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how long after I use turf builder with halts can I plant grass seed

I want to plant new grass seed but I want to apply preemergent.
I have a blend of pern rye, fescue and bluegrass
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
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In my personal experience, I had to till up a couple of bald patches and put down seed within just a couple of weeks after putting down Halts. HOWEVER, we had a couple of really good soaking rains after the Halts application. But the bottom line is that the seed took as it should and the patches filled in perfectly. I used the Scotts Sun and Shade mix seed.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Indianapolis, IN, USA
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Are you talking about over seeding or bare naked soil? If you are tilling your yard and are putting in fescue you want to wait until Fall. Fescue doesn't typically do well in the heat. Either way you wont want to put down pre-emergent before you plant brand new grass. You will want to put down a turfbuilder for new lawns.

If you're over seeding, which you should do in the spring and fall every year, put it down now or into early april (LATEST). I'd say pre-emergent now, wait 6 weeks, over seed, wait six weeks, post emergent. Water regularly.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Marietta, GA
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You may reseed your lawn 4 months after using Turf Builder with Halts Crabgrass Preventer. If you wish to reseed sooner, with your grass types, you could use Scotts Starter Food for New Grass Plus Weed Preventer.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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From what I just read, 4 months.
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Is this product safe for dogs? How long should I wait before allowing dog on treated area?

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I think it depends on the type of dog you have and what his/her habits are in the lawn. A larger dog will fare better against any harmful effects than a smaller dog for sure. I know its hard to put fertilizer on the dog's bathroom (the lawn) then not let him/her go out! I watch our dog if he's out just after I apply. I do not let him roll around or play - just enough time for him to do his business. If you're worried about the pellets getting into his/her paws, I would give them a quick washing when they come in as I have done this in the past as well.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Gerschman
Indianapolis, IN, USA
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We suggest you water right after application and let the area dry before people or pets go in the treated area. If you follow the directions, it should be safe for your dogs.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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What is the best time to apply this product in MD? Weather has been colder than usual this year with temp ranging from 40-60 this week

Also, can I overseed the lawn after using this product and do i need t water the lawn after using it?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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Best time to apply this product in MD: March (early Spring, Feb to Apr). Better early (before germination) then late. Product will be fine for 4 months even if it unexpectedly snows over top. If the crabgrass gets a chance to germinate (after Apr), Halts will not work.

Do not overseed after Halts. The seed will not germinate so you'd be only providing bird seed - ha. If you choose to control the crabgrass using Halts, you need to wait 4 months before overseeding.

No need to water the lawn after applying, but probably a good idea since no harm in doing so.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Virginia Beach, VA
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I agree with the previous answer in that you do not want to wait too long because if crabgrass has started - its too late. I would put it down as soon as the snow is gone - for good, which is exactly what I plan to do this week! I used to wait until after the first mowing, but I was not able to stop all the crabgrass as the warmer sections of the yard (areas that receive more sun) the germination got going sooner than other areas.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Indianapolis, IN, USA
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We suggest using Turf Builder with Halts when the grass is growing, typically after you have mowed your grass at least one time but before it has been mowed three or four times.

When using Turf Builder with Halts, you will not be able to seed for 4 months.

Although it is not necessary to water the treated areas immediately, we suggest watering with at least 1/4" of water to activate the crabgrass preventer. If you do not have rain, Turf Builder with Halts Crabgrass Preventer should be watered in within a few days of application. We do recommend watering immediately after application if you have children or pets that would like to enjoy the lawn; it is best to water the product in and allow it to dry completely prior to re-entering the lawn area.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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What to apply first and when.

I purchased both Turf Builder With Halts Crabgrass Preventer and Turf Builder Plus Weed and Feed at the same time because there was a nice discount for buying both. So, which do i apply first and when (location is Central Virginia). And when do i apply the second one. Thanks,
asked 4 months, 1 week ago
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I did too.

Definitely apply Halts first. Wait until grass is actively growing, but before Crabgrass germinates - or Halts will not work.

Then 6 weeks later apply the +2 weed.

Here (near Virginia Beach) my grass began growing & was starting to turn green so I applied my Halts yesterday (03-15-14). In case you might be interested, this is the plan I will now follow here:

2014
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 helps.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
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Virginia Beach, VA
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For cool season grass types like Bluegrass, Ryegrass, and Fescue we suggest applying Turf Builder with Halts as your first application. This should be applied sometime between the 1st and 3rd mowing of your lawn in spring. You can follow up with Turf Builder Weed and Feed sometime 6-8 weeks after your first application.
answered 4 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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When do I apply crabgrass preventer in Massachusetts?

Do I apply either Halts Crabgrass Preventer or Turf Builder w/Halt preventer at a specific month or specific temperature, thanks.
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
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Massachusetts, USA
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We suggest applying when ground temperatures begin approaching 50-55 degrees. A good indicator of this in the cool season grass zones like Massachusetts is when the grass has grown enough to require mowing two times.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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In Zone 8 we apply it in February. When our daffodils are in bloom is when we apply it. The daffodils are our clue, our reminder.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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after appling scotts halts how long should I wait to use plus 2 weed and feed

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
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After applying Turf Builder with Halts, you must wait six to eight weeks before applying any other lawn food, including our weed and feed.
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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.

Warm Regards.
asked 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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Manalapan Township, NJ, USA
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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):

2014
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.

Good luck!
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
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VABeach
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 4 months, 1 week ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Should I water after applying Halts crabgrass?

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
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While it is not required, we do suggest watering this product in after the application.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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What is the ideal temperature for using this product?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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Laurel, MD, USA
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Turf Builder with Halts Crabgrass Preventer needs to be applied before ground temperatures reach 50-55 degrees, in order to prevent crabgrass. This usually take multiple days of 70-80 degree weather.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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How long after applying Halts should I wait before applying Weed & Feed?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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You should wait 6-8 weeks before applying a Weed & Feed product. The fertilizer in these products last for 6-8 weeks.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Use Weed-B-Gone anytime.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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How soon after the first application of Turfbuilder with Halts can I apply a second application?

I apply my first application of Turfbuilder with Halts in March (this year it was April 1). My lawn between the street and sidewalk has significant Crabgrass issues. It will look decent in July and then horrible in August. I am assuming this is because the 4 month Halts effectiveness periods is over (April, May, June, July). I am considering a second application of get my lawn through August. Any suggestions or comments on this idea?
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If you lawn is green I'd wait until July but not Halts+. Use fertilizer with a lower Nitrogen level. Too much Nitro will burn the lawn.

You can kill the crabgrass now with Weed-B-Gone with a pump sprayer or hose sprayer. Halts+ will prevent new crabgrass but not kill existing.

You prevent crabgrass with granules but kill them with a liquid. You follow this and you'll have a nice green crabgrass free lawn.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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This product can be applied no more than twice per year. We suggest waiting at least 6-8 weeks between applications of lawn fertilizers. You may want to consider using Scotts Halts Crabgrass Preventer, to prolong the crabgrass prevention, as it will not have the fertilizer combined with the preventer. Additionally, you may want to evaluate if the areas where the sidewalk and the street tend to warm up quicker than the rest of the yard in the spring, areas near cement tend to warm up quicker. If this is the case, perhaps the crabgrass prevention is being applied too late in the spring for those areas.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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Does Scotts Turf Builder with Halts Crabgrass have pre emergent in it?

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
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Yes, this product includes a pre-emergent to prevent Barnyardgrass, Crabgrass, Fall Panicum, Foxtail, Poa Annua, Chickweed, Oxalis, and Spurge seeds from germinating.
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After appling Scotts Halts we had a lot of rain over a three day period, back yard has standing water. Will this effect my application?

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Heavy watering or downpours for an extended amount of time can slightly diminish the effectiveness, but you should not reapply this any sooner than the suggested reapplication interval.
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Does it need to rain shortly after applying?

Can I apply this whenever, or do I need to plan for it to rain shortly after I have applied this fertilizer?
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You aren't required to water this product immediately after applying unless it is going to be really HOT (above 85 degrees). It would be ideal if you get at least a quarter of an inch of rain or watering within two or three days after you apply it.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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Have tall fescue. Applied TB with Halts Crabgrass Preventer on 4/3/13. How long should I wait before applying Scotts TB with Plus 2 Weed Control?

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We suggest waiting at least 6-8 weeks between applications containing a lawn fertilizer.
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Marysville, OH, USA
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6 weeks
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Orho Weed Be Gone.

I plan to put early spring fertilizer March, should I put Ortho Weed be Gone before or after putting fertilizer and how many days shoulod be apart?

Thank you
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Apply Ortho Weed B Gon Weed Killer For Lawns after the application of Scotts Turf Builder with Halts. Allow at least 3 weeks between your applications. Keep in mind that to get the best control Weed B Gon Weed Killer For Lawns should be applied when temperatures are consistently between 65 and 85 degrees.
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It's summer, I have a bad case of Crabgrass, what can I do now??

We just moved into our new house this late spring (June) and by the time I got to it, it was too late to use the CrabGrass fertilizer. What are my options now during the summer to help contain and rid of the weed? Its growing out of control. I have used the TurfBuilder weed & feed and just recently applied the TurfBuilder Summer Guard on my lawn.
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Ortho weed be gone is good for thin blade grasses. You might need to apply more than once in 21 day cycles.
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Ortho Weed B Gon MAX Plus Crabgrass Control will kill actively growing crabgrass. You can apply one week after applying the Turf Builder with Summerguard. Do not apply if temperatures are getting over 85 degrees.
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Will over spray of this product effect Grape plants?

Is it safe to apply to the ground on the outside edge of the Grape Plants curbing?
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This product is not intended to be used on or around edible plants. It may be used under fruit and nut trees that are located in the lawn, but we suggest keeping it at least 18 to 24 inches from any other edible plants such as grapes.
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What to do with leftovers?

I have a speedy green spreader and applied the 15,000 sq. ft. bag on my 15,000 sq. ft. yard on the 3 setting. When I finished I had 1/2 to 2/3 of the bag left. What should I do? I just put the application on yesterday. Should I re-apply at a higher setting today?
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We suggest checking the calibration of the spreader that was used and proceeding with extreme caution if you plan on applying this product again as it is almost impossible to determine an appropriate setting at this point. Lawn sizes are frequently over estimated and too much fertilizer could damage the lawn. It is always better to under apply than it is to over apply.
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When to water after applying

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While it is not required, we suggested watering this product in if activity is expected on the lawn or if no rain is expected within the next 2-3 days.
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