Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass, 3-Lbs.
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Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass, 3-Lbs.

Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass, 3-Lbs. is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 103.
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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 provides the ideal nutrient balance for your developing lawn. Improves seeding results while also being great for sod and grass plugs. 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. Safe for any grass type, whether you're planting new grass, starting a new lawn, or reseeding an existing one.
  • Grows new grass 70% thicker, 35% quicker versus unfed grass
  • Improves seeding results; also great for sod and grass plugs
  • 24-25-4 fertilizer ratio provides the nutrients for developing lawns
  • Safe for any grass type, whether you're planting new grass, starting a new lawn, or reseeding an existing one
  • Not sold in the state of Florida
Coverage (sq. ft.)4,000 or less
Country of OriginUS
Package Width3.5
Package Length9.0
Package Height12.0
Model Number21701
Assembled Width9.2
Assembled Length4.2
Assembled Height30.0
Manufacturer NameSCOTTS LAWNS
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible 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!
Date published: 2020-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Killed all my new grass We had seed drilled into our new yard, grass was coming up beautifully. I was recommended to use Scott’s new grass fertilizer to accelerate the process and the next day all my wonderful green grass was now brown and completely gone. I have a Scott’s seed and fertilizer bucket where I set it to what it said on the bag. Such a waste of time, money, and drilled seed. I now have to pay the company to come back out to clean up this mess and re drill seed in. I was so diligent in the process and once I laid down this fertilizer all my hard work was gone! Extremely disappointing, I will never recommend this product to anyone. Maybe I’ll have grass next month.
Date published: 2020-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really great! This product is really great, after 3 days of application my grass is green I’m very happy with the results!
Date published: 2020-05-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Texture of clay I bought this today as tried spreading it in my Scott's manual spreader. It was so wet, the constituency of clay, that it wouldn't spread, I tried to evenly spread it by hand but it was nearly impossible. Is this how this product is supposed to be? I'm fearful of a burned lawn now.
Date published: 2020-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get Ready To Mow 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.
Date published: 2019-05-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ratio of sticks, plastic and glass in bag I used 1/4 of my bag and I had more sticks, plastic (hard and soft) and also small chips of glass. My kids run barefoot and I do not want them to have glass in there feet.
Date published: 2019-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Southern Lawn- new installed Zoysia Sod An amazing product! I applied it days four after Zoysia turf install. It really gave the new Zoysia sod a jump start to growth in the heat of the summer. This product is incredible! I recommend this as a starter as well as a regular fertilizer when lawns are starting to go “sideways”. The quick results are phnominal!
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-have when planting new seed Great product and this to my new seed that I put down backyard with 25 yards of topsoil within two weeks I have a nice tall green lawn.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Environmental impact We have a dying mother robin on our deck which has a nest nearby after it ingested pellets after application of this product. It really makes you think about the products you put out there in the environment. I'm regretting using this product. What is the price we pay for a green lawn?
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Grass Killer Live in the northeast, Binghamton, NY suburbs. Very dry summer and some small thin spots appeared in the yard. Bought a large bag of Scotts Turf builder grass seed and a bag of the Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass. Spent half a day on hands and knees digging up dead grass, planting seed, covering lightly with soil and placing the Scotts starter food on that and around the edges of bare spots. Threw some more seed on other grass as well as the starter food. This was 2 days before a week of good rains hit our area. Nice rains with lots of sun mixed the same days. After 3-4 days, noticed my grass was dying everywhere I spread the starter food. My lawn looks like a joke now. Nothing grew, Grass was killed off-burnt where I put the starter food. The bag says its good for any type of grass. Bullcrap!
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Posted several days ago still not here Product is horrible this year. I've always used Scott's and never had these problems. Guess I will post on Google.
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Extremely disappointed I used the starter fertilizer and landscapers mix, some of the seed came up (not even 50%). The new grass turned yellow at root and died after approx 2 wks. I have a lot of time and money in my lawn. I have always used Scott's and never had a problem until this year. Now we are going into 90 degree weather and it's not the ideal time to plant new seed but I have no choice.
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from overdose I just applied Calloway fertilizer(phophorous free 21-0-0) in March 12. Until now March 22 my Bermuda grass still does not look good. I wonder if I can aplly this Scott product Starter Fertilizer on my existing grass.? It says on the bag "for new grass". I would appreciate if someone out there let me know if it is ok to apply STARTER FERTILIZER? Thank you
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this product has great features [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] sorry I have used scotts grass seed many times but this time I had a large area and no time to wait for it to grow so I had to buy sod but after installing it I used scotts starter fertilizer for new grass.I had a few leftover pieces and I put them on my shrub bed which is filled with goose egg rocks, so I laid the sod right over the rocks and fed it starter fertz. low and behold I had to cut the grass 3x with my trimmer and its still looking great in the winter.great great product.
Date published: 2016-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only way to go when you want new seeds to grow [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This was the secret to growing a lush lawn under a thickly-leaved maple. You still need patients and consistent watering but my neighbors laughed when I tore out the mulch and planted a lawn. That was 8 years ago and, with regular care it is still going strong with no reseeding.
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from product burnt my grass up planted new seed looking to use when new sprouts were seen .. applied scotts starter fertilizer and my whole new seedlings were turned brown in couple days .. burned up after research most landscape places said the starters first number way to high for my little seedlings.. replanted again used a 1-2-1 starter and bam nice yard would not reccommend
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PRODUCT SAVED OUR NEW SOD We are first time home owners with lawn irrigation and after our initial sod was laid we started having issues with the lawn dying. Not from overwatering, just bad sod. We decided to try Scotts for the first time and at first felt like the product wasn't working and second guessed our decision. Fortunately I changed the watering to evening and withing a week our yard was looking fantastic. Another week later it was even better. Very very happy with this product. Our lawn is the greenest green. Just used the Wintermix,and hoping for similar results.
Date published: 2015-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just follow the instructions cant go wrong New Home and this was after my first grass cut and a continual application of scotts
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Stuff! We decided to plant seed in our yard instead of sod. Not being too aware of how to go about this, (not aware of how horrible the soil is here) I tilled up the soil last year and put in the seed, after about half a year, it grew up very slowly very short length not doing much... I was getting very frustrated, about ready to give up and just get sod. I went to the store and found this starter food and thought I'd give it one last try.. All I have to say is WOW! My grass started getting length and filling in and it looks awesome! I am so glad I decided to try it and save a lot of money on not buying sod! Thank You Scotts!!!
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grass Was Green Quick [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I used this for the first time this year rather than starting the season with a weed killer. This was mainly because I seeded early and because this year's winter kept the grass well covered under snow. Using the starter product turned my grass greener than I have seen it in 3 years and it grew at a healthy pace. Did wonders for my lawn this year.
Date published: 2015-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great starter food for new and established lawns [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] As with all Scotts products, I have been nothing but satisfied with this starter food as well. This product won't solve all of your lawn problems, but preparation is the key. When starting a new lawn or repairing problem areas, a good mixture (50/50)of topsoil and compost worked into the area before seeding or feeding makes a world of difference. After adding this topdressing, why use an inferior product? Use Scotts!
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from MANY PROBLEMS***WILL NEVER USE THIS PRODUCT AGAIN!!!!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] When using this product it clogged our spreader many times and we had to unload the spreader, clear it, refill it, and start over. When it would come out of the spreader it was a dust and we are not sure how evenly it was spread on our lawn or where it was blowing to. It also covered both the tractor and the spreader in the dust which lead to a considerable amount of additional clean up time and the waste of the fertilizer. Too many problems with this product and definitely not worth the effort. We will never purchase or use this starter again, A huge waste of almost $100.00.
Date published: 2015-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product is good and works quickly [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The product was good and worked quickly but also encouraged the growth of weeds. Should not promote anything but growth of grass.
Date published: 2015-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from jump start your sod [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] nothing get the sod going like Scotts Starter! I put down quite a bit of sod and always use Scotts with great results every time, fast green up and grow in. worth every penny
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grass seeds on Steroids!!! I applied Scott's Turf Builder Starter food for New Grass last fall on a reseeded lawn in a recently built home. After applying Scott's seeds, Starter Fertilizer was applied about a week and a half later, when some of the seeds started to germinate. This fertilizer acts as a steroid for recently germinated seeds making them grow faster and greener. It also makes the existing grass thicker and healthier. Based on my short experience with Scotts product, I will be their customer forever!!!
Date published: 2015-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2014-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great use for new seeding Used with new seeding in one part of yard. Where used with seed compare to areas I did not use the area I used starter was faster and better growth.
Date published: 2014-09-30
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