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Scotts Scotts® Turf Builder® With SummerGuard®

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Our lawn is very dry, we have not had much rain. Is it ok to apply summerguard now.

asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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QueenBeav
Northfield MN
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If the soil is dry and cracked we recommend watering the lawn in and allowing it to dry before application. It is also important to apply this to an actively growing lawn. If the lawn in a dormant state from extreme heat or lack of water you should not apply any fertilizer.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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sure,just water your lawn. This will not burn your lawn. Just follow directions
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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milcar1
Lakewood, CA, USA
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By all means-- I just applied it a week ago where I live in southeast Arizona and it's getting the bugs chewing up my grass. (When it rains here it's big news).
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Queen Creek, AZ, USA
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Do not put this or any type of fertilizer on drought lawn. Products have to be watered in thoroughly or you could kill your lawn.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Jacksonville, FL
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Can I use SummerGuard on St Augustine Floratam

Most weed control products state that they should not be used on St augustine Floratam grass. I'm in Florida the temp has been averaging 90 and would like to know if it is safe to use on my Floratam grass.
asked 3 months ago
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Tampa, FL, USA
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It is good to be cautious when applying products to your Floratam lawn, especially when temperatures are high. Scotts Turf Builder with Summerguard is a fertilizer and insect control product, it does not control weeds. The product is safe for all grass types including Floratam. If your temperatures are expected to be over 85 degrees, make sure to water immediately after the application. Do not apply, if you are not able to regularly water your lawn when temperatures are high.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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I have been using Scotts Summer guard for well over 15 years. It is great. No more cinch worms in my St. Augustine. I swear by it.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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milcar1
Lakewood, CA, USA
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Absolutely! I live in Jacksonville and I have St. Augustine Floratam as well.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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RosalynJac
Jacksonville, FL
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How long this product last after opened.

After opened the product how long it'll last? Can I use it the next summer? My lawn is 2500sqft and this package come to feed 500sqft.
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
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Colmana
Katy, TX, USA
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This product has a shelf life of 3-5 years. Make sure to seal the bag closed and store it in a cool, dry place.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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If you store the package in a relatively cool, dry place you should have no problems using it for next summer. By the way, if you were only able to cover 500 sq ft you are using way too much product and most likely you're using a much higher setting on your spreader than is recommended.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Romero
Queen Creek, AZ, USA
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Can I apply this one time for each month (June/July/August)

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
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Ruddy
Bethpage, NY 11714, USA
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To avoid over fertilization, you must wait at least 6-8 weeks between applications of a lawn fertilizer. If increased insect activity is an issue between fertilizer applications you can use Ortho Bug B Gon Max Insect Killer for Lawns.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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I'm not at all sure why you would want to do this, but the answer is no, as you will damage your lawn from excess fertilizer and insecticide. It is recommended you wait at least six weeks between applications for any type fertilizer feeding.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Romero
Queen Creek, AZ, USA
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can i ues this product when dew is on grass

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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georgiaboy
chesapeake virginia
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This should be applied to a dry lawn, and watered in shortly after the application.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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Yes. But I would recommend not using a drop spreader and instead use a hand-held rotary spreader otherwise you will find much of the product clogging into the wheel wells. Also be sure to water in the product immediately following application.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Romero
Queen Creek, AZ, USA
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What's the maximum waiting time before watering lawn?

With a 2 acre property and no sprinkler system, I need to wait until it rains to water the product into the lawn. If I apply the product and expect rain within 24 hours, is that exceptible? Or will it burn my lawn by waiting 24 hours?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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As long as temperatures stay below 90 degrees, waiting for water is not a concern. If it is very hot, you would want to be sure it was going to rain soon after application.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Waiting will not harm your lawn. But the product does need to be watered in to be effective.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Queen Creek, AZ, USA
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How soon after seeding a lawn can this be applied?

Seeded lawn 1 month ago.
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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bap1
Manalapan Township, NJ, USA
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You can reseed any time before after the application of Turf Builder Summerguard.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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It's too early. This product is for an established lawn, meaning a lawn in existence, I would estimate, for at least 3 months, maybe longer. If you applied, as you should have, a starter fertilizer, then that would be all that is required until the lawn becomes established.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Romero
Queen Creek, AZ, USA
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After applying Scotts Turf Builder w/SummerGuard when is it safe for my dog to go on the lawn ?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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Craftsman
Northern New Jersey
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We recommend that you water this product in after applying. Once the water has dried, it will be safe for your dog to go back in the treated area.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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After you have watered in the product, wait until your grass is dry before allowing your pets access to the lawn.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Romero
Queen Creek, AZ, USA
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It rained this afternoon, can I put the summerguard down this evening?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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The ground can be wet but the grass blades need to be dry when applying the Turf Builder with Summerguard.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Yes, but water it in afterwards even though it rained earlier in the day.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Romero
Queen Creek, AZ, USA
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When can I apply Turf Builder after Summer Guard?

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
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homergq
Lynbrook, NY, USA
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We suggest waiting at least 6-8 weeks between applying products that contain a lawn fertilizer.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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Wait about 6 weeks.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Romero
Queen Creek, AZ, USA
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It is still hot here in east texas, can I use Scotts summergaurd this late in the year?

asked 1 year ago
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Longview, TX, USA
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You may use Turf Builder with SummerGuard anytime you need to fertilize and control lawn damaging insects. Be sure to space lawn fertilization at least 6 weeks apart, and if temperatures are expected to be above 85 Fahrenheit, water the application in immediately after application.
answered 1 year ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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I just applied Summerguard here last week in Southeast Arizona, like I do every year when it is wretchedly hot, and the product does a fine job controlling the insects while feeding my hybrid Bermuda.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Romero
Queen Creek, AZ, USA
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Can i use this on ryegrass?

asked 6 months ago
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JohnG
San Antonio, TX, USA
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Turf Builder with Summerguard may be used on all lawn types including Ryegrass.
answered 6 months ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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Absolutely.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Romero
Queen Creek, AZ, USA
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What's a good plan to kill grubworms?

I live in East Tennessee and I'm planning to put down TB with SummerGuard in early June. Does TB with SummerGuard kill grub worms or do I need to purchase a separate product like Scotts GrubEx?
asked 5 months ago
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Rusty
Tennessee, USA
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No this product does not control grubs. To control grubs, we suggest using Scotts GrubEx sometime April-July before the grubs begin to hatch in your area.
answered 5 months ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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Definitely use GrubEX, a good product specifically targeted for grubs, which Summer guard, though a decent summer insecticide, is not a grub eliminator.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Romero
Queen Creek, AZ, USA
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I appiled the Grub EX 3 weeks ago. How long do I have to wait to apply the TB summerguard?

asked 5 months ago
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Lenny
Pemberton Township, NJ, USA
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Allow at least 2 weeks between your applications of Scotts Grubex and Scotts Turf Builder with Summerguard.
answered 5 months ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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No need to wait; apply it now, you won't have any problems with cross reactions of chemicals damaging your lawn.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Romero
Queen Creek, AZ, USA
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How many applications of Scotts Turf Builder should be given before the Summer guard is applied

I have newly laid sod and I will be using the turf Builder Lawn Food. What time should elapse before using the the summer guard
asked 4 months ago
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jessica
fort worth, texas
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Wait 6-8 weeks between applications of Turf Builder Lawn Food and Turf Builder SummerGuard.
answered 4 months ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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I mix my Summer Guard with the Turf Builder. I use it three times a year. Around may, August and November. i have very good results with this method.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Lakewood, CA, USA
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This this product safe for lawns with pets

Is this product safe for my lawn with small dogs and cats?
asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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When applied according to the label directions Turf Builder with Summerguard is safe to use in areas when pets (such as cats and dogs) live and play. Keep pets out of the treated area until the application has been watered in and allowed to dry.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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i have had dogs. I never saw any effects on the dogs
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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milcar1
Lakewood, CA, USA
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can I apply scotts turf builder to marathon grass

asked 3 months ago
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Arcadia
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Turf Builder with SummerGuard can be used on all turf grass types, including Marathon.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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Absoulutly. My neighbor across the street has marathon grass and is using Scotts Turf Builder.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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milcar1
Lakewood, CA, USA
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How long after applying can I apply any weed control?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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We suggest waiting at least 1 week between applying this product and a weed control. If you plan on using another control product that contains a fertilizer we suggest waiting at least 6 weeks, to avoid over fertilization of the area.
answered 10 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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The label has the answer, and the label is available from a link on this site.

"Do not use any other weed, disease, or insect control products for at least one week after application."
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Kansas City, MO, USA
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How long should I wait to mow my lawn after using summerguard?

That's it.
asked 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Scotts Turf Builder SummerGuard can be applied the day of mowing. If mowing after the application, water the product in and allow the lawn to dry.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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I have never waited more than 2-3 days. I usually try to apply right before a rain. If I miss the rain, I just let the morning dew dissolve it for 2-3 days, then mow. I have never watered it in and I haven't had any problems.

It may be very different up in NY though.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Reserve, LA, USA
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Should I use this in my area in the Summer?

My Lawn Care Plan doesn't recommend using this during the summer in my 62326 area code? Is there a reason? Would it be better not to fertilize my lawn during the typical hot dry summer months?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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Colchester, IL 62326, USA
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As long as your lawn stays green, you can still feed it with our slow-release lawn food products in the summer. However, we don't suggest you use SummerGuard unless you want to feed and control insects. If you need to feed the lawn, but have no insects to control, we suggest using Turf Builder Lawn Food.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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