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When would it be safe to allow my pets on the lawn after using this product?

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Pets such as cats and dogs can reenter the treated area once the product has been watered in and allowed to dry. Keep in mind that this product should not be watered for at least 24 hours after the application.
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How long should I keep my 18 month grandaughter off lawn after I apply weed and feed? Couple weeks to a month ?

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Keep children and pets out of treated areas until the product has been watered in and allowed to dry. For the best weed control the product should not be watered for the first 24 hours after the application. Once the 24 hours have passed, water the lawn allow it to dry, then children and pets can reenter.
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Marysville, OH, USA
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No. 24 to 48 hrs. or until dry
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Groveport, OH, USA
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^^^This is very contradictory to information I found on the Scott's website...for the safety of my pets, I'll follow your advice and keep them off it longer. But based on the information I found to water right after application and your advice to wait 24 hours, I'm wondering when to water so that the product is most effective?? This is what the website says, which is very contradictory!

This was on a Scott's page about pets: "The lawn is safe to re-enter immediately after Lawn Food is applied. For faster results, lightly water your lawn after you apply it."
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If rain is predicted, should I apply to my lawn ? Or should I wait until the chance of rain has passed ?

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You should wait. Turf Builder Weed & Feed has a weed killer that soaks in through the leaves. You want at least 24 hours with this product on the weed leaves before rain or traffic disturbs it.
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what time of the year do i put down scotts turf builder weed and feed?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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Turf Builder Weed and Feed may be applied, to registered lawn types, anytime weeds are actively growing. Be sure not to apply any products containing a lawn fertilizer within 6 weeks of using any other lawn fertilizer.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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When can I apply Lime to my yard ?

I live in mid Michigan, I want to apply Lime, weed and feed and ,halt crabgrass preventer could you please give me a plan !!
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It's typically best to start applying fertilizers to your lawn after the first mowing of the season. Once the lawn has been mowed apply lime then apply Turf Builder with Halts and water the lawn. This can all be done on the same day. Follow-up 6 to 8 weeks later with the application of Turf Builder Weed & Feed.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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How long before I can seed after turf builder and weed & Feed

To fill in bare spots
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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You should wait 4 weeks after using Turf Builder Weed and Feed before applying grass seed.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Application and Frequency

Applied Turf Builder with Halts Crabgrass on March 31, 2013. The yard now looks like a lawn. However, there are new broadleaf weeds and clover growing up in a number of spots. What would be a great and immediate solution? And what would be a great follow-up or next step to your solution. Thanks in advance.
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You can apply Turf Builder Weed and Feed six to eight weeks after applying Turf Builder with Halts. Keep in mind that for weed killers to work the high temperatures for the day need to be hitting between sixty-five and eigthy-five degrees. This has to happen consistently every day after applying the product.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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When can I mow my lawn after applying Scotts Turf Builder Weed Control?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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It is recommended to not mow the lawn for 2 days before the application and not to for 24 hours after the application.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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After using this product on lawn, is it possible to overseed at some point? If so, how long should I wait before seeding?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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You should wait 4 weeks after applying Turf Builder Weed and Feed before applying grass seed.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Weed & Feed vs Plus 2 vs Super Turf

an earlier question/answer said the Plus 2 is now called Weed & Feed. However, the Weed & Feed is a 28-0-3, the Plus 2 says 28-2-4 and the super Turf is 29-2-3. so these products don't appear to be the same. So if I use the Weed & Feed, is there another product I should apply at the same time to give me the extra control that the Plus 2 would have given?
asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed, is the current replacement for Scotts with plus 2 Weed Control. There was a slight formulation change during the name transition to remove phosphorous, but no other products should be applied at the same time. This product contains both a lawn fertilizer and a broadleaf weed control.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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No. It is the same product. 24d is the weed killer ingredient. TB with plus 2 is now simply called weed and feed. The difference in phosphorus and potash is negligible
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Ocala, FL, USA
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How long after seeding should you wait to use Scotts Turf Builder® Weed & Feed?

We are planning on putting down the Scotts Turf Builder with Halts Crabgrass Preventer in March, then we know we need to seed and then we want to use the Scotts Turf Builder® Weed & Feed for all the other weeds. How long should we wait between each application and are we doing it in the correct order?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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You will be able to sod or plant seed four months after treating an area with Scotts Turf Builder with Halts Crabgrass Preventer. Because crabgrass preventers are formulated to keep your lawn crabgrass-free by preventing the crabgrass seeds from becoming established, desirable grass seeds will also be prevented from establishment. If you are planting larger areas of bluegrass, rye, or fescue seed, you may wish to use our Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer with Crabgrass Preventer or Step One for Seeding. These products have a different active ingredient that will prevent the establishment of crabgrass without hurting northern grass types. However, it does not last for four months, so we do recommend a follow up with Halts after six weeks. You need to wait 6 - 8 weeks between fertilizer applications so refrain from putting down any other fertilizer during that period.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Is this product safe for newly sodded Bermuda lawns?

I have a lawn that was newly sodded in October, 2012. Since, many weeds have sprung up in the seams between the sod patches. Is this product safe to use on the new sod? And, is early spring an appropriate time to apply?
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The herbicide in Turf Builder Weed & Feed is safe on established lawns. Wait until your new grass has been mowed at least four times first.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Will this control shot weed and creeping charlie?

asked 2 months, 4 weeks ago
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NJ
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Yes, this product will control shotweed (bittercress) and creeping charlie (ground ivy).
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Yes
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Groveport, OH, USA
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I need to add fescue to my grass types. I have bermuda in one area and fesue eleswhere

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
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Turf Builder with Plus 2 Weed Control is registered for use on both Bermuda and Fescue grass, however, this should not be applied until your grass is 100% green this spring.

If you are looking to fill in bare spots with Fescue, I recommend that you use Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Tall Fescue.

If you plan on using Scotts Turf Builder with Plus 2 Weed Control this spring, you will not be able to seed with the Turf Builder Grass Seed Tall Fescue for at least 4 weeks after the application.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Best stuff to use to restore the Lawn, and make it look very healthy and thick?,

Bought our house in Sep. the lawn is in rough shape literally brown. What's the best fertilizer to use this time of the years? While it is still cold between 30-60 degree?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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Typically in Michigan with a mixed grass type consisting of bluegrass, ryegrass, fescue we suggest an application of Turf Builder with Halts Crabgrass Preventer. Turf Builder Weed and Feed is usually suggested for the second application in your area. We suggest calling us and we can go over you full lawn program with you. 1-877-465-5160
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Why my grass turned yellow after applying Scotts Turf Weed & Feed?

I followed the instruction on the product to apply Turf builder Weed & Feed. However, my grass turned yellow in most parts of my lawn after one week. Now, 3 weeks has past and the grass are still yellow. Is this normal? Will the grass turn green? Thank you!
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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As long as your grass type is listed on the label, then your lawn should recover. Discoloration is usually a sign of stress to the grass, which could be a result of heat, lack water, insects or over application. Typically, given enough time, the grass will recover once ideal conditions return. If over application is a possibility, water when rain is not expected. Water about an inch a week for 2-3 weeks and this will help encourage the lawn's recovery.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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to mow or not to mow

I am fixing to apply feed and weed to my bahaia lawn, and i would like to known if i should mow the lawn before i apply it or a couple of days later?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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In spring on Bahia we suggest waiting until after at least the second mowing before fertilizing. This is to ensure that the grass is actively growing. To obtain the best control of your weeds we suggest not mowing at least two days before your application and waiting at least 24 hours after the application before watering the product in, allowing it to dry, and then mowing.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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I have a bag of Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed that is a year or two old. Is it still good?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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The shelflife of this product is between 3-5 years, after this amount of time the weed control may gradually lose effectiveness.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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How long after i apply can i mow

asked 11 months ago
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Do not mow the lawn 2 days before and 2 days after applying the Turf Builder Weed & Feed
answered 11 months ago
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Grab Grass

What other product do I use at the same time (Spring) to prevent grabgrass. This will be the first feeding of the year (March-April)
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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This product does not control crabgrass. It is used in the late spring or early summer for the control of broadleaf weeds. Early spring applications usually involve Turf Builder with Halts Crabgrass Preventer.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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