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Turf Builder 21.5 lbs. 5,000 sq. ft. Starter Lawn Fertilizer for New Grass Plus Weed Preventer

  • Great for seeding, sod, and grass plugs
  • Feeds new grass and prevents weeds
  • Weeds sprout white and die quickly, won't harm new grass
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Product Overview

Sometimes it takes time to get your lawn moving in the direction you want. But with Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass Plus Weed Preventer, you don't have to wait. Starter Food for New Grass Plus Weed Preventer has a 2-in-1 formula that feeds new grass and gives it a quick start, while preventing crabgrass and dandelions for up to 6-weeks. New grass grows thicker and quicker versus unfed grass, which will have you on your way to the lawn you've always wanted. Faster. Not available in FL.
  • Great for sod and grass plugs
  • 2-in-1 formula feeds new grass and prevents weeds
  • Prevents crabgrass and dandelions for up to 6-weeks
  • Weeds sprout white and die quickly, won't harm new grass
  • Grows new grass quicker and thicker versus unfed lawn
  • What is the Best Fertilizer for my Yard.



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Ratings
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Season UseAll-SeasonFall,SpringAll-SeasonFall,Spring
Compatible Grass TypeBluegrass,Centipede,Fescue,Rye,Tall FescueAll Purpose,Bermuda,Bluegrass,Centipede,Contractor's Mix,Dense Shade,Fescue,Rye,St. Augustine (Floratam),Sun and Shade,Tall Fescue,ZoysiaAll Purpose,Bent Grass,Bermuda,Bluegrass,Centipede,Fescue,Rye,St. Augustine (Floratam),Tall Fescue,ZoysiaBent Grass,Bermuda,Bluegrass,Centipede,Fescue,Rye,St. Augustine (Floratam),Tall Fescue,Zoysia
FeaturesControls Crabgrass,Kills Dandelion,Starter FertilizerQuickly GreensStarter FertilizerControls Broad Leaf,Controls Crabgrass
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)5000150001400015000 ft²
N-P-K Ratio21-22-410-18-1024-25-426-0-4
Delivery MethodGranularGranularGranularGranular
Emergent TypePre-EmergentNeither Pre nor Post EmergentPost-EmergentPre-Emergent
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Specifications

Dimensions

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
5000
Package Size (lb.)
21.5
Product Depth (in.)
19
Product Height (in.)
3.5
Product Width (in.)
12.75 in

Details

Active Ingredients
NPK
Application Method
Spreader
Application Type
Granular
Area of Use
Lawn
Bag Weight (lb.)
21.5
Compatible Grass Type
Bluegrass,Centipede,Fescue,Rye,Tall Fescue
Concentrated or Ready to Use
Ready to use
Contact or systemic
Systemic
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
5000
Delivery Method
Granular
Dry Fertilizer Type
Dry Lawn Fertilizer
Emergent Type
Pre-Emergent
Equivalent ready to use amount
21.5
Extended Control
Non-Extended Control
Features
Controls Crabgrass,Kills Dandelion,Starter Fertilizer
Fertilizer Formula
Non-Organic
Form
Granular
Indoor/Outdoor
Outdoor
Longevity (weeks)
6
N-P-K Ratio
21-22-4
Organic
Non-Organic
Organic
Synthetic
Pack Size
1
Primary Active Ingredient
NPK
Returnable
180-Day
Safe for Edibles
No
Season Use
All-Season
Time release
Slow release
Weed Type
Coarse Fescue

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
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Questions & Answers

48Questions13Answers

What effect does this product have on undesirable creeping bentgrass?

Asked by JARED September 15, 2020
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We thank you for your interest in Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass + Weed Preventer. Please note that this product isn't registered to control bentgrass or any other grass types. We ask that you contact us if you would like to discuss this further. Our phone number is 877-220-3089.

I had a new lawn put in via loam & hydroseeded. I was told to wait 4 weeks before applying this ...

Asked by Deb June 7, 2020
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Deb, it is best to let the new grass grow and control weeds once it is established.

Will this provide good results if applied to grass seed that’s already germinated?

Asked by Brett June 7, 2020
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Brett, Scotts Turf Builder Starter Lawn Fertilizer For New Grass Plus Weed Preventer will not control existing weeds, but it can prevent new weeds listed on the label from developing. Apply the product when temperatures are between 60 and 90 degrees.

Is there anything I can do if I spread this on my Bermuda grass by mistake?

Asked by Kat May 18, 2020
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We appreciate your question regarding Scotts Turf Builder Starter Lawn Fertilizer for New Grass Plus Weed Preventer. We recommend a watering program of 1/2 an inch of water every 3 days for 3 weeks. Your lawn should recover over time. Please contact us at 877-220-3089 if there is anything else we can help you with.

Will this harm Zoysia grass?

Asked by Matt May 15, 2020
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We appreciate your interest in Scotts Turf Builder Starter Lawn Fertilizer for New Grass Plus Weed Preventer. This product is not safe for Zoysia grass. Please contact us at 877-220-3089 with any other inquiries that you may have, and we will be happy to assist you.

I started up a new lawn this year. After applying this fertilizer and the new grass seed, the grass is growing in pink! Please help.

Asked by Chris May 10, 2020
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We appreciate you for using Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass + Weed Preventer. The active ingredient in this product can turn grass temporarily pink. Please contact us at 877-220-3089 if you would like to further discuss this.

Can I use this fertilizer with Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun and Shade Mix?

Asked by Jeremy May 10, 2020
2
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Absolutely you can perfect product perfect seed mix perfect fertilizer absolutely great product

Is this safe to use after spot treating with Tenacity?

Asked by TrevorS May 7, 2020
1
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We appreciate your interest in Scotts Turf Builder Starter Lawn Fertilizer for New Grass Plus Weed Preventer. We recommend contacting the company of the herbicide to see if this product is safe. You can contact us if you need further assistance. We can be reached at http://tinyurl.com/mds8zo5

I was sold Scotts® Turf Builder® Halts Crabgrass Preventer with Lawn Food instead of this fertili...

Asked by GP April 29, 2020
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As far as I'm aware, when using Halts Crabgrass Preventer, you never want to plant seeds because it kills it. If you are seeding, please do not use the Crabgrass preventer. This is used only when there is already grass. Depending on when you used the Crabgrass preventer, make sure to wait 4 to 5 weeks before reseeding. This starter lawn fertilizer sounds like the one you should use when seeding. I just seeded a hill in my back yard only using Scotts seeds and Scotts starter for new grass.

Can this product be used when seeding creeping red fescue?

Asked by Fabman April 11, 2020
1
Answer

We appreciate your interest in Scotts Turf Builder Starter Lawn Fertilizer for New Grass Plus Weed Preventer. This product is safe for seeding all fescues. We encourage you to contact us at 877-220-3089 if there is anything else that we can assist you with.

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Turned new grass pink and eventually yellow, growth stunted
I used this product 6 weeks ago (mid-May NY) for a new lawn (Kentucky blue and perennial rye mix). When the new grass sprouted, approximately 35% of it grew in pink. As the grass matured, much of the grass that was pink turned yellow/lime green and stopped growing. Some of the grass that was pink outright died. I now have a "new" lawn that needs to be redone in the fall. Weeds that grew in the new lawn did sprout white and died as expected, but only for about 3 weeks; after that, no effect. I would not use this product again.
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Response from ScottsCustomerCareJuly 28, 2020
newlawn27, we're sorry to hear you didn't get the results you expected after using Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food + Weed Prevent. We'd like to gather some additional information and assist you with our product guarantee. Please each out to us at 877-220-3089. Scotts
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We bought this seed and planted it 1 week ago. This is what happened to our new seeded lawn. I’m not sure this is what’s supposed to happen— to have an infestation of weeds? Any help?
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Response from Consumer ServicesJuly 28, 2020
We are sorry that you are disappointed with your purchase of Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food For New Grass Plus Weed Preventer. This product is a fertilizer and weed preventer. Listed weeds should sprout white and die quickly after the application. You can contact us if you would like to continue discussing this or if you want to know about our product guarantee. You can reach us here at https://tinyurl.com/y8nvfsca.
Randolph, Massachusetts
Grass Turning White
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I purchased and applied this product according to the instructions approx. 2 weeks ago, in the 38 years of maintaining my yard I have never encountered anything like this. I hope to hear from scotts to help me remedy this problem.
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Response from Consumer ServicesJune 30, 2020
We are sorry that you are disappointed with your purchase of Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food For New Grass Plus Weed Preventer. Narrow, light green, or yellowish streaks may be due to not properly overlapping when applying a product that contains fertilizer. Please regularly water the lawn to dilute the fertilizer. We offer a guarantee that extends to all of our products. If this interests you, we ask that you contact us at https://tinyurl.com/y8nvfsca.
Excellent weed and feed that encourages the germination of grass seed. I use it every year in ar...
Excellent weed and feed that encourages the germination of grass seed. I use it every year in areas that I need to seed. It is more costly, but seed is not cheap. With this fertilizer, I know that the seed can still germinate. Other weed and feeds can prevent this.
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Three bags at recommended 4 lbs per 1,000 sq ft - weeds galore! Some of the young clover that tri...
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Three bags at recommended 4 lbs per 1,000 sq ft - weeds galore! Some of the young clover that tried to come back after complete yard kill turned white. However, all the other weeds such as crabgrass and dallisgrass returned with a vengence. My grass seed did germinate but that's thanks to the quality seed I purchased with 0.00% weed seed and a blended tall fescue types. I returned the 4th bag before touching up a few drier areas I seeded because this didn't help with the majority of weed
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I was a sceptic before buying and so I bought it. I over seeded and used this product. Now, when ever I look out the window I see a beautiful lawn. Providing that the temp. Was fair with alot of rain. Lately it's been up in the 90s. I keep my lawn watered in the morning and when the evening becomes cool. But, it's been nice to see me lawn flourishing. I recommend this product. P.S. I have a front area of 500 sqr feet. I use about 1 to 2 pounds to spread on the lawn. Happy.
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This product contains tenacity, the only pre-emergent that is seed friendly. Follow instructions ...
This product contains tenacity, the only pre-emergent that is seed friendly. Follow instructions carefully and know your application rates and this product works well. It can also kill young crab grass, turns them white and eventually the plant dies out. This product can also get rid of creeping bent grass, it may take 2 applications but it works. This product will not get rid of fully grown crabgrass.
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Turns your new grass pink
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I am not sure if if actually feeds your new grass but it turns you new grass pink. It also turns some of your existing grass white but there is a warning on the label for that.
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Response from ScottsCustomerCareJuly 14, 2015
We're sorry to hear that the product had caused discoloration to your lawn. The discoloration most often affect Rye grasses, but it is possible that it could affect other turf grasses as well. Discoloration typically occurs 5-7 days after the application of the product, and will last about 14 days.

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