Scott’s Weed & Feed


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I purchased some Scott’s Turf Builder Weed & Feed with the intent to apply to both my front and back yards. I called Scott’s 1-800 number to inquire as to how long I will have to keep my desert tortoise off of the grass after applying their product. The Scott’s representative informed me that since desert tortoises are considered a “grazer species”, I would have to keep him from the grass for 1 year. Wow...... a whole year! I am now thinking of tearing out part of my backyard lawn and installing DG in it’s place and barrier off that section of DG.

Just wanted to pass on to everyone what Scott’s recommendation was.


The Dog Trainer
10 Year Member!
Platinum Tortoise Club
Location (City and/or State)
Southern California
Thanks for passing on the info.

This is why any tortoise keeper shouldn't be using toxic yard chemicals. Walking down that aisle at the hardware store is a horror show for me.