Scotts 5,000 sq. ft. Turf Builder Starter Brand Fertilizer-21605 - The Home Depot


Model # 21605

Internet # 203187342

Store SKU # 896470

5,000 sq. ft. Turf Builder Starter Brand Fertilizer

Scotts 5,000 sq. ft. Turf Builder Starter Brand Fertilizer

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$21.98 / each


Model # 21605

Internet # 203187342

Store SKU # 896470

Give your lawn or outdoor area a rich, beautiful look with the Scotts Turf Builder Starter Brand Fertilizer 5M. The water-smart formula helps improve your lawn's ability to absorb water and nutrients, and the high phosphorus content helps establish strong seedlings. The slow-release formula ensures extended feeding, and the fertilizer is kid and pet-friendly formula for safe use.

  • For use with new grass, plants and seedlings
  • Promotes quick root anchoring and blade development to get new grass off to a quick start
  • Water-smart formula improves your lawn's ability to absorb water and nutrients
  • Covers up to 5,000 sq. ft.
  • Lasts for up to 6 weeks
  • Won't burn your lawn
  • 24-25-4 fertilizer analysis provides the ideal balance of nutrients for your plants

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Coverage Area (sq. ft.)  5000  Package Size (lb.)  16.1 
Product Depth (in.)  16  Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.)  12 
Condition of lawn  Established/New  Dry Fertilizer Type  Dry Lawn Fertilizer 
Longevity (weeks)  Moss control  No 
Organic  No  Pre-emergent weed control  No 
Season use  All-season  Time release  Slow release 
Water Soluble  No. 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty  Scotts No-Quibble Guarantee. If for any reason you, the consumer, are not satisfied after using this product, you are entitled to get your money back. Simply send us evidence of purchase and we will mail you a refund check promptly. 


Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 63 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Turbo Charge New Lawn Growth I am not a big Scott's Fertilizer fan but their starter brand is the best product I've found for new lawns. I've used this product on two new lawns and both times I've been impressed with the results. The grass grows very quickly and comes up green and healthy. I absolutely recommend this product for new lawns. April 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 A top notch product We had a very hot, dry summer this year and my normally beautiful lawn suffered badly even though I tried yo keep it morturized. This fall, in September, I thatched, seeded and put down Scotts Starter fertilizer. The results have been just spetacular! Within a few days my seed had sprouted and in ten days of planting the new grass is already more than an inch high. I highly recommend use of the product when seeding initially or overseeding. September 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scotts® Turf Builder® Starter® Food for New Grass REALLY worked! For years, I had been battling trying to grow grass on one side of my house, where this portion of my lawn received the least amount of sun during the day. A friend of mine recommended Scotts® Turf Builder® Starter® Food for New Grass, to me and really urged me to give it a try. I purchased a bag and put it out the same afternoon. I am so pleased to say that I now have gorgeous, thick, rich, green grass on the side of my house, that used to be so sad looking and dingy! I cannot recommend Scotts® Turf Builder® Starter® Food for New Grass enough! THANK YOU Scotts® for an amazing product!! August 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lush results every time As a turf maintenance pro I use and recommend Scotts TB Starter. It spreads nicely and yields instant gorgeous results. One of the benefits of Scotts fertilizer formulations is that each tiny pellet has all of the nutrient rather than having some N, some P and some K pellets as most other fertilizers have. One hint for spreading is to use flags 5' to 8' apart depending on your spreader. Spread rates are given for 5' spacing so you may need to increase the setting when using wider rows. I also use different flag colors to prevent criss-crossing rows. #Happens to the best of us#. Besides for turf I also use this Starter Fertilizer as a general phosphate fertilizer such as in soil mixes with good results. The only con is sometimes getting a bag that has been subjected to moisture. I usually drop the bag a few times before a open it to break up lumps. Make sure you store it in a dry location. September 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by It is AMAZING at how much and how quickly my grass seed came up! Great product! We plant rye winter seed in the fall. Last year I asked a professional landscaper, who is now a friend, how he wAs able to get his yards he tended to have such excellent results. The yard in particular is my neighbors. It appeared that every seed came up. He told me to use a starter like Scott's. I was truly AMAZED at the results. September 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by THE BEST OF THE BEST HANDS DOWN I have used scotts Turf builder starter for ten years now on five brand new lawns and I have found it is the best hands down at getting new lawns growning strong and heathy June 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Unbelievable!!! I've never such lush results and in such a short time. I recommend Scotts TB Starter, it spreads nicely and yields gorgeous results. I know I will buy it again and again. Thanks for a great product! October 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This prodcut worked as advertised. I had two areas in my yard in which I planted new grass seed. One area I used Scott's, the other area I used another brand. The Scott's area came in thicker, greener and faster than the other area. October 1, 2014
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