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This means up to 2X more powerful** dandelion and clover control, in fact it’s guaranteed* to clear out dandelions and clover. It does all this while also feeding your lawn to build strong, deep roots to crowd out future weeds.

Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed₃

Overview & Benefits

The improved Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed3 features Scotts newest technology in the fight against weeds. WeedGrip™ Technology grips the weeds you see and the ones you don’t.

This means up to 2X more powerful** dandelion and clover control, in fact it’s guaranteed* to clear out dandelions and clover. It does all this while also feeding your lawn to build strong, deep roots to crowd out future weeds.

It’s Scotts most powerful Weed & Feed ever!
**versus previous formulation

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Coverage area

2,500 sq. ft., 5,000 sq. ft., 12,000 sq. ft., and 15,000 sq. ft.

Where to use

Use on bluegrass, fescue, ryegrass, bermudagrass, zoysia, centipede, and bahiagrass lawns. Some temporary discoloration may occur on bermuda, bahia, centipede, and zoysia lawns.

How to use

1) Check the Weather: If rain is in the forecast in the next 24 hours, apply another day. Rain can wash the particles off of weed leaves before it has a chance to work properly.

2) Fill and Set Spreader: Applying Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed requires a lawn spreader. If you need a new spreader, you can find one here. Refer to the Spreader Settings section above to set your spreader properly.

3) Apply to Wet Lawn: Make sure the grass is wet from dew or sprinkling before applying. This helps particles adhere to weed leaves to produce best results. For even application walk at a steady pace slightly overlapping each pass. After applying this product you don’t water your lawn for at least 24 hours. Just like rain, watering your lawn after applying Weed & Feed washes the weed control particles off of weed leaves before they can fully work.

4) Clean-Up: Sweep product from hard surfaces onto the lawn to keep valuable feeding nutrients on the grass and out of storm drains.

Where not to use

Do not use on St Augustinegrass (including Floratam), Dichonda, Lippia, Carpetgrass, and Bentgrass lawns as injury may occur.

When to apply

Apply when weeds are actively growing and daytime temperatures are between 60°F and 90°F. In the northern US, weeds are most active April-September. In the southern US, weeds are most active March-September. If you have recently applied another fertilizer (e.g. Scotts® Turf Builder® Lawn Food or Scotts® Turf Builder® Halts® Crabgrass Preventer with Lawn Food) wait at least 30 days to apply Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed.

How often to apply

Apply up to two times per year. Wait at least 30 days between applications.

Overview Tips

  • Up to 2X more powerful vs. previous formulation
  • Clears out Dandelions & Clover – Guaranteed* (*See Scotts No-Quibble Guarantee on back panel)
  • Scotts® most powerful weed and feed
  • Feeds to thicken lawn and crowd out weeds

Spreader Settings

Scotts® Broadcast & Rotary Spreaders | Setting 3.5
Scotts® Turf Builder® Edgeguard® Mini Broadcast Spreader, Scotts® Turf Builder® Edgeguard® DLX Broadcast Spreader, Scotts® PRO Edgeguard® Broadcast Spreader, Scotts® Deluxe™ Edgeguard® Broadcast Spreader, Scotts® SpeedyGreen Broadcast Spreader, Scotts® LawnPro® Broadcast Spreader, Scotts® Basic™ Broadcast Spreader, Scotts® Standard™ Broadcast Spreader

Scotts® Wizz™ Spreader | Setting 4

Scotts® EasyGreen® Spreader | Setting 25 1/2

Scotts® Hand-Held Spreaders | Setting 3
Scotts® Handy Green® II Hand-Held Broadcast Spreader, Scotts® Easy Hand-Held Broadcast Spreader

Scotts® Drop Spreaders | Setting 5
Scotts® AccuGreen® Drop Spreader, Scotts® Turf Builder® Classic Drop Spreader

Scotts® Elite Spreader | Setting 3 1/2


Kills dandelions, clover, and other major lawn weeds. Full list: Aster, Bindweed, Bittercress, Black Medic, Buckhorn, Bull Thistle, Burclover, Buttonweed, Canada Thistle, Carpetweed, Catsear (Coast Dandelion), Chickweed, Chicory, Cinquefoil, Clover (Hop), Clover (Red), Clover (White), Cudweed, Curly Dock, Dandelion, Dichondra, Dollarweed, English Daisy, Evening primrose, Filaree, Fleabane, Ground Ivy, Hawkweed, Healall, Henbit, Horseweed, Knotweed, Lambsquarters, Lespedeza (Seedling), Lippia (Matchweed), Mallow, Moneywort, Morning Glory, Pepperweed, Pigweed, Plantain, Pursiane, Pusley, Ragweed, Red Sorrel (Sheep Sorrel), Scarlet Pimpernel, Shepherd’s-purse, Smartweed, Sowthistle, Spurweed, Vetch, Wild Carrot, Yarrow, Yellow rocket

Our Environment

Well-fed lawns are more efficient at using available water. Feeding with Scotts® lawn food helps grow a thick lawn with more roots to better absorb water and nutrients than an unfed lawn. This helps protect your lawn against heat, drought and other stresses. Remember your lawn will begin to wilt when water is needed. As much as possible take advantage of nature’s sprinkler and rely on the rain to water your lawn.


Scotts No-Quibble Guarantee®: If for any reason you, the consumer, are not satisfied after using this product, you are entitled to get your money back. Simply send us evidence of purchase and we will mail you a refund check promptly. For more details, click here.

Selective herbicides are classified as pre-emergents or post-emergents. There are differences between both types. We’ve explained them below.

Weed Control

So where did all of your weeds come from?

They were always there.

Weed seeds can remain dormant in the soil for years. Weeds wait until the proper environment is created to grow. Tilling the soil, while creating a nice seed bed, brings dormant and buried weed seeds to the surface. Top soil has weed seed in it and carries problems, as well. Processed loam is not weed-free. Mulches have weeds in them. Even wind spreads weed seeds as it blows. Yes, the bad news is weeds are everywhere. The good news is they can be properly controlled.

Controlling Weeds with a Thick, Healthy Lawn

Weeds growing in a lawn disrupt the visual uniformity of it. The irregular leaf shapes, growth habits, and color differences of weeds make them highly undesirable for most lawn owners.

Weeds are symptomatic of a weakened turf, not the cause of it. Understanding this fact helps explain the major reason for weed encroachment into turf. Thin grass, bare spots, and poor growth are the key factors that allow weeds to invade desirable lawn areas. Such conditions happen because of the following:

1. Planting inferior grass seed varieties.
2. Poor soil management, such as improper pH, soil compaction, and lack of organic matter.
3. Bad turf management, like inadequate fertilizer programs which greatly overuse synthetic nitrogen.
4. Low mowing height that injures healthy grass.
5. Excessive wear patterns caused by equipment activity.

It is evident that a healthy growing lawn via better cultural practices is your first – and best – line of defense against weeds.

Types of weeds:

Lawn weeds can be divided into two basic groups – grassy weeds (crabgrass, goosegrass, orchardgrass, etc.) and broadleaf weeds (dandelions, clover, chickweed, etc.).

If weed seeds are unavo >Selective herbicide classifications

Selective herbicides are classified as pre-emergents or post-emergents. There are differences between both types. We’ve explained them below.

Pre-emergent lawn weed control

Pre-emergent herbicides. These type of herbicides are applied to the lawn prior to weed seed germination and form a barrier to them at, or right below, the soil surface. Pre-emergents work by preventing cell division during seed germination.

Green-Up Lawn Food with Crabgrass Preventer. This combination of lawn food and grassy weed preventer feeds lawns for up to three months and prov >pre – and post -emergent crabgrass control . Green-Up Lawn Food with Crabgrass Preventer not only prevents crabgrass (and many other grassy weeds) all season, but also controls crabgrass after it grows up to the third-leaf stage! Green-Up Lawn Food with Crabgrass Preventer can be applied as early as mid-March or as late as early June.

Crabgrass Preventer Plus New Seeding Fertilizer. If you want to seed in the spring AND prevent crabgrass, then Crabgrass Preventer Plus New Seeding Fertilizer is your choice. By using a special ingredient called, “Tupersan”, which can tell the difference between weedy grasses and good grasses, Crabgrass Preventer Plus New Seeding Fertilizer allows users to seed and feed their lawn for two months, while also preventing crabgrass for up to one month! Though the pre-emergent control of Tupersan is far less than normal crabgrass preventers (one month versus four months), the ability to seed with it allows the grass seed to germinate BEFORE the crabgrass does! In other words, the latter actions “crowds out” crabgrass seeds from growing in the turf. Remember, your best ally against ANY weed is a thick, healthy turfgrass.

*Additional pre-emergence hints:

  • Crabgrass does not grow in shade. Therefore, reduce your use of crabgrass control products by applying them only in sunny areas of the lawn.
  • If Annual Bluegrass (Poa annua) has been a problem in the lawn, a second application of Green-Up with Crabgrass Preventer can be applied around Labor Day to provide control of the problematic lawn weed.

Corn Gluten Weed Preventer. This organic pre-emergent controls the most common grassy and broadleaf weeds, including crabgrass and dandelions. It must be applied early in the spring as a pre-emergent, before crabgrass or broadleaf weeds germinate. Corn Gluten Weed Preventer contains a patented corn gluten that feeds the lawn for eight weeks and is safe to apply where children and pets play.

Post-emergent lawn weed control

Post-emergent broadleaf herbicides are applied directly to actively growing weeds in the lawn. They are effective in controlling a great variety of broadleaf weeds such as dandelions, plantains, chickweeds, ground ivy, speedwell, and many others. Successful control happens only when the herbicide granule adheres to the leaf of the weed. Therefore, apply broadleaf weed controls in the early morning to a dew-filled lawn or immediately after watering the lawn. Accordingly, make sure there is no rain forecasted for two days after application. Do not apply broadleaf weed controls when temperatures are consistently above 85°F. Refrain from mowing for two days before or after application. Grass seed can be applied four weeks after application.

Green-Up Weed & Feed. This combination of lawn food and weed control feeds lawns for up to three months and tackles over 250 broadleaf weeds, including dandelions, chickweed, plantain, and clover. Green-Up Weed & Feed has a three-way herbicide formula to insure smaller, less leafy weeds get killed, too.

Lawn Weed Control. If you have just fertilized and did not use a broadleaf weed killer, then you may apply Lawn Weed Control (with NO fertilizer) to the turf. Like Green-Up Weed & Feed, Lawn Weed Control kills over 200 broadleaf weeds. Follow the same application rules (listed above) for broadleaf weed killers.