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Turf Builder 15 lbs. 5,000 sq. ft. Starter Dry Lawn Fertilizer for New Grass, Use When Planting Seed

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  • Starter fertilizer for planting new grass
  • Safe to use on any grass type
  • One 15 lb. bag covers 5,000 sq. ft.
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About This Product

Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass is specially designed to be used when planting new grass. It contains a combination of nutrients to help your new lawn grow strong roots and to grow in thicker and faster than if not fed at all. Use anytime you are planting new grass, whether it is starting a new lawn, reseeding an existing one, or installing sod, sprigs, or grass plugs. Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass is safe to use on any grass type. It can be applied immediately before or after planting grass. We recommend using a Scotts spreader to apply this product. For Scotts broadcast/rotary spreaders, use a setting of 3 ¼. For Scotts drop spreaders, use a setting of 6. Water daily or as needed to keep the soil surface moist until the seedlings reach at least 2 inches tall. One 15 lb. bag of Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass covers 5,000 sq. ft.

Highlights

  • Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass is specially designed to be used when planting new grass
  • This starter fertilizer grows new grass 70% thicker and 35% quicker (on average vs. unfed lawns)
  • Apply anytime you're planting new grass, whether it's starting a new lawn, reseeding an existing one, or installing sod, sprigs, or grass plugs
  • This lawn care product is safe to use on any grass type
  • One 15 lb. bag of Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass covers 5,000 sq. ft.
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Product Information

Internet # 203187342

Model # 21605

Store SKU # 896470

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 3 in, W 12 in, D 16 in

Dimensions

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)

5000 sq ft

Package Size (lb.)

15

Product Depth (in.)

16 in

Product Height (in.)

3 in

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

Delivery Method

Granular

Dry Fertilizer Type

Dry Lawn Fertilizer

Emergent Type

Neither Pre nor Post Emergent

Features

Starter Fertilizer

Fertilizer Formula

Non-Organic

Fertilizer Weed Control

No Weed Control

Lawn Fertilizer Use

New Lawn Starter

Longevity (weeks)

6

N-P-K Ratio

24-25-4

Organic

Synthetic

Pack Size

1

Returnable

90-Day

Safe For

Not Safe for Kids and Pets

Safe for Edibles

No

Season Use

All-Season

Time release

Slow release

Total Coverage Area (sq. ft.)

5000

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

157Questions
caret
Q:I applied new seed with a mix in starter fertilizer. I am 10 days in and not seeing much growth. Should I apply now?
by|Apr 18, 2024
2 Answers
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A:  That's gonna depend on a few variables -soil/weather conditions, type of seed/grass, watering amt., etc. Things to remember -seed must have good soil contact but not buried and must never be allowed to dry out but not flooded

by|Apr 26, 2024

    A:  We would like the opportunity to gather some additional information and offer assistance. Please reach out to our Consumer Services team at 877-220-3089 for assistance.

    by|Apr 19, 2024
      caret
      Q:can starter fertilizer be used after Mossex when overseeding
      by|Mar 29, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  We would like the opportunity to gather some additional information and offer assistance. Please reach out to our Consumer Services team at 877-220-3089 for assistance.

      by|Mar 30, 2024
        caret
        Q:is there nitrate present in this starter?
        by|Mar 17, 2024
        1 Answer
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        A:  This Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass contains 24% Nitrogen in the following forms, 5.4% ammoniacal nitrogen, 10.3% urea nitrogen, 7.7% other water soluble nitrogen, and 0.6% water insoluble nitrogen.

        by|May 13, 2024
          caret
          Q:When is the latest you can apply?
          by|Sep 30, 2023
          1 Answer
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          A:  Scotts Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer for New Grass be applied at any time during growing season. This product Can be applied as long as lawn is actively growing and ground is not frozen.

          by|Oct 28, 2023
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            Customer Reviews

            4.2 out of 5

            • 4.2 out of 1,500 reviews
            • 81% recommend this product
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            This product I've used before on my grass find it really helps with growth
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            • Verified Purchase
            Finally have a lawn
            I've been trying to grow a new lawn since 2020. First time I've used this and it worked!
            by
              The product arrived with a hole in the bag so the product was all over the place and had been exposed to moisture which made it clump and even after doing my best to de-clump before spreading the moisture ridden fertilizer kept getting stuck in the new spreader.
              by
              Response from Scotts Consumer ServicesMar 14, 2024
              We're sorry to read about your disappointment with Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food For New Grass and appreciate your feedback.

              We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to us at 877-220-3089 if we can further assist. Scotts
              • Verified Purchase
              Amazing and feeds the grass quickly
              Starter lawn food
              by
              • Verified Purchase
              • Recommended
              I’m a believer
              I never thought this was a good idea but now I use every time I sees I’ve been doing sections of my yard for 2 seasons now it’s almost fool proof of how well it works
              by
                wasted my money
                Bought KY 31 and this fertilizer but since the grass didn’t come up im guessing the fertilizer didnt work either
                by
                Response from Scotts Consumer ServicesJul 17, 2023
                We're sorry to read about your disappointment with Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass and appreciate your feedback.

                We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to us at 877-220-3089 if we can further assist. Scotts
                  • Recommended
                  A bit disappointed
                  Starting with bare ground, I did an A-1 prep job, tilling the soil, then adding a new topsoil layer and raking smooth, then adding Lawn starter fertilizer, then the Turf Builder Starter seed, setting the spreader according to bag for a 'new lawn' (it laid the seed down pretty heavy). I raked the top to lightly cover the fertilizer and seed, then watered twice daily. It's been 2 weeks, and the new grass is an inch or so tall. My disappointment is the new grass "coverage" seems very thin, spaced pretty far apart, compared to how heavy the seed was put down. It seems like only half the seeds germinated, despite almost ideal conditions. I expected better from Scott's.
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                  Response from Scotts Consumer ServicesJun 12, 2023
                  We're sorry to read about your disappointment with Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food For New Grass and appreciate your feedback.

                  Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food For New Grass is simply a fertilizer product and includes no seed in the bag. It does not help seed to germinate; it fertilizes the grass after it has germinated. We recommend watering 1-2 times per day to keep the seeds moist until seed germinates and then watering about 1-2 times per week as needed. Other causes for poor seed germination include a weed control used prior to seeding (i.e. a crabgrass preventer) or Improper temperatures.

                  We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to us at 877-220-3089 if we can further assist. Scotts
                  • Verified Purchase
                  Grows fast
                  It grows fast it works
                  by
                  • Verified Purchase
                  • Recommended
                  It works!
                  I put this product down about a week ago. When I purchased it I didn't purchase enough and could only do half of the back yard. You can see the difference between the treated and untreated parts of the lawn. It works!
                  by
                    • Recommended
                    1 found this review helpful
                    Great seed if you want NO grass to grow
                    Followed every step on the bag exactly as stated, 3 weeks later absolutley no new grass grew.
                    by
                    Response from ScottsCustomerCareOct 26, 2021
                    Rodney, we're sorry to hear Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food didn't perform as expected. We'd like to gather some additional information and assist you with our product guarantee. Please reach out to us at 877-220-3089. Scotts
                    • Verified Purchase
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                    Season Use

                    All-Season

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                    Fall, Spring

                    Delivery Method

                    Granular

                    Granular

                    Granular

                    Granular

                    Compatible Grass Type

                    All Purpose, Bent Grass, Bermuda, Bluegrass, Centipede, Fescue, Rye, St. Augustine (Floratam), Tall Fescue, Zoysia

                    All Purpose, Bermuda, Bluegrass, Centipede, Fescue, Rye, Tall Fescue, Zoysia

                    All Purpose, Bent Grass, Bermuda, Bluegrass, Centipede, Fescue, Rye, St. Augustine (Floratam), Tall Fescue, Zoysia

                    Bermuda, Bluegrass, Centipede, Fescue, Rye, Tall Fescue, Zoysia

                    N-P-K Ratio

                    24-25-4

                    25-0-2

                    27-0-5

                    28-0-3

                    Features

                    Starter Fertilizer

                    No Additional Features

                    Nitrogen Fertilizer

                    No Additional Features