A preemergence herbicide is an herbicide that is designed to control weeds by interfering with seedling emergence following germination. They are commonly referred to in the lawn care industry as "weed preventers," and essentially form a protective barrier on your lawn during critical seasons when weeds are most actively germinating. This fact sheet discusses the benefits of preemergence herbicides and factors to consider when selecting and applying an herbicide. Common herbicides are listed with tips about their use. (3 pages)
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Today Master Gardeners are active in all 50 U.S. States and eight Canadian provinces. The heart of the Texas Master Gardener program is the dedicated, passionate volunteers who are willing to share their knowledge with anyone interested. 2019 Edition.
Coastal communities prone to flooding may benefit from the implementation of green infrastructure. Green infrastructure can help mitigate the adverse effects of flood damage and promote water drainage. This publication presents several types of green infrastructure and their benefits. (2 Pages)
This manuscript will offer a new approach to understanding how native grasses grow-specifically the reproductive and growth methods of native perennial grasses and how that can help improve management decisions. Although experienced range managers can determine plant composition and forage density by just looking across a pasture, underground plant components are often overlooked. (8 pages)
This publication explains how rainwater harvesting landscape methods can save consumers money, reduce the demand for potable water, use water efficiently, and reduce flooding, erosion and surface water contamination.