If you want to prevent crabgrass, kill all the weeds you see (and those you don’t), and fertilize your lawn, then you may have been recommended Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action.
This 3-in-1 formula is a favorite among every homeowner and gardener that I know.
And while there are instructions on the bag, there is one thing that is not clear for most users.
The question is how soon can you seed after applying Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action?
You must wait 4 months after using Scotts Triple Action before seeding, according to Scotts.
Keep reading to learn more.
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How To Use Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action
The best time to apply Scotts Triple Action to your lawn is before you start seeing that annoying crabgrass sprouting up.
Or, after you start to notice dandelions appearing on your lawn.
However, you must wait until the outdoor temperature is ideal.
For application in the spring, you should apply Scotts Triple Action when the temperature is between 60F and 80F.
The lawn MUST be went from dew or watering before applying Scotts Triple Action to help the particles adhere to weed leaves.
After 24 hours have passed, you need to water the lawn to wash particles onto the soil.
Do not allow people and pets to re-enter the treated area until dusts have settled.
For best results, apply using a Scotts spreader.
Be sure to apply before the 3rd or 4th mowing of the year.
A fall application may be made to control fall-germinating winter weeds and cool season perennial weeds such as dandelion and clover.
On Bahiagrass and Centipedegrass lawns, wait until after the 2nd mowing of the year but DO NOT treat before mid-March.
In the fall, DO NOT treat Centipedegrass after the 1st of October and DO NOT treat Bahiagrass after the 1st of November.
Note that Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action is designed for use on Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Tall and Fine Fescue, Bermudagrass, Centipedegrass, Bahiagrass, and Zoysiagrass.
WHERE NOT TO USE
– Do not apply to newly seeded or sodded areas until after the 4th mowing.
– Do not seed, sod, rake or aerate for 4 months after application.
– Wait 5 months before applying the product on newly sprigged areas.
How Often To Apply Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action
Do not apply Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action to your lawn more than twice a year.
Be sure to allow at least 2 months between applications of this product.
Potential Problems Using Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action
You should know that there is the potential for problems when applying Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action to your lawn.
Under certain conditions, temporary discoloration may occur on Bermudagrass, Bahiagrass, Centipedegrass, and Zoysiagrass lawns.
Do not use on St. Augustinegrass (including Floratam), Dichondra, Lippa, Carpetgrass, or Bentgrass because it is not designed for that purpose.
To protect the environment, do not allow product to enter or run off into storm drains, gutters, sewers or drainage ditches.
Also note that after application, new weeds will sprout up white.
Bleaching like this is common and goes away after the first couple of cuts.
About Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action
Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action provides three benefits in one bag.
This 3-in-1 formula kills and prevents weeds, all while feeding and strengthening your lawn.
It kills broadleaf weeds, including dandelions and clover, and prevents crabgrass for up to 4 months.
It also prevents other listed grassy weeds, including barnyardgrass, fall panicum, foxtail, and annual bluegrass.
Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action can be applied to Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Tall Fescue, Fine Fescue, Bermudagrass, Bahiagrass, Centipedegrass, and Zoysiagrass.
As you can see, you should wait 4 months to seed after applying Scotts Triple Action to your lawn.
You should not apply to newly seeded or sodded areas until after the fourth mowing.
And, wait five months before applying the product on newly sprigged areas.