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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.
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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.
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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, 3 months ago
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Melanie
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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.
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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)
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Georgia, USA
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I live in central Florida. When is a good time to apply the product?

asked 1 year, 6 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, 6 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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how does bonus s affect trees and shrubs

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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, 6 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, 5 months ago
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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, 5 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?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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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.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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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, 4 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.
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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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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.
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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.
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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, 4 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, 3 months ago
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johnson434
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.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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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, 3 months ago
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mmhunt
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Both products contain a slow-release lawn food. You will need to wait at least six weeks between them.
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Marysville, OH, USA
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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, 3 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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Marysville, OH, USA
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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, 3 months ago
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Birmingham, AL, USA
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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.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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How long can I wait to water?

We are getting rain tomorrow morning, can I spread this evening and let the rain water or do I need to water before?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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Gulfport, MS, USA
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This product must be applied to a dry lawn, and watered in immediately after the application.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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What do you suggest for bermuda grass to control and kill weeds?

Not looking for a sprayer. I have an acre of lawn and looking for a broadcast.
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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Use Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed to feed the bermuda and kill the weeds. Apply to a wet lawn and do not water for 24 hours. Do not use the Scotts Bonus S Turf Builder Southern Weed and Feed. It is not compatible to bermuda grass.
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Marysville, OH, USA
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My grass goes right up to the edge of my vegetable garden, trees, and planters. How far away should I keep the Bonus S Weed & Feed from these areas?

I don't want to damage my oak tree, Mt. Laurel, knockout roses, fruit trees, etc. My grass goes right up to the edge. I have a vegetable garden that is next to the grass as well. How far away should I keep the Bonus S from these areas? My yard may be more weeds than St. Augustine at this point. Will there be large brown spots while weeds are dying and new Augustine is growing in? I am having some outdoor events and may want the green weeds over dead spots before I apply the product. How long should the process take so I can plan accordingly?
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asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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Scotts Bonus S Southern Weed & Feed should not be used within drip zone of all trees and shrubs include fruit and nut trees. We suggest keeping the product at least 24 inches (2 feet) away from any edible plant or garden. It may take several days to see the weed twist and curl and several weeks for the weed to be completely killed. The time frame is based on the weed and conditions such as water and temperatures. In patches where there are more weeds then grass you may end up with bare or brown spots until the existing or new grass fills in.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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What happened to my Grass?

Used this procduct for the first time this year and now i have dried spots throughout my yard. The grass in my yard is St. Augustine. I have an irrigation system and run it once a day. I have never had this problem in the past with other brands. At this point i have no clue, and am dissapointed as I have always had one of the nicest yards on my street..now it looks Horrible..
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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We are sorry that you have experienced problems with your lawn following an application of Scotts Turf Builder Bonus S Southern Weed & Feed. This product has proven to be a good product and has been thoroughly tested on the grass varieties listed on the label when applied according to label directions.
Damage can occur if products are accidentally over applied or applied to drought and heat stressed turf. We have sent a followup contact to the email that you have registered with that include some additional recommendations.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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Timetable

I live in eastern NC and have centipede. I put down Bonus S 2 weeks ago and now want to seed bare spots left from weeds so when can I do so? Also I want to put down Green Max so with seeding and using Bonus S when is the best time? By the way it is looking great so far I am using these products for the first time really any products and Scotts is really impressing me with ease of use and this site is a great source of info. Thanks Jeremy in East NC
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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You can not seed for 6 months after using this product. However, you may sod, or sprig your bare areas after waiting 1 month. Scotts Green Max will not interfere with seeding or sodding, to avoid over fertilization be sure to space you lawn fertilizer applications at least 6 weeks apart. Also, be sure to follow all fertilizer directions and avoid getting the Green Max on anything but the lawn, as it does contain iron which can stain concrete and pavers.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Marysville, OH, USA
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