Scotts Weed Seed

Wear and tear, the weather and your pet pooch can often play havoc with lawns, changing them from broad sweeps of lush green to what may resemble pock-marked playing fields! Regular repairing with quality lawn seed will bring tired lawns back to their full glory Can I Put Down Scotts Super Turf Builder Plus 2 If I Overseeded Four Weeks Ago?. 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 … Read customer questions about Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3 and get help with Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3

Scotts Lawn Builder™ Seed & Feed Sun & Shade Lawn Seed

Wear and tear, the weather and your pet pooch can often play havoc with lawns, changing them from broad sweeps of lush green to what may resemble pock-marked playing fields! Regular repairing with quality lawn seed will bring tired lawns back to their full glory

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FEATURES

  • Scotts Lawn Builder™ Seed & Feed Sun & Shade is a blend of grass seeds tolerating varying conditions
  • Includes Scotts Lawn Builder™ Seed & Turf Starter Slow Release Lawn Fertiliser provides the new grass with nutrients for up to three months
  • Once established this blend thrives in full sun or heavy shade

Coverage

SUITABLE FOR

  • Sowing and repair of most lawns in full sun to medium to heavy shade

NOT SUITABLE FOR

  • Do not attempt to raise lawn seed in very dense shade – lawn grasses need direct sun for at least part of the day to thrive

HOW IT WORKS

  • Scotts Lawn Builder™ Seed & Feed works by delivering a blend of lawn seeds and lawn starter fertiliser that is easy to apply and care for during the first few weeks until established

HOW TO USE

For a new lawn

  1. Turn over the top 10cm of soil and break up clods to produce a fine, weed-free surface
  2. For best results, apply a 3cm layer of Scotts Lawn Builder™ Topdress Mix and rake over again
  3. Determine the size of your area in square metres by multiplying the length by the width. (1 large stride = 1 metre approx)
  4. Shake the box well and apply approximately 4 handfuls (65g/m 2 ) by moving backwards as you scatter the seed
  5. Ensure the seed is evenly dispersed and lightly rake over
  6. Deeply water the area using a soft spray and keep the area evenly moist until the seedlings reach 5-8cm tall
  7. First mow when seedlings reach 8-10cm tall
  8. After 3 months, fertilise the whole lawn with Scotts Lawn Builder™ All Purpose Slow Release Lawn Fertiliser
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Oversowing

  1. Closely mow the existing lawn
  2. Shake the box well before use and apply approximately 2 handfuls (33g) of the product per square metre by moving backwards as you scatter the seed
  3. Try to ensure the seed is evenly dispersed
  4. Deeply water the area using a soft spray and keep the area evenly moist during the first 2-3 weeks
  5. After 3 months, fertilise the whole lawn with Scotts Lawn Builder™ All Purpose Slow Release Lawn Fertiliser

For a complete guide on How to Use Scotts Lawn Builder™ Seed & Feed Sun & Shade, check the packaging

WHEN TO USE

Best used in early Spring and late Summer – early Autumn – avoid using in extremes of weather

SAFETY INFORMATION

CAUTION: This product may cause staining of hard surfaces if wet. Avoid contact with hard surfaces and if contact does occur, sweep off immediately

SAFETY FIRST: Read the instructions on the product packaging before use and take particular note of any warnings or cautions on the label

See the Safety Data Sheet for this product

TECHNICAL DETAILS

A proprietary blend of seeds including tall fescue, unhulled couch, perennial rye, creeping red fescue

Includes Scotts Lawn Builder™ Seed & Turf Starter Slow Release Lawn Fertiliser

Health and Safety

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.

Can I Put Down Scotts Super Turf Builder Plus 2 If I Overseeded Four Weeks Ago?

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.

Healthy Lawn Chemistry

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.

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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.

Timing Is Everything

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.

The Nitty Gritty

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.

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.

Scotts Turf Builder Plus 2 Liquid

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.

Use It Carefully

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.

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Do not apply on St. Augustine grass, including the Floratam variety. St. Augustine grasses (Stenotaphrum secundatum) grow best in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 10. The product is not appropriate for carpet grass (Axonopus affinis), which thrives in USDA zones 9 through 10, or dichondra (Dichondra spp.), a creeping ground cover often used in place of standard lawn grass in USDA zones 7 through 11.

Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3 – Questions & Answers

Will Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3 harm my dog?
My dog eats grass sometimes. I’m concerned about my dog’s health and don’t want him to get sick or even die after fertilizing my lawn. Should I just quit fertilizing?

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 not to mow within 2 days before or after application of Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3.

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.

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.

When is the best time to apply Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed 3 to my lawn, and how often can I use it?

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.