Read customer questions about Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3 and get help with Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3 How Many Days Do You Have to Wait Before Seeding After Weed & Feed?. Weed and feed fertilizers are often used in combination with seeding. Weed and feed formulations consist of two components: a herbicide to kill weeds and a fertilizer to strengthen the turf. The herbicide will weaken the grass as well as the … 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 Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3 – Questions & Answers
Will Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3 harm my dog?
My dog eats grass sometimes. I’m concerned about my dog’s health and don’t want him to get sick or even die after fertilizing my lawn. Should I just quit fertilizing?
Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3 is safe for pets when it is used according to the product label. You want to make sure pets are not in the area while applying the product. Once the treated areas dry completely, chewing or eating grass will not be harmful and your pet can resume normal activity within the area.
It is recommended not to mow within 2 days before or after application of Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3.
It is recommended that you wait at least one month after an application of Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3 to reseed.
According to the product label, you do not want to water the lawn within 24 hours after application of Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3.
After applying Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3, weed stems will usually begin to twist and curl in several days, but a month or more may be required to see full control.
When is the best time to apply Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3 to my lawn, and how often can I use it?
Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3 is a fertilizer and post-emergent herbicide, so it is designed to be used in late Spring when target weeds are young and actively growing. You can reapply after at least 30 days as long as your turf is listed as safe. Do not make more than 2 applications per year. In the fall, do not treat centipede after the first of October and do not treat bahia after the first of November. Wait at least one month after using this product to seed, sod, or plant grass sprigs. Please refer to the product label for complete instructions.
How Many Days Do You Have to Wait Before Seeding After Weed & Feed?
Weed and feed fertilizers are often used in combination with seeding. Weed and feed formulations consist of two components: a herbicide to kill weeds and a fertilizer to strengthen the turf. The herbicide will weaken the grass as well as the weeds and the fertilizer will strengthen the weeds as well as the grass. When applying seed over a weed and feed application, remember that some weed and feeds can prevent grass seeds from growing.
Types of Herbicide
It’s important to know a little about herbicides so you can make the best choice for when to apply seed in an area that has been treated for weeds. The most common types of herbicide in weed and feed products are selective and systemic. Selective herbicides target a species of plant to kill while systemic herbicides work by being absorbed though the roots and then transported throughout the plant, killing it from within. Read the bag label to see what kind of herbicide is used in the weed and feed you are considering using or have used. The bag label will tell you how many days you must wait before applying seed to a lawn that has been treated with that product.
Herbicides can target weeds before they germinate from seed – pre-emergent – or as developed plants – post-emergent. Before you seed, you can use a non-selective, post-emergent herbicide to control any weeds in the area to be seeded. Most of these can be applied up to two weeks before seeding to control any existing weeds. Herbicides should not be used after seeding until the new seedlings are established. Mowing and spot treatments can be used to control weeds until the seeded area is actively growing and requires only maintenance watering. Establishment times vary depending on the type of seed you use and your weather conditions.
Using Weed and Feed
Only use a weed and feed if the weed infestation is completely uniform over the entire lawn and all species of weeds targeted will be affected by the herbicide in the weed and feed. This scenario doesn’t occur often, so it is more likely the use of an herbicide and a fertilizer separately will be needed. If the weeds are uniformly spread over the area to be treated, match the appropriate weed and feed product to your grass, the seed you have recently applied or want to apply, and the time of year.
Know What You Grow
It is important to know what kind of grass you have growing or want to have growing. Certain chemicals act differently on different species of grass and weeds. For example, the common herbicide 2,4-D is toxic to some cultivars of St. Augustine grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum), which grows in the area roughly covered by U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 10. Another common herbicide, atrazine, is potentially lethal to grass when applied in temperatures above 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Use the instructions on the bag of each weed and feed product to determine how it will affect seeding.
- University of Florida IFAS Extension: Weed Management in Home Lawns
- Texas Agricultural Extension Service: Maintaining St. Augustinegrass Lawns
Sara DeBerry is a graduate of the University of Florida holding a masters degree in environmental horticulture and a minor in entomology and nematology. DeBerry has been writing for government agencies since 2004 and has published peer reviewed scientific articles during her studies at UF.
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.