This turf builder weed and feed should be applied with a mechanical spreader for even distribution. When using a spreader, Scotts Turf Builder Plus 2 spreader settings vary depending on the device. Set broadcast and rotary spreaders at 3.5, hand-held spreaders on 3 and drop spreaders on 5. Even if you’ve used the turf builder products for years, always check the package directions to ensure that the instructions haven’t changed.
Before applying any fertilizer or herbicide product, put on a mask, safety goggles, gloves, long sleeves, long pants and closed toe shoes. After applying the weed and feed and cleaning the spreader, wash your clothing in hot water and detergent to remove any dust or residue.
If you have a very small lawn, an alternative to the granular Scotts weed and feed products is the Scotts Liquid Turf Builder with Plus 2 Weed Control. This liquid fertilizer provides a quick boost of nitrogen as well as killing clover, dandelions and other weeds. Simply attach the garden hose and spray the lawn when the weeds are actively growing.
The Scotts website question-and-answer section states that grass seeds should be allowed to germinate and grow tall and strong enough to be mowed four times before you apply weed and feed. No entirely specific time period is provided, because different grass species grow at different rates, and growth is affected by many variables, including soil quality, temperature and rainfall or manual irrigation.
Wait for a calm day when temperatures are not expected to rise above 90 degrees Fahrenheit and no rainfall is expected for at least 24 hours. Water the lawn first to moisten the grass, or start the application when the grass is moist from dew. The product should be applied while weeds are actively growing in the lawn. A second application may be made, but wait at least 30 days — and do not use the product more than twice each year.
The Nitty Gritty.
Scotts Super Turf Builder with Plus 2 Weed Control, now called simply Super Turf Builder with Weed and Feed, contains more nitrogen and phosphorus than plain Turf Builder Weed and Feed, to provide faster green-up. Super Turf Builder contains 29 percent nitrogen, 2 percent phosphorus and 3 percent potassium, while plain Turf Builder contains 28 percent nitrogen, no phosphorus and 3 percent potassium. The active weed-killing ingredients are 2,4-D and mecoprop. Environmental health agencies in some areas list 2,4-D as a chemical known to cause cancer or birth defects, so use with caution.
A well-kept, healthy lawn should be plush, free of weeds and diseases, and as green as the neighbors’ envious hearts. Weed and feed products are designed to provide needed nutrients to the grass while poisoning weeds that want to steal the lawn’s food. Scotts Super Turf Builder with Plus 2 Weed Control works on several species of lawn grasses. While the company’s website recommends waiting four weeks to put down grass seed after applying the weed and feed, seeding first means waiting a different length of time before you use the product.
If you are unable to find Super Turf Builder Weed and Feed, Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action provides similar results. It kills weeds, prevents the new weeds from sprouting and feeds the grass.
Make sure the product does not spill or drift on the wind to desirable plants, and don’t use it within several feet of fruit or vegetable plants. Sweep up any fertilizer that drifts onto sidewalks or driveways and toss it back onto the lawn.
Timing Is Everything.
Scotts Turf Builder Plus 2 Liquid.
The Easy Sprayer is manufactured to deliver the product at a dilution rate that ensures the 2.8L hose-on bottle will cover up to 180m 2 with an effective supply of fertiliser as well as the correct application rate for the herbicides.
CAUTION: Keep out of reach of children.
Use Buffalo Weed, Feed & Green-Up if you are not sure of your grass type.
Lawn Builder Weed, Feed & Green-Up is a lawn treatment that kills weeds while it’s feeding and greening the lawn. A tried and true formulation now available as a hose-on in the Easy Sprayer bottle that puts the product on the lawn , not all over you and the rest of the garden.
Health and Safety.
To determine the size of your lawn, multiply the length x width in metres 1 large stride = approximately 1 metre.
For a complete guide on How to Use Scotts Lawn Builder™ Weed, Feed & Green Up Liquid Lawn Fertiliser, watch the video on this page and always check the packaging.
CAUTION: This product may cause staining of hard surfaces if wet. Avoid contact with hard surfaces and if contact does occur, hose off immediately.
HOW IT WORKS.
NPK 11.6 : 0.7 : 3.2.
Contains the selective broadleaf herbicide active constituents 2,4-D, mecoprop and dicamba acid.
HOW TO USE.
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How much do I need?
Read Safety Directions before opening or using.
SAFETY FIRST: Read the instructions on the product packaging before use and take particular note of any warnings or cautions on the label.
WHEN TO USE.
How do I apply it?
When the Easy Sprayer bottle is not being used or is being carried/transported, ensure the thumb switch on the handle grip is in the OFF position to prevent leakage.
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Always read the pack label and product instructions carefully before use. For further information relating to product safety please review the product data safety sheet link below.
You want to wait at least 2 days before mowing after applying Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3.
It is recommended not to mow within 2 days before or after application of Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3.
Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3 is safe for pets when it is used according to the product label. You want to make sure pets are not in the area while applying the product. Once the treated areas dry completely, chewing or eating grass will not be harmful and your pet can resume normal activity within the area.
It is recommended that you wait at least one month after an application of Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3 to reseed.
According to the product label, you do not want to water the lawn within 24 hours after application of Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3.
Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3 is a fertilizer and post-emergent herbicide, so it is designed to be used in late Spring when target weeds are young and actively growing. You can reapply after at least 30 days as long as your turf is listed as safe. Do not make more than 2 applications per year. In the fall, do not treat centipede after the first of October and do not treat bahia after the first of November. Wait at least one month after using this product to seed, sod, or plant grass sprigs. Please refer to the product label for complete instructions.
After applying Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3, weed stems will usually begin to twist and curl in several days, but a month or more may be required to see full control.
According to the product label, you do not want to water the lawn within 24 hours after application of Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3. It does not require watering in after application.
Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3 is a post emergent with fertilizers. It could have impacted the grass seed growth as you sould wait at least 3 weeks after application of a post emergent to seed.