Weed Beater Complete is a selective post-emergence and pre-emergence herbicide for control of annual grasses, sedges, and broadleaf weeds on residential lawns. It works by neutralizing acid content, this systematic and methodical action from the roots up and the leaves down disrupts photosynthesis and represses cell division. It also works evenly well on warm and cool season grasses making it a cost-efficient choice. This solvent-free formula has a stronger alkalinity due to a higher concentration, emits no foul ammonia odor and is low foaming.
To give an honest review I used this product 3 times in the past year- last fall, pre-emergent, this spring, pre-emergent and 2 weeks ago post emergent and the results are mixed. It did control some crabgrass, but many of the other weeds advertised as being controlled are actively growing, especially white clover. I had to then purchase Triad and spot spray large areas to kill them. Will buy another product to use in the fall.
When is the best time to apply Bonide Weed Beater Complete?
We just moved to upstate WA and have ALOT of clover we can't seem to get rid of. Want to prevent this clover from rearing its ugly head next year. What is best to prevent it and when to apply and any recommendation for killing what we have now? Tried weed killer for lawns but it didn't kill the clover.
Bonide Weed Beater Complete would not be a product to use for preventing clover, only in killing it as a post-emergent. Ferti-Lome Broadleaf Weed Control with Gallery would be good for preventing many types of clover. For post-emergent control, it is best to treat clover in the spring before temperatures reach 80 degrees or higher. Depending on your grass type, Q4 Plus Turf Herbicide would be a good product to use and is safe for most cool season lawns. Please refer to the product label to confirm your grass type is listed as tolerant.
Application timing for pre-emergents will vary by region and the best person to ask about application timing is your local master gardener who works at your local cooperative extension office.
Would I be able to seed 2 months after the application of Bonide Weed Beater Complete?
Bonide Weed Beater Complete states on the product label: Reseeding, overseeding or sprigging of treated areas within three to twelve months after application of the product could inhibit the establishment of desirable turfgrasses. Please refer to Table 4 on the label for exact intervals.
What are the spreader settings for Scott’s Speedy Green 1000 spreader when using Bonide Weed Beater Complete?
Unfortunately the Bonide Weed Beater Complete product label does not provide spreader settings for the Scott's Speedy Green 1000. For tips calibrating your spreader, we have a great video on our Granular Spreaders page. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the video.
Almost all fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, etc have treatments in amounts of so much product per 1000 square feet. So if you can figure out what your walking speed is then you know anytime you apply any product that calls for so much of it per 1000 square feet, you always set your spreader on this setting.
When can I overseed my lawn after applying Bonide Weed Beater Complete?
Per the label instructions for Bonide Weed Beater Complete: “Reseeding or overseeding of treated areas within 3-12 months after application of this product could inhibit the establishment of desirable turfgrasses.” Please refer to Table 4 on the product label for the recommended time to wait to reseed based on how much product was applied.