Lawn Care Basics
Tips and Tricks for Using The My Lawn App
Need help using the My Lawn App? Here are some quick tips.
Here are some tips to help you get the most of the My Lawn app.
Why is the app not suggesting a weed & feed?
We have created hundreds of lawn care plans based on location, grass type and the lawn conditions entered into the app. Any one of those inputs could play a role in the product suggestions. However, most likely it is due to one of four factors:
- You indicated weeds are not a major issue in your lawn.
- Based on your lawn thickness, we are recommending a seeding product instead.
- In some cases, if you don't pick a grass type, we aren't able to recommend a weed & feed.
- You may have a grass type for which we are unable to recommend a weed & feed.
If you want to add a weed & feed, such as Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed or Scotts Bonus® S Southern Weed & Feed, simply swap out your spring feeding with a weed & feed that is labeled for your grass type. Or, you can add a liquid weed control product (such as Ortho® Weed B Gon® Weed Killer For Lawns) to your plan. Always read and follow label directions when applying any product.
So how do I add or substitute a product in my plan?
We made the app flexible to allow for that. To add a product, use the + symbol in the app, choose the proper category, choose the product you wish to add, tap "Use This Product" at the bottom of the app, then choose a date.
To substitute a product, tap the product you wish to substitute from the Activities tab on the Plan screen, tap "Edit" at the top right, tap "Edit Activity," then tap "Change Product." Choose the product you plan to use and save the date. Deviating from your product recommendations may affect your results. Contact us if you have questions.
What if I want to use the Scotts program I already purchased?
We’ve added a new feature to the My Lawn App that allows you to create a lawn care plan using the Scotts program you have purchased.
To access this feature, you will need to create a new lawn care plan. After entering your zip code and grass type, you will be directed to create a custom lawn care plan or select a program. Click the “I already purchased a program” to select the program you have purchased.
What if I'm using the Scotts® 4 Step® Program?
If you've purchased the Scotts® 4 Step® Program, simply follow the same steps as above.
How do I keep track of products I apply?
That's easy, because the app does it for you...but only with some work from you. Thats why it's called "My Lawn." When the product is due, you simply tap on "APPLIED" and save the date you applied it. In the Overview tab (at the top) you will see a record of what you applied or skipped, and other activities "due" for the year. The app will save 3 years worth of activities, so you can remember what you did in the prior years. This is a great way to save Notes and Photos as well.
Even if you indicated you "SKIPPED" the activity or product, it will save that too so you remember the next time.