When Should I Put Down Scotts Triple Action
Scotts Triple Action is a weed killer, so you’ll want to wait for a good forecast—and choose the right day—before putting it down. Here’s what you need to know:
Wait for a good weather forecast.
The weather forecast is important for good results. You want to make sure you have a good weather forecast for at least 3 days and at least 24 hours. A 12-hour or 6-hour forecast won’t give the product enough time to work in some cases, but you can still go ahead if it looks like everything else will be good. A 48-hour or 72-hour forecast would be ideal, but this isn’t always possible with all brands of Scotts Triple Action Lawn Fertilizer.
If there are any days with rain or heavy thunderstorms predicted for your area during the next three days, it’s probably best not to put down Scotts Triple Action Lawn Fertilizer unless you’re willing to risk losing some of your lawn’s growth potential.
Use weed killer in the morning.
If you’re looking to kill weeds in the morning, it’s best to apply your weed killer when temperatures are between 50-75 degrees Fahrenheit and have a low humidity level. This is because Scotts Triple Action contains salt, which will be more effective at higher temperatures.
Because it’s better for the product, as well as your lawn: if you apply weed killer after dark or when it’s cold outside, the salt can’t work as quickly and effectively. Also, if there’s too much moisture in the air—whether from dew or rain—the chemical may not stick properly to plants’ leaves as intended.
Dampen the ground first.
- Make sure that you spray the weed killer on the leaves of the weeds, not on the ground. This will allow it to soak into the soil where it will kill off root systems and prevent new growth.
- If you’re using a garden hose and hand nozzle to spray Scotts Triple Action Weed Killer, make sure that your thumb isn’t covering up any part of your hand (like in this photo) because you won’t be able to see if you’re actually spraying or not!
When application is complete, get off the lawn.
- Stay off the lawn for at least two days after application. The chemical can be absorbed through the skin, and it’s best to avoid contact with your skin, eyes and mouth during this period (and to protect clothing worn in contact with the chemical).
- Don’t mow or water the lawn for at least 48 hours after application to allow Triple Action time to work its magic. This will help prevent any chemical run-off into storm drains or water bodies that could harm fish or other aquatic species living there.
- Keep children and pets away from treated areas until they dry completely, usually within 2–3 days depending on weather conditions.
It’s best to put down Scotts Triple Action in spring or summer when the weather is warm and dry.
You should put down Scotts Triple Action in the spring or summer when the weather is warm, dry and soft enough to dig. This is because if you apply Scotts Triple Action in cold weather it could go dormant and not sprout as quickly or grow as well. The best time to apply Scotts Triple Action is when the soil temperature has risen above 50 degrees Fahrenheit and no longer frozen.
We’re in the business of helping gardeners, so we want you to succeed. Following these tips will help you get rid of weeds and keep your lawn looking beautiful. But if you’re still having trouble, remember that there are other options for weed control. This “Scotts Triple Action” product isn’t right for every situation—for example, if you have kids or pets running across your yard at all hours of the day, it’s best to look into an alternative way to get rid of those pesky plants instead! We hope this article has been helpful in answering questions about when and how to use Scotts Triple Action on your lawn.