How to Use Scotts Turf Builder

Written by kaye morris
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Scotts Turf Builder is a fertiliser specifically designed to improve the health and durability of your lawn and is safe for any grass type. One of the big advantages of Scotts Turf Builder is that is not seasonally restricted. You can use Scotts Turf Builder to improve your lawn in the spring, summer or fall. Many homeowners choose a twice-a-year application in the spring and the fall due to the intense heat of the summer. If you live in an area with a milder climate, then a spring and late summer application might be better for you. Using Scotts Turf Builder is an easy process that any homeowner can manage.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Rake
  • Scotts Turf Builder
  • Push-cart spreader or hand spreader

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  1. 1

    Rake the lawn to remove leaves, twigs and other debris that has accumulated. If it's been a while since you last aerated your lawn, aerate the lawn after raking.

  2. 2

    Mow tall grass before applying the Scotts Turf Builder.

  3. 3

    Apply the Scotts Turf Builder to the lawn using a spreader. A pushcart spreader is the easiest and most efficient way to apply the Scotts Turf Builder, but you can also use a handheld spreader. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions for rate of application as it differs based on the spreading method used. Be careful not to over-fertilise any area of the lawn.

  4. 4

    Water the lawn immediately after you apply the Scotts Turf Builder if the temperature is 32.2 degrees Celsius or higher.

  5. 5

    Sweep sidewalks, driveways and decks to remove any Scotts Turf Builder that scattered onto them. Scotts Turf Builder can stain the surface. Pets can immediately walk on treated grass, but you may want to water the lawn to prevent them from tracking in fertiliser on their feet.

Tips and warnings

  • Wear gloves and shoes when working with fertiliser.
  • Wash your hands immediately after using fertiliser.
  • Do not touch your face or allow fertiliser to get in your eyes.
  • Do not place unused fertiliser where pets or children can gain access.
  • To dispose of old or unused fertiliser, check with your city concerning toxic waster disposal. If no specific guidelines apply, then place the unused fertiliser in a sealed plastic container. Place the container in a trash bag and put in your trash container for regular pickup.

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