Help with Timing of Scott's Applications
I live in central NJ and printed a copy of the Regional Lawn Care Program but have a few questions as to the timing of applications and the watering pre- and/or post-application. Planning on applying Scott's TB with Halts Crabgrass Preventer in April-Early May per my Lawn Care program. What conditions need to be present BEFORE applying? Does the lawn need to be wet, dry or doesn't matter? How about after application? Do I water in or make sure no rain forecast, or it doesn't matter? Plan is to then apply Scott's TB with Plus 2 Weedcontrol. How long do I need to wait after applying the TB with Halts Crabgrass Preventer before applying the Plus 2 Weedcontrol? Also, same questions as to if lawn needs to be wet, dry or N/A before applying and then what about after? Water-in, keep dry or N/A? Then would like to apply Scott's Grub Ex....how long after applying the Plus 2 Weedcontrol? Again, lawn should be wet, dry, NA? After applying Grub Ex....water in, keep dry, doesn't matter? After that, Scott's TB with Summerguard.....again, how long after Grub Ex, lawn should be wet/dry/doesn't matter BEFORE applying Grub Ex? What about after? Water-in, keep dry, doesn't matter?
Thank you in advance for you anticipated help with these questions.
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
Manalapan Township, NJ, USA
on Scotts® Turf Builder® Halts Crabgrass Preventer with Lawn Food
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I struggled with the same thing for some time. I just planned my program for 2014 near Virginia Beach. Last year I started with Halts mid February. This year I couldn't start until yesterday: 03-15-14.
Apply Halts when your grass just starts to turn green, but before crabgrass germinates. If crabgrass germinates, Halts will not work.
The lawn is suppose to be dry.
The rain forecast won't matter. It will come soon enough this time of year. I expect the dry application is mainly so that the product gets to the soil & doesn't catch on the surface of wet #sticky# grass.
Apply TB with +2 weed 6 weeks after you apply TB with Halts. You have to pay more attention with regard to moisture with regard to this application. Apply while the lawn is already moist #I use my irrigation, early morning dew works well too - plus it's easy to see your spreader tracks#. Make sure there is no rain forecasted within 24 hours after this application.
I usually wait a week or two after a Turf Builder application before applying Grub-Ex. Apply Grub-Ex when lawn is dry, then lightly water to activate. This item has a 4 week residual factor.
I then wait a week or two after Grub-Ex before the next Turf Builder application. Turf Builder with Summer Guard is to be applied on a dry lawn, then water in.
Warning - for me Grub-Ex isn't enough. I also have to do two Bug-B-Gon treatments to avoid the other bugs - 2 weeks apart.
P.S. Wait 6 weeks between Turf Builder applications.
In case you're interested, below is the plan I will now follow for 2014 #near Virginia Beach):
Mar 15: Turf builder with Halts
Apr 26: Turf builder with +2 weed control
Jun 7: Turf builder with +2 weed control
Jun 21: Bug-B-Gon
Jun 28: Grub-Ex
Jul 5: Re-apply Bug-B-Gon
Jul 19: Turf Builder with Summer Guard
Aug 30: Turf Builder with Winter Guard (& +2 weed control)
Oct 4: Aerate & Overseed, with starter fertilizer
Hope this answers all of your questions & hope this helps.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Virginia Beach, VA
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Scotts Turf Builder with Halts is best applied after the first mowing of the season but before the third mowing. Apply to a dry lawn and water in after the application. It does not have to be immediate unless you have pets or people entering the lawn. Allow 6 to 8 weeks between each application of fertilizers in the program. Apply Scotts Weed & Feed to a wet lawn when water or rain is not expected for 24 hours after the application. It is important that this product stick to the weed leaves to get the best weed control. Make sure to apply when temperatures are between 65 and 85 degrees to avoid damage to you lawn. Apply Scotts Grubex between April and July allowing 1 week between this product and Scotts Weed & Feed or Turf Builder Summerguard. Apply Scotts Grubex to a dry lawn and water immediately after the application. Apply Scotts Turf Builder Summerguard to a dry lawn and water in within a few days of the application. If temperatures are above 90 degrees the product should be immediately watered in. We hope that you find this information helpful and please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any additional questions.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Marysville, OH, USA
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