You should water in after the application of Bonide Weed Beater Complete like you would with other pre-emergent herbicides.
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.
Bonide Weed Beater Complete will not affect poa annua. It will only treat broadleaf weeds.
If Bonide Weed Beater Complete is applied as a post-emergent shortly after the Florida Pusley has emerged it can take up to 4-6 weeks to completely kill it/control it. Per the product label: Application of this product to St. Augustine grass may cause temporary discoloration to exposed leaf surfaces of St. Augustine Grass. Treated turfgrass will recover with new growth and discolored leave leaf tissue will be remove with mowing. Do not apply to St. Augustine grass if temporary discoloration cannot be accepted.
Yes, Bonide Weed Beater Complete is labeled to treat poa.
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.
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.
Undesirable weeds such as clover will take time to eliminate from your lawn. Using products like the Bonide Weed Beater Complete are great for pre and post emergent control in one product, however this particular product is not labeled to prevent clover, and only will suppress existing clover rather than control it. If you can tell us what type of lawn you have that the clover is coming up in, and how large of an area you would be treating, we would be happy to find more suitable products for your needs.
You should keep people and pets out of the area while treating with Bonide Weed Beater Complete until it has completely dried. It is safe for all to return thereafter typically after 4-6 hours after watering in.
For post-emergent control, it is best to treat weeds in the spring before temperatures reach 80 degrees or higher. St. Augustine turf may discolor leaf surfaces but will recover with new growth and mowing. Please refer to the Bonide Weed Beater Complete label for full application instructions.
Since the product contains a post emergent ingredient, whether you can apply Bonide Weed Beater Complete after another post emergent product application really depends on which other herbicide you are using. In general herbicides applications do have a repeat treatment time that could be 2 weeks or 30 days or longer.
The Bonide Weed Beater Complete product label does not provide spreader settings for the Scott's Speedy Green 1000. For tips on 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.
Unfortunately we do not have the spreader settings for that specific combo and the manufacturer does not list that spreader on their bag. Due to the thousands of granules on the market and just as many different types of spreaders, you will want to calibrate your spreader to the product you are using and its application rates.
Please view our How to Calibrate Your Spreader HERE for a tutorial on how to do this.
Bonide Weed Beater Complete should not harm any trees, but we do recommend staying outside of the dripline.
Once Bonide Weed Beater Complete is applied and the area is completely dry, it is pet safe.
Bonide Weed Beater Complete is labeled to suppress lawn burweed as a post-emergent, but not sandbur/sandspur. So you first need to determine exactly which plant(s) you are targeting since these will require different active ingredients.
If you need a product labeled to control lawn burweed, you may use a product such as Fertilome Weed Free Zone instead. Please be sure to review the product label for more information, complete application instructions, and to be sure your grass type will be tolerable.If you are targeting sandbur/sandspur, then we need to know the kind of turgrass you have to know if there is a product that will work as a selective post-emergent for you.