Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605)

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  • Sub Brand: Turf Builder
  • Product Type: Starter Fertilizer
  • Grass Type: New Grass
  • Coverage Area: 5000 sq. ft.
  • Product State: Granules
  • Fertilizer Analysis: 24-25-4
  • Water Soluble: No
  • Longevity: 6 week
  • Suitable for Vegetables: No
  • Condition of Lawn: Dry


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Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605)
 
4.5

(based on 73 reviews)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (60)
  • Effective (53)
  • Good directions (36)
  • Quality (35)
  • Value (30)

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected (7)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

great for seeding or giving ur lawn a boost

I used this when planting seed last year on new topsoil. New seed come up fast and grass grows 2 times faster this year then the rest of the lawn. I was planting some...Read complete review

I used this when planting seed last year on new topsoil. New seed come up fast and grass grows 2 times faster this year then the rest of the lawn. I was planting some bare spots this year and had some of this starter fertlizer left over so I tried it In a few troubled areas. The grass grows twice as fast in those spots. Not as green as the rest but taller. This is all on clay that is difficult to grow things on. I am gonna try mixing this, Max green, and reg turf builder next feeding. If u want ur lawn to grow fast then this ur stuff.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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...Read complete review

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!

Reviewed by 73 customers

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1.0

Grass Killer

By pcb62

from binghamton, ny

Pros

  • Good Directions

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected
  • Difficult to use
  • killed my existing grass

Best Uses

    Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

    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!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Posted several days ago still not here

    By Prettyupset

    from Charlotte, NC, USA

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • Didn't work as expected

    Best Uses

      Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

      Product is horrible this year. I've always used Scott's and never had these problems. Guess I will post on Google.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Extremely disappointed

      By JLN401

      from Charlotte, NC, USA

      Pros

        Cons

        • Didn't work as expected

        Best Uses

          Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

          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.

           
          4.0

          overdose

          By MikeN

          from Garland Tx 75040 USA

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

              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

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              this product has great features

              By rocky67

              from Staten Island, NY, USA

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Effective
              • Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                  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.

                   
                  5.0

                  The only way to go when you want new seeds to grow

                  By Ladyfromaflower

                  from Chicago, IL, USA

                  Pros

                  • quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                      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.

                       
                      1.0

                      product burnt my grass up

                      By exgolfer1

                      from north carolina

                      Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                      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

                       
                      5.0

                      PRODUCT SAVED OUR NEW SOD

                      By Jennifer19

                      from Undisclosed

                      Pros

                      • Easy to use
                      • Effective
                      • Good directions

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                          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.

                           
                          5.0

                          Just follow the instructions cant go wrong

                          By MrMeToo

                          from Undisclosed

                          Pros

                          • Easy to use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                              New Home and this was after my first grass cut and a continual application of scotts

                               
                              5.0

                              Awesome Stuff!

                              By Dixie40

                              from Cedar City, UT, USA

                              Pros

                              • Easy to use
                              • Effective
                              • Good directions
                              • Quality
                              • value

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                  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!!!

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Grass Was Green Quick

                                  By JoeyT

                                  from New Jersey

                                  Pros

                                  • easy to use
                                  • value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                      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.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great starter food for new and established lawns

                                      By Bobcat264

                                      from Palmyra, VA 22963, USA

                                      Pros

                                      • easy to use
                                      • Effective
                                      • Good directions
                                      • Quality
                                      • value

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                          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!

                                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          jump start your sod

                                          By treeman

                                          from Texas, USA

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Effective
                                          • fast results
                                          • Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                              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

                                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Product is good and works quickly

                                              By Julian9411

                                              from Charlotte, NC, USA

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy to Use
                                              • Good Directions

                                              Cons

                                              • Didn't work as expected

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                                The product was good and worked quickly but also encouraged the growth of weeds. Should not promote anything but growth of grass.

                                                 
                                                1.0

                                                MANY PROBLEMS***WILL NEVER USE THIS PRODUCT AGAIN!!!!!

                                                By Bunkie44

                                                from Illinois, USA

                                                Pros

                                                • None

                                                Cons

                                                • Didn't work as expected
                                                • Difficult to use
                                                • impossible to spread properly
                                                • Messy
                                                • Poor Value
                                                • questionable effectiveness

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                                  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.

                                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Grass seeds on Steroids!!!

                                                  By saspatel

                                                  from Hillsborough Township, NJ, USA

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy to use
                                                  • Effective
                                                  • Good directions
                                                  • quality
                                                  • value

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                                      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!!!

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      Unbelievable!!!

                                                      By esperanzayba

                                                      from Brownsville, TX, USA

                                                      Pros

                                                      • easy to use
                                                      • Effective
                                                      • Good directions
                                                      • quality
                                                      • value

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                                          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!

                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          This prodcut worked as advertised.

                                                          By xrev

                                                          from Findlay, OH

                                                          Pros

                                                          • easy to use
                                                          • Effective
                                                          • Good directions
                                                          • quality
                                                          • value

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                                              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.

                                                               
                                                              5.0

                                                              It is AMAZING at how much and how quickly my grass seed came up! Great product!

                                                              By JackJack

                                                              from Lancaster, SC 29720, USA

                                                              Pros

                                                              • easy to use
                                                              • Effective
                                                              • value

                                                              Cons

                                                              • none

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                                                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.

                                                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                worked great

                                                                By Menk45

                                                                from Jefferson City, MO, USA

                                                                Pros

                                                                • easy to use
                                                                • Effective
                                                                • Good directions
                                                                • quality

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                    Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                                                    put on a new yard, grass came up great. directions were easy to follow.

                                                                     
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    Lush results every time

                                                                    By fvanolphen

                                                                    from Durham, NC, USA

                                                                    Pros

                                                                    • easy to use
                                                                    • Effective
                                                                    • Good directions
                                                                    • homogeneous
                                                                    • Immediately Available
                                                                    • quality
                                                                    • value

                                                                    Cons

                                                                    • may be lumpy if bag has been subject to moisture

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                      Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                                                      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.

                                                                       
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      Great use for new seeding

                                                                      By jrbtazz

                                                                      from Dunnellon, Fl

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • easy to use
                                                                      • Effective
                                                                      • Good directions

                                                                      Cons

                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                          Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                                                          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.

                                                                           
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          Great for new grass

                                                                          By Miers

                                                                          from Mendota, IL

                                                                          Pros

                                                                          • easy to use
                                                                          • Effective
                                                                          • quality

                                                                          Cons

                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                              Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                                                              I had dug up some trees in my lawn and also had some bad areas that needed new seed. The Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for new Grass really helped in the growth of my new areas.

                                                                               
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              A top notch product

                                                                              By Anonymous

                                                                              from Hampton, VA, USA

                                                                              Pros

                                                                              • Effective
                                                                              • great results!
                                                                              • Quality
                                                                              • value

                                                                              Cons

                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                  Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                                                                  We had a very hot, dry summer this year and my normally beautiful lawn suffered badly even though I tried yo keep it morturized. This fall, in September, I thatched, seeded and put down Scotts Starter fertilizer. The results have been just spetacular! Within a few days my seed had sprouted and in ten days of planting the new grass is already more than an inch high. I highly recommend use of the product when seeding initially or overseeding.

                                                                                   
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  Great Product

                                                                                  By GlennMaz

                                                                                  from Hartford, CT, USA

                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                  • Easy to use
                                                                                  • Effective
                                                                                  • Good directions
                                                                                  • Quality
                                                                                  • value

                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                                      Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                                                                      Seeds were popping up in no time. I would use this product again next time.

                                                                                       
                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      This bag of starter food for new grass is great!

                                                                                      By PeterVas

                                                                                      from Massachusetts

                                                                                      Pros

                                                                                      • Easy to use

                                                                                      Cons

                                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                                          Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                                                                          In mid May I planted Scotts grass seeds in a large area of my front lawn of which it gets covered in the winter with snow, salt and sand. I then followed up by using this bag of Turf Builder starter food for new grass and found it to be very helpful in growing new grass!! The area looks great and it blended in very well with the existing grass.

                                                                                           
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          Best All Around Lawn Greener

                                                                                          By kurtwinterhalter

                                                                                          from Ohio

                                                                                          Pros

                                                                                          • cheaper than watering
                                                                                          • Easy to use

                                                                                          Cons

                                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                                              Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                                                                              I find that this particular Scotts Formulation to be my universal "green-up" secret. Of course it is good for new grass support. However, even in dry times during the summer this will keep my grass greener and minimize water requirements.

                                                                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                               
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              Works As Advertised

                                                                                              By tpickett

                                                                                              from Cuero, TX 77954, USA

                                                                                              Pros

                                                                                              • Easy to use
                                                                                              • Effective
                                                                                              • Good directions
                                                                                              • Quality
                                                                                              • value

                                                                                              Cons

                                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                                  Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                                                                                  I had a newly-sodded lawn for about two weeks. Applied Starter Fertilizer and two weeks later I started to see the results. I am going to reapply this month as it has been two months. Looking forward to the same results.

                                                                                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  Excellent product!

                                                                                                  By Matte

                                                                                                  from Gatineau, QC, Canada

                                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                                  • Easy to use

                                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                                                      Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                                                                                      This product is marvelous because it works so fast and the lawn become think if you follow the instructions. I always satisfied with this product and I will buy it every spring.

                                                                                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                                       
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      Works great

                                                                                                      By CBlacz

                                                                                                      from Omaha, NE, USA

                                                                                                      Pros

                                                                                                      • Easy to use
                                                                                                      • Effective

                                                                                                      Cons

                                                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                                                          Comments about Scotts 5M Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer (21605):

                                                                                                          I am the only one on my block that doessn't hire a lawn service to cut and maintain their lawn. With this product my lawn looks as good as everyone else, in other words, Great. It is easy, and more affodable then alawn service.

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