Weed Preventer

Espoma Organic Weed Preventer Plus Lawn Food is made from 100% corn gluten meal. It helps prevent weed seed establishment and provides organic nitrogen that keeps lawns a deep green color longer than conventional lawn foods. Like all Espoma Organic products, no sludges or fillers are ever used. And because it’s made in our state-of-the-art solar powered manufacturing facility, consistency and quality are guaranteed.



  • Made from 100% Corn Gluten Meal
  • Prevents Common Weeds like Crabgrass and Dandelions
  • Provides Long Lasting Nitrogen for Deep Greening
  • Children & Pets Can Play on Lawn After Application

For use on:

For use on established lawns. Do NOT use when seeding a new lawn or over-seeding.

Established Gardens:  Can be used in vegetable gardens and in and around bedding plants, roses, shrubs and trees with established root systems.

  • Weeds Controlled:
    Black medic, black nightshade, buckhorn plantain, catchweed bedstraw, common lambsquaters, curly dock, dandelion, purslane, redroot pigweed, velvetleaf, annual bluegrass, barnyard grass, giant foxtail, green foxtail, large crabgrass, orchardgrass, quackgrass, shattercane, smooth crabgrass, wolly cupgrass, and yellow foxtail.

When to use:

Apply 2 times per year: Early Spring before weed seeds germinate, & early Fall

How much to use:

Application Rates:

  • Lawns:
    Weed Preventer for lawns: 20 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. covers up to 1,250 sq. ft.
    Feeding lawns: 10 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. covers up to 2,500 sq. ft.
  • Gardens:
    Apply 2 lbs. (6 cups) per 100 sq. ft.
    20 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. For best results repeat every 4-6 weeks.

How to apply:

Apply to a dry lawn that has recently been mowed. Use a drop or broadcast spreader and be certain to overlap slightly to prevent striping. Water lightly after the application if rain is not expected within 24 hours.

Spreader Weed Preventer Rate Covers up to 1,250 sq, ft. Feeding Rate Covers up to 2,500 sq. ft.
Scotts® Broadcast Spreaders 15 (2 Passes) 15
Scotts® Drop Spreaders 10 (2 Passes) 10
Earthway® Broadcast Spreaders 24 19
The above spreader settings will vary according to the rate of walk and the mechanical condition of the spreader.  Adjustment to the spreader setting may be required to apply the proper amount.

Established Gardens: Sprinkle evenly over the area.  Water lightly after application.

Available 25 lb. bags

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    Ultra fast Lime for quick greening, pelletized for easy application, safe around kids and pets

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25 lb.

Weed Preventer 25 lb.