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Spectracide Spectracide ® Weed Stop ® for Lawns Crabgrass Preventer & Broadleaf Weed Killer Granules

Spectracide Weed Stop for Lawns Crabgrass Preventer & Broadleaf Weed Killer Granules will control all your lawn’s weeds in one application. Spectracide Weed Stop for Lawns Crabgrass Preventer & Broadleaf Weed Killer Granules will kill over 200 lawn weeds commonly found in home lawns, including dandelion, chickweed, thistle and clover, and will prevent crabgrass and other undesirable annual grasses. Kills existing broadleaf weeds up to 5 months Prevents crabgrass
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Can I use in early March in South Carolina on Bermuda grass even though the grass is still dormant. Weeds, however are growing

State: South Carolina
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Intermediate
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Yes, if weeds are already growing, you can apply. For best pre-emergent crabgrass control, we recommend waiting until you see your first dandelions of the season, however.
State: Missouri
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what if my dog ingests a granule or two?

My dog tends to root around in the grass so I am worried she may ingest a granule or two. Would that harm her?
State: Mississippi
Age: 45 to 54
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As long as you have applied as directed on the label (wet the lawn, then apply the granules), it's ok for your dog to re-enter the treatment area as soon as it has dried completely. Sniffing around is likely fine, but if your dog eats grass, you should keep him or her off of the treated lawn for 24 hours. For health-related concerns, please contact our first aid hotline at 1-800-633-2873.
State: Missouri
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Is this product safe for children ?

Is this product safe for children ? Especially how long after apply Weed Stop for Lawns Crabgrass Preventer is safe for children to play on lawn? and if I put it on vegetable garden, how long after application is safe for harvest?
State: Georgia
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You can use Spectracide Weed Stop for Lawns Crabgrass Preventer & Broadleaf Weed Killer Granules if you have children, but you'll want to make sure the treated area is completely dry before allowing them to use it. You should not use this product on vegetables -- it's just for use on listed lawn types.
State: Missouri
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What setting should I use on the Scotts Turf Builder mini spreader with Spectracide ® Weed Stop ® for Lawns Crabgrass Preventer & Broadleaf Weed Kill?

The spreader has settings from 1-12, and the appropriate settings are listed on the back of each product. I certainly can't buy a spreader for every different product I use!
State: North Carolina
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Shelby
asked 6 months ago
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That spreader is a broadcast spreader -- we recommend setting to 6.
State: Missouri
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Used this product on new sod

I layed new Florotam sod 10days ago. I went to Home Depot to get bug treatment for sod and the garden department said to put this Broadleaf weed killer down, I have watched it turn yellowish color. I have since been told this product is not recommended for new sod period. I went ahead and sprayed miracle grow on it today, Will this eventually kill grass. Why would it say will not harm lawns on front of bag.
State: Florida
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:LandoLakes
asked 7 months ago
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The damage you're seeing is likely a combination of applying to new sod that has not yet established roots and applying to floratam St. Augustinegrass at all. Both are restrictions for use listed on the bag.
State: Missouri
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Will weed stop granules work by leaching into the ground and killing the roots, or does it absolutely have to be resting on the plant?

State: Delaware
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Dover
asked 8 months ago
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The granules need to cling to plant surfaces for them to work effectively.
State: Missouri
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How long does it take too kill cloves i sprayed 2 days ago as directed they look strong

Thanks
State: Idaho
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Philly
asked 9 months ago
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You'll see results several days to a week after application -- it depends on temperature and rainfall.
State: Missouri
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Will this kill veronica

State: Washington
asked 9 months ago
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No, it's not listed for control of veronica.
State: Missouri
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how soon can you a feed product to the lawn?

how soon can you a feed product to the lawn, after putting down weed killer, without feed for lawns?
State: Georgia
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Intermediate
asked 9 months ago
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Wait at least 24 hours to apply fertilizer after using this product.
State: Missouri
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Is it too late to use this product in the end of May

My lawn is turning light green from all the crabgrass,
I need it gone, can I apply this after Memorial day in Georgia?
State: Georgia
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Dallas
asked 9 months ago
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It's too late to use as a crabgrass pre-emergent, but the granules will still kill established crabgrass. You should not apply in very dry conditions, though. Water before treating if necessary. In your area, we also recommend making a second application in six to eight weeks for best crabgrass control.
State: Missouri
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Will the Weed Stop for Lawns Plus Crabgrass Killer affect beneficial bugs and worms such as nematodes?

State: Maryland
asked 9 months ago
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No, this product will not affect bugs or worms.
State: Missouri
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Can you use this product on hybrid Bermudagrass (sodded)

Bermuda sod was laid in my yard. I know it is Bermudagrass, and am assuming it is hybrid due to the very thin blades and the fact it was laid with sod. It is starting to be inundated with weeds. I didn't use a pre-emergent and need to kill existing weeds, but am concerned about harming the grass.
State: North Carolina
asked 9 months ago
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Yes, you can use on Bermudagrass, but we do recommend waiting to treat until the sod is established (after you've had to mow three times).
State: Missouri
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How to remove cap to refill?

I bought this product so I could refill the bottle....just bought the refill concentrate and can not get the cap off...please send help!
State: Arizona
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Chandler
asked 9 months ago
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JK
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Which bottle are you trying to refill? The product you're referring to on our website is granular.
State: Missouri
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What setting should I use with a Speedy Green 2000 spreader?

State: Wisconsin
City:Milwaukee
asked 10 months ago
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Sue
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Set to 6.
State: Missouri
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How long should I wait after applying new grass seed?

State: New York
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:New York
asked 10 months ago
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You should wait until after the third mowing before using this product.
State: Missouri
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Do you need to water your lawn after application

Is there any requirement to water your lawn after the 24 hour waiting period is over if rain is not forecast in the near future?
State: New York
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Newark
asked 10 months ago
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No watering needed post-application (your regular watering schedule is ok after the initial 24 hours), but you will need to water before applying -- see the "How to Apply" section on the bag.
State: Missouri
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Product shelf life

Last year we applied Spectracide Weed Stop granules with great results, in 2 weeks all the weeds were gone. This year we applied it 17 days ago and the weeds are still actively growing. We used a leftover, unopened bag from last year that has been sitting in the garage. We also had a cold snap for a few days, night time temps dipped into the 30s, daytime 50s and 60s. Could use of an older bag or lower night time temps affect the performance of Weed Stop? Can we re-apply? How long should we wait?
State: Maryland
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
asked 10 months ago
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Using an older bag doesn't matter, but the cooler nighttime temperatures is likely slowing down your results. Please give it a few more days and let us know what kind of results you're getting. In your area, we advise you to make a second application six weeks after the first anyway, but if you're not getting weed kill in a week or so, we will likely recommend that you apply again.
State: Missouri
answered 10 months ago
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Can you mix weed stop with lawn insect killer?

I purchased Spectracide® Weed Stop plus Crabgrass preventer Granules for lawns and Spectracide® Triazicide® Insect Killer for Lawns Granules. Can I mix these products together and use them both together at the same time or do I have to apply them separately from each other?
State: Georgia
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Locust Grove
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You need to apply them separately.
State: Missouri
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It rained within 24 hr. Does that adversely affect the preemergent portion or just the weed killer?

Missouri weather can be quite unpredictable. We had some brief showers (not in the forecast) about 18-20 hrs after application. 7 days later, the weeds look fine and are beginning to flower. Do I need to reapply this product or can I use the hose end sprayer with weed stop only, no crabgrass preventer? And how long does the preemergent last?
State: Missouri
asked 10 months ago
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It likely washed off, and you probably need to reapply. We recommend using this product again if you're not seeing results from your first application. The granules will prevent crabgrass from germinating for up to 5 months.
State: Missouri
answered 10 months ago
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easy green spreader setting - Weed Stop

what setting do I use for the scotts easygreen spreader?
State: New York
asked 10 months ago
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Set your spreader to 28.
State: Missouri
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