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Windermere, Florida - Not working

I have been using Bonus S for over 3 years now and it is not working. I apply 4 times a year and my yard is full of dollar weed. The most recent application was Jan. 18th and I'm wondering if I can apply if again soon. I have a landscape company that mows my lawn but I want to apply the fertilizer. Unfortunately, my lawn is the worst on the street. I apply in the middle of the day and turn on the sprinkler system. What else can I do? The sprinkler system is set to come on twice a week...in the morning at 5:00 AM.
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
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Windermere, FL, USA
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John, the food in Bonus S will last for 6 to 8 weeks. You cannot reapply the product sooner than that. It sometimes takes up to six weeks to get complete control of the listed weeds, depending on the weather conditions. If, after that, you aren't totally satisfied, you should get in touch with us about our No Quibble Guarantee. Please note, the product is limited to two uses per year.

Dollarweed really loves water. You may want to adjust your sprinkler system to make sure you are only watering about a half of an inch each time.
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Perhaps the sprinkler system is watering to the point of runoff and the lawn is not absorbing the ingredients to the allow effectiveness?
We apply in the evening hours, watering immediately afterwards (estimated one inch of water) If you need to water daily then perhaps only at 5 am. Less frequent, longer watering encourages deeper grass roots and thicker turf. Also think about using Fall and Winterguard turf builders to thicken the turf and muscle out the weeds and apply the Bonus S early spring (Feb).
Good luck! Our new home's lawn was not maintained and the dollar weed looked like carpet and Bonus S worked wonders with only 2 applications 4 weeks apart.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Georgia, USA
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I once lived in Lee County, near Ft Myers and the soil was all sand. I found that if I applied the Bonus and then LIGHTLY watered the stuff in I got much better response to weed killing and green up. I'm guessing that you're over watering the product after application, and just washing it away. I know they say to apply then water, but you might want to try the reverse, water then apply.
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When will it start killing weeds?

I put down new sod in my yard last spring. This winter. early spring, I have a TON of weeds growing. This weekend we put down the Bonus S and followed the instructions. Just wondering how long does it take to start killing the weeds? And, if nothing is happening, when should I reapply?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
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You should begin to see yellowing or browning of the weeds within 2 to 3 weeks following the application of Turf Builder Bonus S Southern Weed & Feed. Extreme weather conditions, such as high or low temperatures or a severe lack of rain, may delay total control for up to a month.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Within the first week after application, dollar weed began to shrivel and die. We waited 4 weeks for the next application. If the dollar weed are gone, you may need to use one of the Turf Builder Weed & Feed with Plus 2 control for broad leaf weeds (dandelions etc)
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Georgia, USA
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I have heard that Scotts Weed and Feed, if applied late winter or early spring will keep crab grass going to seed. Is there any truth in this?

asked 7 months ago
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craby
La Porte, TX, USA
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Generally speaking this will not kill nor control Crab Grass, however I have had good luck using the pre-emergence product, Halts, along with baking soda to spot treat any "living" crab grass.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Orlando, FL, USA
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Mainly use in Oct and March to help with the weeds, use Halts Crabgrass preventer in Early December and Mid Feb to help the seeds from becoming weeds too,

Use both Halts crabgrass preventer in Early Dec and Mid Feb

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USe Scotts bonus S in OCt and March to help prevent the seeds from becoming weeds
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Strauss
orlando,florida
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Which shade tolerant grass do you recommend for south Florida?

Which one of these St. Augustine grasses would you recommend planting under carrotwood trees that create lots of shade? DeltaShade, Bitterblue, Captiva, Delmar or Seville? My Floratam does not grow very well under these trees. I live in South Florida.
Can I use Bonus S on shade tolerant grasses?
Thanks.
asked 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Stairclimber
Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA
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Most of the St. Augustine cultivars you have listed are known for their shade tolerance. You may want to speak with a nursery professional from your area to determine which cultivar will fit your unique needs the best. Scotts Bonus S Southern Weed & Feed can be used on all types of Saint Augustine (including Floratam), centipede, zoysia and carpetgrass lawns.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Delmer and yes, you can use Scotts bonus s
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Strauss
orlando,florida
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We used Scott's Bonus S without the weed control the end of May, but we have noticed a lot of weeds. We live in Georgia. Is it too late in the summer

to apply weed control?
asked 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Georgia
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Scotts Bonus S Southern Weed & Feed can be applied twice a year to listed lawns. If applying when temperatures are above 80 degrees make sure to immediately water the lawn after the application. As a best practice it would be better to wait until the fall.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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use it instead in Mid March, you are using it TOO late in the season
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Strauss
orlando,florida
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I live in central Florida. When is a good time to apply the product?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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Manuel
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Bonus S can be applied anytime weeds are actively growing in your lawn. Check out our Lawn care program builder tool for the best time in your area. http://tinyurl.com/88beplr
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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how does bonus s affect trees and shrubs

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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Bonus S Southern Weed & Feed is a combination of lawn food and a weed killer called atrazine. Atrazine is a selective herbicide that interferes with energy production in plants. Because it is mostly absorbed by the roots, it can harm trees and shrubs. We recommend that you avoid applying this product under the dripline of trees or shrubs. You should also keep it two feet away from ornamental plantings and mulched beds.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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I spread Bonus S and it got on my trees

This is my first time using this product and I didn't see any indication on the bag that this shouldn't be used near trees. I spread this product all around my Leyland Cypress trees which are fairly young (6-8 feet). What should I do to make sure they aren't harmed??? I just spread and watered the product a few hours ago.
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
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Houston, TX, USA
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Since the product has already been watered in there is nothing to do but wait and see if damage occurs.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Combination Grass

My lawn has a combination of St. Augustine and some Bermuda and the instructions state not to use on Bermuda. So I guess that I can't use it because of the Bermuda; is that correct? Also, it doesn't state whether it's safe for pets; is it?
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You are correct, you will not be able to use Scotts Bonus S Southern Weed & Feed on your lawn as it can damage the bermuda grass.

When used according to package directions, Bonus S will not pose a health or safety risk for your pets. As a precaution, we suggest keeping the animals out of the area while the product is being applied. Once the product has been watered into the soil and the grass has dried, it will be safe for animals to re-enter the area. If you are not sure how long it will take for an area to dry, wait 24 hours before allowing your pets back into the area.
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Marysville, OH, USA
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I live in North Florida ,when is the earlies Ican use Bonus S on my yard.

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
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This timing depends a lot on your lawn type. You can use Bonus S when your lawn and weeds are actively growing. For a detailed lawn program based on your zipcode and lawn type give us a call at 1-877-465-5160.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Can I use both Bonus S and Green Max on the same lawn?

I would like to use the Bonus S to kill my weeds in the early spring. I also purchased the Green Max to help green up the lawn, How long after using the Bonus S must I wait before using the Green Max. about 2=3 months or should I wait longer?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
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Central Alabama
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To avoid applying too much fertilizer you must wait at least 6-8 weeks between applications of lawn fertilizers.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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I live in Northwest Florida and I was curious to see if Scotts Bonus S Southern Weed & Feed could be applied to to newly laid centipede sod?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
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Scotts Turf Builder Bonus S Southern Weed & Feed should not be applied to newly sodded Centipede lawns until the new grass has grown enough to have been mowed at least twice.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Accidentally used on Bermuda Grass

I applied Bonus S to bermuda grass without seeing that it was not to be used on bermuda grass. On the bag, there is normally a 'Where to apply' and 'Where not to apply' and there was neither on this bag so I assumed it was ok for all lawns. I applied it March 3, as it has been in the mid 70s in Texas for the last couple of weeks. Will I lose my lawn??
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
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I am sorry for the experience you had with the Bonus S Southern Weed & Feed. It is possible that this can damage your bermuda lawn.

Unfortunately there is no way to neutralize the Bonus S. We suggest normal watering (1/2" every 2 to 3 days) and waiting to see if any damage occurs.

If you would like to discuss this further, please contact us at 877-465-5160.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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I live in North Carolina

My back lawn is infected with weeds and I have a mixture of centepede and Bermuda. I plan on getting rid of the Bermuda and re-seed the whole back yard with Scotts centepede with mulch. Should I use the Bonus S and how long do I wait till I seed? Any recommendation will be appreciated.
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
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New Bern North Carolina
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Turf Builder Bonus S, is not an ideal solution for your scenario. You must wait 6 months after using Bonus S before reseeding. From the sound of it you may want to evaluate if a lawn renovation would be more practical. We have sent a lawn renovation technical bulletin to the email address that you have used to register with.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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using bonus is there a waiting time before mowing & baging?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
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central florida
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Mowing can be done anytime before the application. After the application mowing and bagging should be completed once the application has been watered in and allowed to dry.
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Marysville, OH, USA
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I used Scott Bonus S about 3weeks ago how soon can I apply Scott Turf Builder

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
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Both products contain a slow-release lawn food. You will need to wait at least six weeks between them.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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It rained right after applying..what should I do?

As I was putting out the weed and feed it randomly came a downpour..
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
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There is no need to do anything. The rain will carry the active ingredient into the soil to start it working. The slow-release lawn food will not wash away. In fact, the label recommends that you water right after application.
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Can I find this in California

Got lots of weeds and St. Augustine grass hard to find a weed killer that won't kill my grass.
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
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Unfortunately, this product is not available for sale in California. We suggest Ortho Weed B Gon Max for Southern Lawns for treating weeds on your St Augustine lawn. While this can be used on St Augustine lawns it cannot be used on a specific type of St Augustine, called Floratam, so you may want to test this product, to ensure it is compatible, in a small area before treating your entire yard.
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When and if I should apply second treatment

I spread this product on my yard the first of the month, and would like to know how long between treatments.
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
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Wait six to eight weeks in between applications of the Scotts Bonus S Southern Weed and Feed.
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Zoysia Lawn with heavy weeds in North MS

After an extremely wet winter, weeds are out of control.

I have put down an application of Bonus S and I'm sure I will need a second application in 6-8 weeks (late May). Is it suggested to use this product again or switch to a 2-4 D product for weed control in zoysia?
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You can reapply Scotts Bonus S Southern Weed and Feed or Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed six weeks after applying the Scotts Bonus S Southern Weed and Feed. Either product will work for a zoysia lawn.
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