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Vigoro 18 lb. Starter Fertilizer


18 lb. Starter Fertilizer

  • Establishes new grass in less time versus unfed
  • Can be used on seed, sod, sprigs, and plugs
  • Feeds 5,000 sq. ft.

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Product Overview

Whether you are repairing bare spots, over-seeding or starting a new lawn from scratch, make sure to establish lush new grass in less time by using Vigoro Starter Fertilizer (versus unfed lawn). Use around landscape and flowers. Can be used around landscape plants and gardens.

  • Establishes lush new grass in less time versus unfed lawn
  • Grows a lawn that stands up to stress & traffic
  • Helps develop a deep and dense root system
  • Use with seed, sod, sprigs and plugs
  • Works the first time or your money back
  • To help prevent lawn problems- feed with Vigoro lawn fertilizer every 8 weeks to help protect your lawn from bare spots and thinning, weeds and stressors like heat and drought
  • Type of lawn - can be used on all grass types
  • What is the Best Fertilizer for my Yard?

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Compatible Grass Type
All Purpose,Bent Grass,Bermuda,Bluegrass,Centipede,Fescue,Rye,St. Augustine (Floratam),Tall Fescue,Zoysia
Condition of lawn
Dry Fertilizer Type
Dry Lawn Fertilizer
Fertilizer Features
No Additional Features
Longevity (weeks)
N-P-K Ratio
Post-Emergent Weed Control
Pre-Emergent Weed Control
Season Use
Time release
Slow release

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
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 proof of purchase and we will mail you a refund check promptly.

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Customer Questions & Answers

what do numbers on lawn fertilizer stands for

Asked by: johnboy
Google is your friend. N-P-K - nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium.
Answered by: doa70
Date published: 2016-10-24

Pet safe

Asked by: Tom
Yes, this is pet safe.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2017-05-16

Newbie needs help

I have this vigoro starter fertilizer with Vigoro Tall Fescue seed. My back yard is plain dirt so I want to start a new lawn. I have never done this before. Do I put down the seed first and cover it with the starter fertilizer ? How often should I water and when? Climate here is about average 65 to 70 degrees mostly dry. Never gets really cold about 45 to 50 in the early AM. Lots of sun especially this time of year. Rains only about 2 weeks a year.
Asked by: Timewarpone
Make sure the dirt is not compacted if so you need to hard rake then seed followed with starter fertilizer then peat-moss or straw hay to retain the water and it needs to be watered twice daily for at least two weeks then you may need to over seed again. It's a lot of work but you will have a beautiful lawn.
Answered by: Gearz
Date published: 2016-09-22

Does this have iron?

Asked by: hojoian
No, this fertilizer does not contain iron.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-01-17
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Customer Reviews

18 lb. Starter Fertilizer is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great For Re-Seeding Too Our grass loves this fertilizer. I usually use other forms of fertilizer every 2-3 months. But about once a year, either in the Fall or early Spring -- it can be used year-round. I use this starter fertilizer primarily when re-seeding. I have one of those hand feeders that I just scoop and shoot the granules with. I used to get the 50+ pound sack of this. But now they make the smaller 18lb bag (and it is easier on your back for moving around). It takes about 2 weeks to see a noticeable difference in the grass with regular watering. It really does help it grow. I have a front lawn of about 20x60 feet and about 15x40 feet in the back yard and this bag will cover both areas twice with some leftover! It really does cover 5,000 square feet.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Five Stars For Green Grass I have been using this product for years and it has never let me down. I use a broadcast spreader so it covers more area an spreads it evenly. You can use this on new grass seed and older grass that needs to green up. The product contains nitrogen which is the key ingredient for a greener grass. When I plant new grass I use this formula. New soil then seed followed with starter fertilizer and pack it down then peat-moss to retain moisture. Use plenty of water twice a day at dawn and dusk and you will have beautiful lawn.
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Stuff! This gave my lawn exactly the boost it needed. Greened right up in less than two weeks. Huge difference.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far So Good Waiting for results but I do not see any reason why this starter fertilizer and seed would not work. I just did my whole back yard. I tilled the soil to about 1 to 1-1/2 in. deep removing all the old grass and weeds. I then leveled the soil then packed it down with a water roller so when the new grass grows there are no hills and valleys. Now I used number 5 on my hand spreader to put down the seed then number 4 to lay down the starter fertilizer on top of the seed then I used a wheeled spreader to cover the whole area with steer manure to keep the birds away., I am watering the area twice a day every day for at least 2 weeks to start. There is a large shade tree in my back yard so the total area is only half covered in shade.
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Damp, lumpy product I couldn't find the Lesco fertilizer I typically use at my local store. Looking at this vs Scotts I was able to buy bags of this to cover 5k sq ft vs a 14k sq ft bag of Scotts. Since I needed to cover 15k sq ft I figured I'd try this. Very disappointed in the quality control on this. Next time I'll look harder for the Lesco which has always been consistent and reliable. Maybe Scotts will bring back the 15k sq ft bag - that would be my second choice if available.
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice product This is a great product It is packaged very well in a heavy duty bag so it won't tear open while you are transporting to your destination Once you read the package you see that this product can be used all year long. I used a hand spreader to disburse this product onto my lawns with no clogging my spreader at all. the product strates it we green up my lawn in 72 hours
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yup It is fertilizer.and it helped my seed grow and greened up established grass
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from We tried it on 3 week old hydroseeded lawn per instructions Were not satisfied with the results. FYI : we were informed at the time of purchase that the product is made up of different pellets of chemicals, and that they are not of uniform distribution throughout the package. I decided to save money by buying it over the competitor brand anyway. I used the spreader adjustments recommended on the Vigoro package, and was very careful to not overlap passes when spreading the product. I watered per the instructions, daily. The result after one week: pokadots!!!! The new lawn had an evenly spaced pattern of dark and light spots everywhere. Thankfully this faded as the grass continued to grow and was mowed. I was very careful to not apply more than the recommended amount of the product, thankfully. I would not recommend this product.
Date published: 2016-07-16
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