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

  • Provides nutrients for your developing lawn
  • Improves growth in seeds, sod and plugs vs unfed
  • Formulated for use on all grass types
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Product Overview

With Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass, your seedlings will benefit from a combination of nutrients that will satisfy their special needs. The Starter Food gives new grass a quick start by promoting faster root and blade development, and the 24-25-4 fertilizer ratio providing nutrients for your developing lawn. New grass grows 70% thicker AND 35% quicker versus unfed grass, which will have you on your way to the lawn you’ve always wanted. Faster.
  • Grows new grass 70% thicker, 35% quicker versus unfed grass
  • Gets new grass off to a quick start by promoting faster root and blade development
  • 24-25-4 fertilizer ratio provides the nutrients for developing lawns
  • Improves seeding results! Also great for sod and grass plugs
  • For use on all grass types
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Ratings
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Season UseAll-SeasonFall,SpringFall,Spring
FeaturesStarter FertilizerKills Chickweed,Kills Clovers,Kills Common Weeds,Kills Crab Grass,Kills Dandelion,Kills DollarweedQuickly Greens
Compatible Grass TypeAll Purpose,Bent Grass,Bermuda,Bluegrass,Centipede,Fescue,Rye,St. Augustine (Floratam),Tall Fescue,ZoysiaBluegrass,Fescue,Tall FescueAll Purpose,Bermuda,Bluegrass,Centipede,Contractor's Mix,Dense Shade,Fescue,Rye,St. Augustine (Floratam),Sun and Shade,Tall Fescue,Zoysia
Delivery MethodGranularGranularGranular
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)5000400015000
N-P-K Ratio24-25-416-0-110-18-10
Emergent TypePre and Post EmergentPre and Post EmergentNeither Pre nor Post Emergent
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Specifications

Dimensions

Package Size (lb.)
16.1
Product Depth (in.)
16
Product Height (in.)
3
Product Width (in.)
12 in

Details

Active Ingredients
NPK
Compatible Grass Type
All Purpose,Bent Grass,Bermuda,Bluegrass,Centipede,Fescue,Rye,St. Augustine (Floratam),Tall Fescue,Zoysia
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
5000
Delivery Method
Granular
Dry Fertilizer Type
Dry Lawn Fertilizer
Emergent Type
Pre and Post Emergent
Features
Starter Fertilizer
Fertilizer Formula
Non-Organic
Longevity (weeks)
6
N-P-K Ratio
24-25-4
Organic
Synthetic
Returnable
180-Day
Season Use
All-Season
Time release
Slow release

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.

Questions & Answers

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Is it better to put this fertilzer down before, with or after planting the grass seed?

Asked by Amya July 31, 2019
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Either is fine. I usually do it with the seed

Is this fertilizer good to use with new sod

Asked by Victor May 7, 2019
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After the sod is established, yes

Can I put the Scotts Turf Builder Starter down now (February) in the North East? I aerated and se...

Asked by BMC February 4, 2019
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Wait until the ground isnt frozen and grass starts growing again

I just spray weeds killer to my lawn how long should I wait before I use this and overseeding my grass?

Asked by Erwin May 29, 2018
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If you nuked your lawn with roundup, wait 4 weeks. If you spot treated you can try seeding after a heavy rain

I Seeded a new lawn about two weeks ago, it starter still needed?

Asked by Brian June 14, 2019
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Now is still a good time to put starter fertilizer down

Can I put down grass seed in the fall

Asked by Brummy September 21, 2018
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Yes, that is the best time

How long should I wait after applying Grass Seed Sun

Asked by GLG April 22, 2019
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You can seed with the fertilizer also

Is this a slow release fertilizer

Asked by Debo3 March 17, 2018
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Can you use this if you have a mixed lawn...established mixed with new grass?

What time of day do i apply this fertilizer to new grass and how long to wait for the second appl...

Asked by MDN May 25, 2018
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Anytime before rain or watering

Can i still use this as my new grass is almost a year old.

Asked by Alcon April 16, 2019
6
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If youd like

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Customer Reviews

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Woodbine, MD
Incredible
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We used this on our yard in mid September when we aerated and seeded our yard. Our grass currently looks incredible! Our neighbors grass is starting to turn brown and ours in greener than ever. It is so thick and lush. We were so impressed that yesterday we but down Scott’s Winterguard Weed & Feed. So excited to see how that works - especially since chickweed started to creep in a few weeks ago!
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Oshawa, ON
Success so far...
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I combined the Awesome and Tough Grass Seeds, applied on August 30, 2020 and along with a combination of the Scotts Starter fertilizer and Scott Turf Builder Root-Trients, fertilizing August 30, September 13 and September 27, 2020; using less than the recommended amount of fertilizer resulting in no burns; photo on the left August 30, 2020 and photo on the right October 12, 2020. The true test will be next year summer to see if this turf will hold up.
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Not too shabby...
I put down Scott’s grub control the same day I put down Scott’s starter fertilizer. I am currently growing grass in my back yard and thought why not try to spruce up the front yard. I watered every morning for over 2 weeks. I am noticing greener grass even on the sod on my devil strip. This summer in Ohio we had multiple days with 90 degree days and I was able to grow grass. I gave this a 4/5 because honestly, it didn’t work fast enough in the heat and I had to water it for a few weeks.
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Very disappointed. Less than half of the seed has germinated. We followed the label directions...
Very disappointed. Less than half of the seed has germinated. We followed the label directions to the letter. We contacted Scott's regarding the guarantee and have not heard anything back. We would not recommend this product at all.
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Response from ScottsCustomerCareJuly 27, 2020
We are sorry that you did not get the results you expected from Scotts Turf Builder Starter Brand Food. Your feedback is important to us, and we will pass this on to our Quality Assurance Team. We would be interested in discussing this further so that we can learn more about this issue and extend our product guarantee. At your earliest convenience, please contact us and refer to your review to see what can be done. We can be reached at 877-220-3089. Scotts
Colfax-NC
Really great!
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This product is really great, after 3 days of application my grass is green I’m very happy with the results!
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Used this before seeding and after raking in top soil;...
Used this before seeding and after raking in top soil; truly believe it helped get desired results.
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I planted this grass 17 days ago. On the bag it says, grows 70% thicker and 35% quicker. I made ...
I planted this grass 17 days ago. On the bag it says, grows 70% thicker and 35% quicker. I made sure to water it daily. The grass has still not germinated even though the bag says it will, within 10 days.
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Response from ScottsCustomerCareNovember 11, 2019
We are sorry that you did not get the results you expected from Scotts Turf Builder Starter Brand Fertilizer. This product does not contain grass seed, it is just a fertilizer to use when seeding to help the seed germinate better. We would be interested in speaking with you in further detail so that we can both extend to you our guarantee as well as learn more about this issue to make a more complete report to our Quality Assurance Department. Our phone number is 877-220-3089 and we ask that you please refer to your review when calling. Scotts
Ellicott City, MD
Get Ready To Mow
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Maryland had an excessive amount of rain in 2017-2018 which led to a lot of soil damage and grass damage. My usual fall planting with soil amendments worked OK but in Maryland you get used to planting seed every fall. I saw Scott's Turf Builder Starter for new grass and gave it a try in the fall of 2018. Results were good but winter set in and growth stopped. I then went out on a limb and tried a winter sowing along with an application of Scott's Starter food. I didn't expect much of a success rate but as soon as Spring showed up, my grass growth exploded. Grass grew where I thought is was impossible and grew it did. I don't know what Scott's secret is but this stuff works, almost too good. I usually mow once a week but now have been mowing twice a week. Expensive but it sure delivers.
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Very good product. I applied it first week of September and 2 months later grass is showing impr...
Very good product. I applied it first week of September and 2 months later grass is showing improvement .
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I use this stuff on my Bermuda every year because it works so good and never burns my yard ! Turn...
I use this stuff on my Bermuda every year because it works so good and never burns my yard ! Turns my grass a deep dark green looks great!! I just wish they offered a bigger bag. You CAN use this on established grass because that’s what I do and works great!
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