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Scotts Scotts® Turf Builder® With SummerGuard®

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How long after applying can I apply any weed control?

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
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Fountain Inn, SC, 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 ago
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Kansas City, MO, USA
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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 8 months ago
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Marysville, OH, 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, 2 months ago
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Theo7272
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, 2 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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When can I apply Turf Builder after Summer Guard?

asked 11 months 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 11 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Late Summer Application OK in Cool Summer

It's been very cool here in Chicagoland. Temps are in the mid-70s, with only an occasional foray into the 80s. Though the bag says to apply only through June, the Summer fertilizer doesn't seem practical with the lack of heat. Would applying TB w/SG be ok this week? No rain in the forecast, either. Dry and 70s!
asked 11 months ago
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jakebig13
Chicago, IL, USA
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There is no problem applying the Turf Builder SummerGuard at this time.
answered 11 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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It is still hot here in east texas, can I use Scotts summergaurd this late in the year?

asked 10 months 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 10 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Can i use this on ryegrass?

asked 4 months, 2 weeks 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 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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What to do if we over fed our lawn

My husband accidentally used 5 times the recommended amount of Turf Builder on our lawn. What should we do?
asked 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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StitchPumpkin
Burbank, CA, USA
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Make sure the lawn is receiving enough water. You can try watering 1/2 inch of water every 2-3 days. If possible, follow this watering program for at least 3 weeks.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Marysville, OH, 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 1 month, 4 weeks 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 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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I use Scotts 4 Step program. Can I, and if so, when can I apply this? I live in Michigan.

asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Jillanne
Muskegon, MI, USA
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Yes, if you have an insect problem in your lawn you can substitute Turf Builder SummerGuard with the Step 3 application.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Marysville, OH, 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 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Richard1287
Shawnee, KS, USA
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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 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Marysville, OH, 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 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 ago
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Marysville, OH, 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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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, 5 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, 5 months ago
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Marysville, OH, 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 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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Marysville, OH, 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 2 months, 4 weeks 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 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Can I apply this one time for each month (June/July/August)

asked 1 year, 4 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, 4 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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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 4 weeks ago
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mikey
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 3 weeks, 3 days ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Should I continue with Turf Builder or switch to Turf Builder with Summer Guard for my next application on my Bahia lawn?

asked 4 weeks ago
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Lawngramp
Jupiter, FL, USA
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Turf Builder with SummerGuard should be used if you need to fertilize and have an insect problem in your lawn. If you do not have an insect problem, continue with the Turf Builder for Southern Lawns.
answered 3 weeks, 3 days ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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can I apply scotts turf builder to marathon grass

asked 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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Freddy
Arcadia
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Turf Builder with SummerGuard can be used on all turf grass types, including Marathon.
answered 3 weeks, 3 days ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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can i ues this product when dew is on grass

asked 1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, OH, USA
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