Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200)

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  • Sub Brand: Turf Builder
  • Product Type: Starter Lawn Food
  • Coverage Area: 5000 sq. ft.
  • Product State: Granules
  • Fertilizer Analysis: 21-22-4
  • Suitable for Vegetables: No
  • Water Soluble: No
  • Longevity: 6 week
  • Condition of Lawn: Established


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Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200)
 
4.3

(based on 153 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (27)

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87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (132)
  • Effective (114)
  • Good directions (96)
  • Quality (78)
  • Good price / value (59)

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected (20)
  • Problem with label (3)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Spring overseed for cool weather grass

If you're forced to overseed in the spring instead of the fall with cool-weather grass you can't use standard pendamethalin-based pre-emergents as they will keep the seed from growing. The turpersan pre-emergent in this...Read complete review

If you're forced to overseed in the spring instead of the fall with cool-weather grass you can't use standard pendamethalin-based pre-emergents as they will keep the seed from growing. The turpersan pre-emergent in this starter selectively hits the crabgrass and allows the grass to germinate. It's difficult to find plain turpesan anywhere but this product is usually stocked at Lowe's and some Ace Hardware stores. Just make sure you get it down before the average soil temperatures hit 55F for three days. The NOAA website should give you a pretty good idea for your area or just look for the forsythia to start blooming. One other note: this only works on crabgrass so other annual weeds might still come up. In that case, you'll need the 2,4D and dicamba herbicides after three mowings.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Turns existing grass white and new grass pink.

This starter food turns some of the existing grass white. I did see the label but did not expect the white grass to be so prevalent. It has been 14 days and I hope...Read complete review

This starter food turns some of the existing grass white. I did see the label but did not expect the white grass to be so prevalent. It has been 14 days and I hope it soon will go back to green as promised on the packaging. So if you know exactly what grasses you have on your lawn and it is not one of the many grasses listed on the packaging as ones that turn white - then you can use it. But the weirdest thing is that new grass grows up pink. My little girls love the pink grass but I am not impressed. I don't hate Scotts and will still use their Starter food WITHOUT weed preventer. But this product is not practical for average homeowner.

Reviewed by 153 customers

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4.0

Seems to be working well

By Dulce5353

from Dayton, OH, USA

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Effective

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

      We have had a lot of rain this year. I am sure that is helping our lawn grown better. With saying that my neighbors have had a lot more weeds then us and I feel that this product with its weed preventer has been helping.

       
      5.0

      GREAT SEED GROWTH

      By picky

      from West Peoria, IL, USA

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Effective
      • Good Directions

      Cons

      • Bad Odor

      Best Uses

        Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

        VERY SIMPLE TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. THE STARTER FOOD KEPT WEED GROWTH DOWN SO THE NEW SEED COULD GET A GOOD JUMP ON LIFE IN THE FIRST SIX WEEKS. USE PLENTY OF WATER AND YOUR RESULTS ARE FANTASTIC. WE DID NOTICE A CHEMICAL SMELL FROM THE PRODUCT, BUT NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY.

         
        5.0

        Your Starter finished my job for me.

        By HBHMinister

        from Vincennes, IN 47591, USA

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Effective
        • Good Directions
        • Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

            Turk Builder Starter Food has been amazing with the Bluegrass seed. My yard has not looked better is years. Very even fertilization to help make the yard more healthy looking. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

             
            5.0

            Grass filled in great.

            By mikef51

            from Bloomington, Illinois

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Effective
            • grass filled in great
            • Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                I used the starter fertilizer with the grass seed Scott sent me on the ditch in my front yard that has been a problem for me the last couple years getting it to fill in. This year it filled in great and I really think the starter fertilizer and Scotts grass seed made a difference. I have to say the weather also helped as it was a cool rainy spring in central Illinois. It's been also eight weeks since I reseeded/fertilized and it still looks great. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

                 
                5.0

                This product works

                By willgl

                from Cincinnati, OH

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Effective
                • Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                    I have an area that I have reseeded for years without much luck. I reseeded this same area 5-6 weeks ago and then applied this product a week later, and now the grass is green & lush. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

                     
                    4.0

                    Was going good until--

                    By calichelsea02

                    from Berwyn, IL, USA

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Effective
                    • Good Directions

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                        Everything was going well until the landscapers decided to use their big mover and roll over everything I had growing, even tho the area was marked off. So, have tried it again and hopeing for better results. Easy to use. just keep it watered [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

                         
                        5.0

                        Work Obote and beyond my expectations

                        By chigowtr

                        from Chicago, IL, USA

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Effective
                        • Good Directions
                        • Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                            Spread this in the lawn about two I weeks after I planted seed and grass repair patch in one week grass was greener and new grass was growing in thick

                             
                            5.0

                            A very good mix.

                            By skrusins

                            from Akron, OH, USA

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Effective
                            • Good Directions
                            • Quality
                            • Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                Finally got the weather to co-operate for lawn work. Did some patching and reseeding larger areas. Spreading Scotts starter fertilizer worked great in the areas that I used it. I was able to see the difference.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Scotts Starter

                                By Pam61109

                                from Rockford, IL, USA

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Effective
                                • Good Directions
                                • Quality
                                • Value

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                    So far so good. Only been a week and doing what is says it will do. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Scotts® Turf Builder® Starter Food®

                                    By SueD

                                    from Oregon, OH, USA

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Effective
                                    • Good Directions
                                    • Quality
                                    • Value

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                        I received this product to try and finally after all the flooding rains i was able to start planting seed. I used the product first on the area then the seed. I kept it watered and planted on a Monday and the grass was up by Thursday. I used Scotts® contractor mix seed.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Good product if you are starting from scratch

                                        By DebRon

                                        from Southern IN

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Effective
                                        • Good Directions
                                        • Quality

                                        Cons

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                                            Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                            Excellent product if you are seeding for the first time.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Finally!

                                            By philbur

                                            from Northwest Ohio

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Effective
                                            • Good Directions
                                            • Quality

                                            Cons

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                                                Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                                It is super that Scotts has combined starter fertilizer with weed preventer. The toughest part of growing grass from seed is keeping the weeds out. Same as starting a garden. No longer! This stuff works. My grass started quick and no weeds! About time someone was able to get something gentle enough to work with seedlings, and strong enough to prevent weeds. This is a total win.

                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                give your new grass a great start

                                                By pks65

                                                from osceola in

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy to Use
                                                • Effective
                                                • Good Directions
                                                • Quality

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                                    Planted grass about a month ago and have used Scotts® Turf Builder® Starter® Food For New Grass Plus Weed Preventer to help it be healthy and grow. I have noticed that it is growing quite nicely and that there does not seem to be any weeds mixed in the new grass. This is a great plus because it does not grow well and the weeds seem to take over in my past plantings. Good product. give it a try

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    New Grass is Off to a Great Start

                                                    By mrlefty070603

                                                    from Arlington Heights, IL

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy to Use
                                                    • Effective
                                                    • Good Directions
                                                    • Quality
                                                    • Value

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                                        Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass Plus Weed Preventer is another great product developed by Scotts. I used this product on an area of my yard that I re-seeded in early spring and the new grass is off to a great start. No weeds so far. Thanks Scotts.

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        my new grass filled in nd looks like the established grass

                                                        By archy2

                                                        from Westerville, OH

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy to Use
                                                        • Effective
                                                        • Good Directions
                                                        • Quality
                                                        • Value

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                                            I had done the complete yard earlier which made a great difference but adding the new product on new grass made a great difference in the new grass

                                                             
                                                            3.0

                                                            Works well with new grass

                                                            By Mef187

                                                            from Ohio

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Easy to Use
                                                            • Effective

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                                                I see no dandelions just green grass, seems to work well.

                                                                 
                                                                4.0

                                                                Easy to use. Haven't seen results as yet!

                                                                By mommanina

                                                                from Chicago, Il., USA

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Easy to Use
                                                                • Good Directions
                                                                • Quality
                                                                • Value

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                    Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                                                    I spread this product over newly seeded area before watering for the first time. Haven't seen results as yet.

                                                                     
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    waiting on results

                                                                    By Gregg1960

                                                                    from Fort Wayne, IN, USA

                                                                    Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                                                    we received the product in a timely manner and i applied it when the weather finally broke now waiting to see the results. Based on scotts history i would say it will work good.

                                                                     
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    Finally, Fertilize Seeded Areas And Prevent Weeds

                                                                    By Donalyn22

                                                                    from Evanston, Il.

                                                                    Pros

                                                                    • Easy to Use
                                                                    • Effective
                                                                    • Good Directions
                                                                    • Quality
                                                                    • Value

                                                                    Cons

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                        Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                                                        I was so happy when I first discovered this product. It was always either seed my lawn OR kill the weeds in my lawn but I could not do both. In the past, starter fertilizer just fed the weeds too. If I chose to put down a weed preventer, I had to wait over a month to plant seed. Scott's Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass and Weed Preventer solves that problem. This spring I patched several bare spots with new seed followed by an application of this product. I am very pleased with the results. The directions indicated that there may be a temporary lightening of color in the lawn depending on the type of grasses and this did occur in random spots around the lawn. It doesn't bother me and 3 weeks after application the lighter spots are beginning to fade away. The grass seeds are germinating but my lawn is weed free! That's what I call a win:win!

                                                                         
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        Ony way to grow

                                                                        By Dogwalker

                                                                        from Ohio

                                                                        Pros

                                                                        • Easy to Use
                                                                        • Effective
                                                                        • Good Directions
                                                                        • Quality
                                                                        • Value

                                                                        Cons

                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                            Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                                                            I've been using the starter fertilizer for the past 10 years as trees have died away in my yard due to the ash tree borer. Where the trees stood I have planted new grass seed, the soil is a bit clay like, but the grass can get a good start by using this product. Best to start grass in early fall while the ground is still warm, sometimes in spring if you get enough rain for a good period. I've noticed that the old Scotts starter did not include weed control, so this is a new plus with this product, as with the warmer winters of recent past, they get a head start on my grass. Try it and you'll like it.

                                                                             
                                                                            4.0

                                                                            Seems to be working well

                                                                            By RahRah18

                                                                            from Northern Indiana

                                                                            Pros

                                                                            • Easy to Use
                                                                            • Effective
                                                                            • Good Directions
                                                                            • Quality
                                                                            • Value

                                                                            Cons

                                                                              Best Uses

                                                                                Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                                                                I first raked and mowed my yard and then applied the product as listed with my spreader and then gently watered it in. I have mowed my yard 4 times now and I've only seen one dandelion in my yard. Its too early in the season to know how effective it will be on any crabgrass that would try to grow. My yard has greened up nicely and looks great.

                                                                                 
                                                                                3.0

                                                                                Worked as advertised

                                                                                By Meathead1

                                                                                from Des Plaines, Il

                                                                                Pros

                                                                                • Good Directions

                                                                                Cons

                                                                                • Didn't work as expected

                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                  Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                                                                  The product was easy to use . My on;y complaint is that it did not seem to prevent weeds. I had weeds popping up in the mix.

                                                                                   
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  New Grass Fertilizer

                                                                                  By Joseph1652

                                                                                  from Addison, IL, USA

                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                  • Easy to Use
                                                                                  • Effective
                                                                                  • Good Directions
                                                                                  • Quality

                                                                                  Cons

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                                                                                      Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                                                                      I have been using Scott's fertilizer for years. When I had to plant new seed in a large area in my backyard, I saw this product and decided to give it a try. If you ever planted new seed, it comes in very fine and fragile, this Starter Fertilizer really enhanced the growth of the new seed, creating a thick, lush new lawn.

                                                                                       
                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      Late spring this year

                                                                                      By bcubed3

                                                                                      from St. Charles, IL, USA

                                                                                      Pros

                                                                                      • Easy to Use
                                                                                      • Good Directions

                                                                                      Cons

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                                                                                          Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                                                                          Still waiting for the final result as it has been colder than usual this spring so germination is slower. However, am seeing signs of growth. So far so good!

                                                                                           
                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          Seems to work as described

                                                                                          By RichardR

                                                                                          from Oswego, IL, USA

                                                                                          Pros

                                                                                          • Easy to Use
                                                                                          • Effective
                                                                                          • Good Directions
                                                                                          • Quality
                                                                                          • Value

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                                                                                              Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                                                                              I put this down after I planted grass seed and it was coming in and well established. I only used about a 1/3 of this bag since it was sent to me as one of their ROOT Advisers. the grass is really taking and I have cut it 2 times already. and I don't see any weeds in the 5ft by 5ft area I seeded. So far so good on the weed control.

                                                                                               
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              Works great

                                                                                              By Dan40

                                                                                              from Chicago

                                                                                              Pros

                                                                                              • Easy to Use
                                                                                              • Effective

                                                                                              Cons

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                                                                                                  Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                                                                                  This definitely gave my lawn the much needed needed punch to kick start my lawn after winter. DEFINATELY recommend

                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  Worked as stated

                                                                                                  By Mike6971

                                                                                                  from Altoona, PA, USA

                                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                                  • Easy to Use
                                                                                                  • Effective
                                                                                                  • Quality

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                                                                                                      Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                                                                                      Grass seemed to grow within a week but I know it was longer than that. Worked really well.

                                                                                                       
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      Easy to use

                                                                                                      By TA45292

                                                                                                      from Chicago il

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                                                                                                      • Easy to Use
                                                                                                      • Effective
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                                                                                                          Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                                                                                          I just tried this new product and some grass I planted on the side of my house. It was very easy to use So far the results look excellent I highly recommend this product for new grass

                                                                                                           
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          works great in spring fresh grass seed planting ,, easy application ..

                                                                                                          By KEVQUAD

                                                                                                          from MILFORD,INDIANA

                                                                                                          Pros

                                                                                                          • Easy to Use
                                                                                                          • Effective
                                                                                                          • Good Directions
                                                                                                          • Quality
                                                                                                          • Value

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                                                                                                              Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                                                                                              easy application ,, worked great with our new grass seed planted in spring .. like product !!!

                                                                                                               
                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                              Better than expected

                                                                                                              By debbie58

                                                                                                              from Arlington Heights, IL, USA

                                                                                                              Pros

                                                                                                              • Easy to Use
                                                                                                              • Effective
                                                                                                              • Good Directions
                                                                                                              • Quality
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                                                                                                                  Comments about Scotts 5000 sq. ft. 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (23200):

                                                                                                                  I put the grass seeds down first and them put the Turf Builder down over them. Watered and waited. Seeds are growing fine with no problem. There have been some weeds coming up but they seem to be wilting and dying off. I found this product to work better than I actually thought it would. I would recommend giving it a try.

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