Weed Prevention Plus to newly seeded lawns until after first mowing. Do not reseed treated areas for a minimum of six weeks following initial application.
Come in the shop and let us tell you how this awesome all-natural product can help beautify your lawn and landscape.