Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix - Questions & Answers

Displaying 21 to 40 (of 95 questions)
Sort:
  • Asked by Anonymous from Maine
    10/17/2013
    Q
    How long after applying Milky Spore can I apply winter fertilizer?
    apply winter fertilizer?
    A
    Application of winter fertilizer should not interfer with the Milky Spore. Milky Spore is not
    affected by pesticides, fungicides or herbicides.
    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    19 of 20 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Jim from Charlotte, Nc
    05/12/2014
    Q
    Can you tell me when the best time to apply Milky Spore in NC?
    A
    Milky Spore should be applied three times a year for two consecutive years in a row. The best time should be in the spring (May), summer (July) and fall (September).
    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    17 of 17 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Jan from Springfield, Ma.
    05/19/2015
    Q
    What is the setting on a Scott's speedy green 3000 for milky spore?
    A
    Milky Spore Spreader Mix is too light to be used with a broadcast/rotary spreader. It must be placed in concentrated areas on the lawn and that is why it must be used with a drop spreader over every square foot of grass.  It requires six applications usually Spring and Fall for three years to build the number of spores in any one area to millions of spores.
    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    15 of 23 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by John from Palestine, Texas
    02/06/2013
    Q
    If I started using the Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix last fall, is ok to put down Grub Killer before I apply Milky Spore mix this spring?
    A

    If you kill off the grubs by using a different product before they have a chance to consume the Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix, the product will not be able to multiply in the gut of the grub and spread through your lawn. If you used a grub killer, then you would be limiting the effects of using milky spore.

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    14 of 14 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Dean from New London, Pa
    04/12/2015
    Q
    What is your recommendation for a liquid/granular (water soluble) insecticide for lawn grub worm control?
    Tank sprayer application behind tractor; 1.5 acre residential.
    A
    Milky spore would be a great product for you! Milky Spore should be applied three times a year for two consecutive years in a row. The best time should be in the spring (May), summer (July) and fall (September). It would be too late in the year to apply this product now. We would recommend waiting until the Spring to apply. 
    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    12 of 13 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Laura from Woodstock, Ny
    06/05/2017
    Q
    Can Mlky Spore Granules be spread on wet grass?
    A

    If the ground is wet, this will help to carry the milky spore into the soil. It is ok to apply the Milky Spore Granules now that the grass is wet. You want to apply 3 times a year for 2 years. One app memorial day one app 4th of July and last app by Labor day. Once you have done this 2 years in a row, you should be rid of grubs.

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    10 of 11 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Becky from Texas
    03/21/2018
    Q
    Why is the Milky Spore not dissolving on the ground when I water it in?
    I had applied Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix twice before and watered it in and the material seemed to dissolve away into the soil. My third and most recent application I watered it in and the white granules are still all over my lawn and will not break down. Does this mean its defective or not working? Do I need to water it more?
    A

    Per the manufacturer, the white granules you are seeing are just the clay carrier used to distribute the Milky Spore on the ground. The spores are not wrapped in the clay carrier, just mixed in with it, so the spores are still being distributed on the lawn and will control the grubs.  Sometimes the type of clay carrier they use for a particular batch may not break down with watering but this should not affect the actual spores in any way as long as the application instructions on the product label were followed. 

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    9 of 9 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Emma from Farmington, Ct
    10/24/2017
    Q
    Is Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix safe for my earthworms?
    A

    Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix will only kill white grub larvae and will not harm earthworms.

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    9 of 9 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Jeffrey from Harrisburg
    10/18/2019
    Q
    What is the setting for Scotts rotary spreader when using Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix?
    A

    The manufacturer of Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix strongly suggests applying this product with a drop spreader. It must be placed in concentrated areas on the lawn and a drop spreader will cover every square foot of grass. If you use a rotary spreader you need to go very slowly.  If you go too fast, the granules may cloud up and the spores will blow away and not penetrate the soil. We are not sure what the setting would be for that particular Scotts spreader.  We would suggest contacting Scotts at 1-888-270-3714

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    9 of 22 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Michael from Charles Town
    08/25/2015
    Q
    Is the Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix appropriate for controlling Japanese beetles?
    Talstar P will help control adult Japanese beetles
    A

    The Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix is recommended for treating the larvae of Japanese beetles, grubs.  Talstar P will help control adult Japanese beetles if you need spray plants and such.

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    8 of 8 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Peter from Overland Park, Ks
    07/22/2019
    Q
    I used a rotary spreader to apply Milky Spore Granules. Will the product still work?
    A

    Per the manufacturer, Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix can be applied with a rotary spreader, but you need to go very slowly.  If you go too fast, the granules may cloud up and the spores will blow away and not penetrate the soil.   

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    8 of 11 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Christine from Crozet, Va
    03/22/2017
    Q
    Can I put weed and feed down right after applying Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix?
    A

    According to the manufacturer, the Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix is to be watered in 24-48 hours after application. Any weed and feed product can be applied right after. 

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    8 of 11 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Ronnie from Center Harbor
    07/11/2017
    Q
    Should I use Milky Spore for lawn grubs?
    A

    Milky spore is a common grub treatment, but it will only affect Japanese beetle white grubs. This is why it is important to identify the grub before deciding to treat. Milky spore comes in two formulations, granules and powder. The granules must be applied multiple times over two years using a spreader. The powder only has to be applied one time using a specially designed applicator. It does take about 2 years to see the initial results but the spore keeps working to control grubs for at least 10 years.  Here is our white grub guide for more information.

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    8 of 8 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Dennis from Del Rio, Tx
    05/15/2019
    Q
    When can I plant my vegetables after I apply Milky Spore?
    A

    Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix is not a chemical pesticide and it is harmless to food crops. There is no time interval between using the product and planting.

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    8 of 9 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Linda from Poughkeepsie, Ny
    06/27/2016
    Q
    If I have leftover Milky Spores, can I save it an use it the following year?
    A

    Milky Spore has an indefinite shelf life and will not go bad in the bag. 

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    7 of 7 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Bill from Dayton, Virginia
    09/30/2018
    Q
    Can you use Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix with weed and feed?
    Or is it better to apply separately?
    A

    According to the manufacturer, the Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix is to be watered in 24-48 hours after application. Any weed and feed product can be applied right after. 

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    7 of 7 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by David from Sunrise, Fl
    10/03/2015
    Q
    Will milky spore control June Bug white grubs here in South Florida
    From what I have been told at nurseries we do not have Japanese beetles here in South Florida and the white grubs I am finding in my garden are June Beetle white grubs. Will milky spore control these also?
    A

    The Milky Spore only affects Japanese Beetle Grubs. A better option for you would be to treat in the beginning of May and in June with a product like Merit to control the grubs during the most activity of them in the soil to get the best results. Fall treatments even in warm climates like Florida will not see full control, typically, as they are feeding less on the lawn and will not consume as much of the Merit to be affected by it. The other option if you want something for what activity you are experiencing now, the only product that will really work to drop the grub population is Dylox. It only lasts in the soil about 24-48 hours but its designed to knock back the numbers in large amounts in that time frame.

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    6 of 7 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Lloyd from Woodbury, Mn
    04/08/2016
    Q
    When is the best time of the year to put down Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix? I am in Minnesota.
    A

     Milky Spore should be applied three times a year for two consecutive years in a row. The best time should be in the spring (May), summer (July) and fall (September). It would be too late in the year to apply this product now. We would recommend waiting until the Spring to apply. 

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    6 of 6 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Ju-yuan from Idaho Falls, Id
    08/03/2013
    Q
    Why you don't ship milky spore to Idaho?
    We have a grub problem and would like to use a more natural method, but can't order from you.
    A
    Milky Spore is only for japanese beetle grubs and this paricular species is not found in Idaho, therefore there is no reason for them to have that product registered in your state. You would need a product for grub control for the type you have in your area. We have many great grub products on our site that are very safe for you to use as long as you are following the product label directions. We are unaware of any other organic grub control products on the market. You can see what other grub products we have in our Grub Control section of our website. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    3 of 4 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Loren from Herndon, Va
    05/23/2014
    Q
    How much Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix should i use for a small raised veg garden?
    I have two 4' x4' raised vegetable garden containers. I have grubs in both. I purchased your product. How much should I use on my small area?
    A
    Normally the Milky Spore is applied to a much larger area and to a lawn with a drop spreader so we are unsure exactly how much to tell you to use for your raised beds. One 20lb bag is supposed to cover 7000 sq/ft so if you want to figure out the square footage of your beds and then break down the amount used per 1000 sq/ft that way it would likely be the most accurate application. If you are still unsure, you can contact the manufacturer St Gabriels for a better answer at 1-800-801-0061.
    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    3 of 4 people found this answer helpful.
Displaying 21 to 40 (of 95 questions)