When do I apply pre-emergent weed killer in Zone 9?
Heavy clay in soil; does this contribute to weeds?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
I'd say that right now is your perfect window for applying pre-emergents! The clay doesn't, necessarily, contribute to weeds, but it doesn't help things out either.
There are ways to amend the clay soil to help it to be better suited for planting, though. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/how-to-improve-clay-soil.htm