If you want to prevent crabgrass, kill all the weeds you see (and those you don't), and fertilize your lawn, then you may have been recommended Scotts Turf Scotts 4 Step Lawn Care – Step 2: Turf Builder Weed & Feed Turf Builder Weed & Feed kills weeds that already exist in your lawn and feeds the lawn for up to 2 months. A new and improved formula Scotts Lawn & Garden Care Turn your lawn into the jewel of the neighborhood, with a little help from Scotts. Shop the quality products from Scotts that your lawn & garden need to flourish this
When Can I Seed After Using Scotts Triple Action?
If you want to prevent crabgrass, kill all the weeds you see (and those you don’t), and fertilize your lawn, then you may have been recommended Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action.
This 3-in-1 formula is a favorite among every homeowner and gardener that I know.
And while there are instructions on the bag, there is one thing that is not clear for most users.
The question is how soon can you seed after applying Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action?
You must wait 4 months after using Scotts Triple Action before seeding, according to Scotts.
Keep reading to learn more.
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How To Use Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action
The best time to apply Scotts Triple Action to your lawn is before you start seeing that annoying crabgrass sprouting up.
Or, after you start to notice dandelions appearing on your lawn.
However, you must wait until the outdoor temperature is ideal.
For application in the spring, you should apply Scotts Triple Action when the temperature is between 60F and 80F.
The lawn MUST be went from dew or watering before applying Scotts Triple Action to help the particles adhere to weed leaves.
After 24 hours have passed, you need to water the lawn to wash particles onto the soil.
Do not allow people and pets to re-enter the treated area until dusts have settled.
For best results, apply using a Scotts spreader.
Be sure to apply before the 3rd or 4th mowing of the year.
A fall application may be made to control fall-germinating winter weeds and cool season perennial weeds such as dandelion and clover.
On Bahiagrass and Centipedegrass lawns, wait until after the 2nd mowing of the year but DO NOT treat before mid-March.
In the fall, DO NOT treat Centipedegrass after the 1st of October and DO NOT treat Bahiagrass after the 1st of November.
Note that Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action is designed for use on Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Tall and Fine Fescue, Bermudagrass, Centipedegrass, Bahiagrass, and Zoysiagrass.
WHERE NOT TO USE
– Do not apply to newly seeded or sodded areas until after the 4th mowing.
– Do not seed, sod, rake or aerate for 4 months after application.
– Wait 5 months before applying the product on newly sprigged areas.
How Often To Apply Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action
Do not apply Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action to your lawn more than twice a year.
Be sure to allow at least 2 months between applications of this product.
Potential Problems Using Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action
You should know that there is the potential for problems when applying Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action to your lawn.
Under certain conditions, temporary discoloration may occur on Bermudagrass, Bahiagrass, Centipedegrass, and Zoysiagrass lawns.
Do not use on St. Augustinegrass (including Floratam), Dichondra, Lippa, Carpetgrass, or Bentgrass because it is not designed for that purpose.
To protect the environment, do not allow product to enter or run off into storm drains, gutters, sewers or drainage ditches.
Also note that after application, new weeds will sprout up white.
Bleaching like this is common and goes away after the first couple of cuts.
About Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action
Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action provides three benefits in one bag.
This 3-in-1 formula kills and prevents weeds, all while feeding and strengthening your lawn.
It kills broadleaf weeds, including dandelions and clover, and prevents crabgrass for up to 4 months.
It also prevents other listed grassy weeds, including barnyardgrass, fall panicum, foxtail, and annual bluegrass.
Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action can be applied to Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Tall Fescue, Fine Fescue, Bermudagrass, Bahiagrass, Centipedegrass, and Zoysiagrass.
As you can see, you should wait 4 months to seed after applying Scotts Triple Action to your lawn.
You should not apply to newly seeded or sodded areas until after the fourth mowing.
And, wait five months before applying the product on newly sprigged areas.
Scotts 4 Step Lawn Care – Step 2: Turf Builder Weed & Feed
Turf Builder Weed & Feed kills weeds that already exist in your lawn and feeds the lawn for up to 2 months. A new and improved formula means that you’ll get up to 2X more powerful dandelion and clover control!
How to use?
1) Check the Weather: If rain is in the forecast in the next 24 hours, apply another day. Rain can wash the particles off of weed leaves before it has a chance to work properly.
2) Fill and Set Spreader: Applying Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed requires a lawn spreader. If you need a new spreader, visit your local Valu today! Click here or reference the back of the product for spreader settings and full instructions.
3) Apply to Wet Lawn: Make sure the grass is wet from dew or sprinkling before applying. This helps particles adhere to weed leaves to produce best results. For even application walk at a steady pace slightly overlapping each pass. After applying this product you don’t water your lawn for at least 24 hours. Just like rain, watering your lawn after applying Weed & Feed washes the weed control particles off of weed leaves before they can fully work.
4) Clean-Up: Sweep product from hard surfaces onto the lawn to keep valuable feeding nutrients on the grass and out of storm drains.
When to apply?
Apply when weeds are most active, usually April-September. It’ll be effective as long as weeds are actively growing and daytime temperatures are between 60°F and 90°F.
If you have recently applied another fertilizer (e.g. Scotts® Turf Builder® Lawn Food or Scotts® Turf Builder® Halts® Crabgrass Preventer with Lawn Food) wait at least 30 days to apply Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed.
Apply up to twice a year, but wait at least 30 days between applications.
What exactly does it control?
Short answer: pretty much everything. Weed & Feed kills dandelions, clover, and other major lawn weeds.
Long answer: Aster, Bindweed, Bittercress, Black Medic, Buckhorn, Bull Thistle, Burclover, Buttonweed, Canada Thistle, Carpetweed, Catsear (Coast Dandelion), Chickweed, Chicory, Cinquefoil, Clover (Hop), Clover (Red), Clover (White), Cudweed, Curly Dock, Dandelion, Dichondra, Dollarweed, English Daisy, Evening primrose, Filaree, Fleabane, Ground Ivy, Hawkweed, Healall, Henbit, Horseweed, Knotweed, Lambsquarters, Lespedeza (Seedling), Lippia (Matchweed), Mallow, Moneywort, Morning Glory, Pepperweed, Pigweed, Plantain, Pursiane, Pusley, Ragweed, Red Sorrel (Sheep Sorrel), Scarlet Pimpernel, Shepherd’s-purse, Smartweed, Sowthistle, Spurweed, Vetch, Wild Carrot, Yarrow, Yellow rocket
Kids and Pets?
Keep people and pets off lawn during application. Do not allow people or pets to enter treated areas until dusts have settled. Particles should stick to weed leaves for at least 24 hours after application, so it is best to limit activity from kids and pets for 24 hours after application.
Have more questions? Come on in to Valu!
Stop by your local Valu Home Centers, and one of our knowledgeable associates will get you the right product and information for the job!
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