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Scotts® Turf Builder® Starter® Food for New Grass

Scotts Starter Fertilizer

Overview & Benefits

  • Grows new grass thicker and quicker.*
  • Accelerates root growth of new grass plants and existing lawn.
  • Improves lawn's ability to absorb water & nutrients.
  • Kid and pet friendly.
  • Won't burn lawn...guaranteed!
    * versus unfed

Available sizes:

    1,000 sq. ft., 5,000 sq. ft. and 14,000 sq. ft.
  • Spreader Settings

    Scotts broadcast / Rotary Spreaders
    - 3¼
    Scotts Drop Spreaders
    - 6

    Lookup Spreader Settings

  • How to Use

    Lawn products work in harmony with the environment when used correctly. Do not apply near water or storm drains or draining ditches. Do not apply if heavy rain is expected.

    Apply with a drop or rotary spreader. For best results, use a Scotts® spreader.

    1. SET - Set spreader to appropriate setting for best results. Spreader settings can be found on back of bag or on Scotts.com
    Follow the color coded map to ensure your lawn receives the right amount of fertilizer. Apply as directed.
    2. APPLY - Fill spreader and apply over newly seeded area or over entire lawn for root development boost
    3. CLEAN UP - To keep lawn products from reaching storm sewers, sweep or blow stray particles back onto lawn. Return unused portion of fertilizer to original container. Run any remaining product out of spreader over lawn.
    4. WATER - This product does not require watering in. However, watering is the critical step to seeding success. Keep soil consistently moist until seedlings reach 2 inches high.

  • When to Apply

    Use when planting seed, sod, sprigs or plugs.

  • Where to Use

    Apply to newly seeded areas or over entire lawn for root development boost

  • Where Not to Use

    Do not apply near water or storm drains or draining ditches. Do not apply if heavy rain is expected.

  • Coverage Area

    1,000 sq. ft., 5,000 sq. ft. and 14,000 sq. ft.

  • Benefits

    Grows new grass thicker and quicker vs. unfed

  • Cautions

    While there are no restrictions on reentering the lawn with this product, we recommend watering the product in and waiting until it is dried before going back on the lawn.

  • Fertilizer Analysis

    24-25-4

  • Packaging

    Bag

  • Disposal Methods

    If empty do not reuse contain. Place in trash or offer for recycling if available. If partly filled, call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.

This is not the product label. Always read and follow the product label before use.

View Label (requires PDF reader)

Material Safety Data Sheets can be found at scottsmsds.com

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