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i still see alot of weeds (less than I started with) after I applied Scotts Turf builder weed & feed!!!

what do I do now after I applied turf builder weed & feed & I still see active weeds clove weeds??
asked 4 weeks ago
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racinecourts
Chicago, IL, USA
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This product is a lawn fertilizer and does not control weeds. We are sorry to hear that Turf Builder Weed & Feed did not control your clover. If clover is still an issue you may need to wait 4 weeks after using the Turf Builder Weed & Feed and apply a weed control that is safe for your lawn type. This link will provide further information. http://www.scotts.com/smg/goART2/so...
answered 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Wait for a little while to make sure the weeds are dying out, sometimes it takes a minute,if your spreader was not set on the right dial this can cause the seeds to not penetrate all of the areas in the lawn.
answered 1 week ago
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Belleville Mi.
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Give it a little more time. Are you sure your weeds are the kind controlled by Scotts Weed and Feed?
answered 6 days ago
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LeonardPul
Roanoke Rapids, NC, USA
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probably didn't use the correct setting on the spreader , too thin a coating
answered 1 week ago
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Illinois, USA
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Weed b gone
answered 1 week ago
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bwhite
Moore, Oklahoma
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Turf builder plus 2 (weed & feed) is not nearly effective on clover or ivy or creeping charlie type weeds. You may have to use a product that addresses clover/creeping charlie more directly.
answered 6 days ago
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answer 7
make sure you apply the product when the grass/weeds are damp perferly very early morning
answered 6 days ago
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StevenPer
Cannonsburg, MI 49341, USA
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over-seed with lawn fertilizer/dirt/weed free/give a nice rake/thatch and apply seed with dirt on top and water
answered 6 days ago
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Toronto, ON, Canada
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If you have a lot of weeds, especially small-leafed ones, the Ortho liquid lawn weed killer works really well. The granules in the weed and feed don't always stay on the leaves long enough to take effect.
answered 6 days ago
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Richardson
Lakewood, WA, USA
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How long should I wait between Turf Builder Lawn Food and Summerguard?

asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Allow at least 6 to 8 weeks between the applications of Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Food and Scotts Turf Builder Summerguard.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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6 to 8 weeks
answered 6 days ago
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tbrown
Stratford, CT, USA
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I feed my lawn every 3 months.
answered 6 days ago
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Sac., CA
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I would wait 6 weeks
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california
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My yard was over-fertilized about 3 weeks ago and has a few brown spots. What can I do?

asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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I HAD THIS PROBLEM AFTER I PUT DOWN THE SCOTTS I WATERED IT INTO THE YARD THAT NIGHT AND ALL OF THE NEXT TWO DAYS WE HAD HEAVY RAIN. I GOT A FEW BROWN SPOTS DUE TO THE SCOTTS WASHING INTO THE LOW SPOTS OF MY YARD . I RAKED IT OUT AND AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS THE YARD CAME BACK AND LOOKS GREAT AGAIN
answered 6 days ago
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ERNIE
MYRTLE BEACH SC
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Rake the area and apply Scott Seed, Fertilizer and Mulch Mix. Water often and it will be perfect.
answered 6 days ago
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LeonardPul
Roanoke Rapids, NC, USA
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Gently tug on a fistful of grass to check to see if the brown grass is still viable. If the grass roots are attached to the soil, water the areas for 20 to 30 minutes (1/2 inch) every 2 to 3 days. Do not apply any other products to the areas for at least 6 weeks while the grass recovers. If the grass roots are brown, brittle and not attached to the soil the areas will need to be reseeded in the fall.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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answer 4
well if your brown spots are dead grass you need to re seed. I just
sprinkle the Scotts seed mix, already mixed after I pull the dead stuff away and poke hole in soil then sprinkle the seed mix water daily and in a week or two it should be filled in. You should be able
to stop watering there daily once it takes off. This could be done any time of year. works for me.
answered 1 week ago
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california
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I applied turf buildler last spring

and all that happened was my lawn became full of weeds - It's a mess. What can I do now to hopefully make it better this year? I do need to seed some areas where I killed off some of the weeds last fall.
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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Depending on the amount of weeds, you may want to totally clear out the area with a non selective herbicide and start seeding from scratch. The other option is to seed now, fertilize and then once the seed is established, start attacking the weekds with a selective weed control.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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this is straight non selective lawn food that will make everything that is green grow. wait in between the recommended intervals for applying product and apply a product that has the weed and crabgrass control/preventer in it. that should be more effective.
answered 11 months ago
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Watertown NY lawn police
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When should i apply the lawn food in relation to reseeding in the spring?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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starter fertilizer can be used even after the grass is growing. it will not hurt anything as long as u don't use too much. u can tryputting a little less on at each application but put it onmore often to keep it from going dormant or falling off because of starvation. I have used starter. fertilizer for the first treatment after being planted and had good luck.then use the recommended fertilizer that Scott's reccomends for that time of year.
answered 11 months ago
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Watertown NY lawn police
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Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Fertilizer with 2% Iron can be applied anytime before or after seeding.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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will it stop new seed from growing?

1) can i use this while im seeding new seeds.

2) I got Scotts speedygreen 1000 spreader and i dont see it anywhere in the spreader list that says speedygreen 1000. is this spreader no longer use? "fyi" i got this spreader at a garage sales.
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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Minnesota
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Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Food does not interfere with seeding and can be used anytime before or after seeding a lawn. The spreader setting for the Scotts SpeedyGreen 1000 will be found listed under the "Scotts Rotary Spreader Settings" heading on all bags of Scotts and Ortho products that can be applied in a spreader.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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I would use a starter fertilizer for seeeding grass. if you use this it is not fine enough to be effective quick enough to help out the new seed in time.

I have not used the spreader u speak of. a new spreader Can be bought cheaply at walmarts.
answered 11 months ago
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Watertown NY lawn police
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Is there much difference between Scotts Turf Builder Winterguard and normal Scotts Turf Builder?

The only thing I can see is that the regular Scotts Turf Builder has 2% iron and Winterguard does not. Can someone tell me if it is okay to just use regular Scotts Turf Builder in the fall instead of Winterguard? I have a bag left over from the summer and I don't want to go drop $50 on Winterguard if I don't have to. Thanks. PS
asked 10 months ago
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There are two main differences between this product and Turf Builder WinterGuard. There is 2% iron in the Turf Builder Lawn Food and none in the WinterGuard. Also, the WinterGuard has 10% potassium, where the regular Lawn Food has 4%.
answered 10 months ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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yes, use it. It will green up your lawn and make it green faster in spring. Iron is just an element to promote faster greening. Not all soil needs iron.
answered 10 months ago
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Indiana, USA
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How long after applying can I mow?

asked 1 year ago
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so cal
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You can mow the lawn right after the Turf Builder has been watered in.
answered 1 year ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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at least 4-5 days. a good rain will help
answered 11 months ago
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Watertown NY lawn police
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Is it better to water right after you mow?

asked 11 months ago
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lorne
Orange County, CA
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There is no advantage to watering after you mow.
answered 11 months ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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if you are not watering everyday wait a day or two to water. you can apply fertlizer right after you mow. you are not supposed to mow for about 5 days after application of fertilizer anyways. so mow then fertilizer directly after then water two times or so within the next five days. I have had good luck doing it that wat. the iron will give it a real good Color and give a quick perk.
answered 11 months ago
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I bought turf builder lawn food and weed & feed.What order should I use them.

asked 3 months, 1 week ago
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Turf Builder Lawn Food may be used anytime the lawn is actively growing, and Turf Builder Weed and Feed is best utilized when broadleaf weeds are actively growing in the lawn (typically mid-late spring). You must wait at least 6 weeks between the application of these two products. Our Lawn Care Program Building Tool will be able to help with the timings in your area. http://www.scotts.com/smg/node2/SCO...
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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depending on the time of year I would use weed and feed first.
Later use turf builder. later in the summer when it starts to get hot and the grass is stressing watch out for weeds, they love those conditions.
answered 6 days ago
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North east North Dakota
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Does the Scotts Turf Builder Ever Expire?

If I have a bag from last year, does it lose it's potency? Does it ever go bad? Does it get to old to use, Thanks
asked 2 months, 1 week ago
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North Jersey
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Lawn fertilizers without controls, such as this product, have an indefinite shelf life if they are stored correctly. It is important to store the product in an area that is cool and dry and away from other pesticides and household cleaners. We suggest sealing any open packages by rolling the tops down. After rolling the top of the bag tightly, secure it with a strong tape, such as duct tape.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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no
answered 6 days ago
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RogerLCar
North east North Dakota
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How soon after using Turf builder lawn food can I spray for weeds

How soon after I fertilize should I wait to spray for weeds? And, what should the watering conditions be? Such as fertilize and water in and then apply weed killer when grass is dry or wet?
asked 2 months ago
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Mpls, MN
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You can spray weeds any time before or after the application. If your lawn is dry, water a couple of days before the application. It is not necessary to water immediately after the application unless your temperatures have been or will be above 90 degrees. Make sure to read the label of the weed control you plan to use and follow those watering instructions.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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You should get after the weeds as soon as possible.
the best time is in the morning when the lawn is damp. The dampness helps the weed killer stick to the plants. you could even dampen the lawn by hand too.
answered 6 days ago
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RogerLCar
North east North Dakota
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Seeding and fertilizing

I used turf builder and turf builder starter food for new grass. I put seeds down in a shaded area. Will this combo harm my grass?
asked 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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Too much fertilizer at one time is not beneficial for grass and could harm it. We suggest waiting at least 2-4 weeks from the application of Turf Builder Starter Food before applying Turf Builder Lawn Food.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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no
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North east North Dakota
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Is it safe to eat a peach from a peach tree that is about 3-4 feet from a lawn that gets fertilized with Scott's Turf Biuilder.

asked 1 month, 1 week ago
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Yes, the peaches can be harvested and consumed after using Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Food in the lawn around the peach tree.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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yes
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North east North Dakota
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Applied product and within 48 recieved significant rain. What do I do?

I applied this product last week and two days later we received over 4.5" of rain. Should I reapply the product now or is it ok?
asked 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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Substantial amounts of rain shortly after the application may diminish the effectiveness of the fertilizer. In cases such as this it is important not to reapply any sooner than 6-8 weeks, as too much fertilizer can harm grass.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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It depends on where you are living, soil type, and your type of grass. In the south with Bermuda grass and with a fairly hard/packed soil a great amount of the fertilizer will run off so we would fertilize again. If your soil is more open and you don't have a lot of run off from the rain then I would hold off for a few weeks and keep an eye on your lawn and then fertilize if necessary.
answered 3 days ago
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Lubbock, TX, USA
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i used step one and two,should i apply turf builder in july

asked 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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You can use Turf Builder Lawn food as your next application. We suggest waiting at least 6-8 weeks between each fertilizer application. Please make sure to water the application if the temperatures are expected to exceed 85F.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Yes helps to feed
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rhill1ruth
Montgomery, AL, USA
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Safe to use in conjunction with another fertilizer

If i apply Turf Builder Bonus S weed & feed can i apply some of this as well?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
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In order to prevent applying too much fertilizer in too short of a time period, we suggest waiting 6-8 weeks between the application of this product and another fertilizer.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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How do I apply this product on a flood irrigated yard

I have a flood irrigated yard & I would like to know how long prior to flooding my lawn that I should apply the fertilizer. If I water it in immediately following the application, will that help keep it in place?
Thank you.
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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In a situation like this we would suggest applying the fertilizer after a flood irrigation rather than prior to it. The Scotts all in one fertilizer particle is not water soluble and it is broken down by the microbes in the soil but in a situation where flooding is expected it may not stay evenly dispersed throughout the lawn.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Chickweed! Lots & lots of chickweed! How do I get rid of it for good?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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Plainfield, IN, USA
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In a mix of Kentucky Blue, Rye and Fescue type lawn we recommend using Ortho's Chickweed Clover and Oxalis Killer.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Just spread Malorganite, can I add Scotts Turf Builder at same time?

Can I apply both so close together or will it be too much & burn my lawn? It's Labor Day weekend. Should I just wait a few more weeks & add Scotts Winterizer instead of Turf Builder?
asked 11 months ago
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We recommend that you wait around eight weeks between applications of fertilizer products. Using WinterGuard would be an excellent choice at that time.
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Marysville, OH, USA
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