How to Use Scotts Turf Builder

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Things You'll Need

  • Rake

  • Scotts Turf Builder

  • Push-cart spreader or hand spreader


Wear gloves and shoes when working with fertilizer.

Wash your hands immediately after using fertilizer.

Do not touch your face or allow fertilizer to get in your eyes.

Do not place unused fertilizer where pets or children can gain access.

To dispose of old or unused fertilizer, check with your city concerning toxic waster disposal. If no specific guidelines apply, then place the unused fertilizer in a sealed plastic container. Place the container in a trash bag and put in your trash container for regular pickup.

Scotts Turf Builder is a fertilizer 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.


Step 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.

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Step 2

Mow tall grass before applying the Scotts Turf Builder.

Step 3

Apply the Scotts Turf Builder to the lawn using a spreader. A push-cart 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-fertilize any area of the lawn.


Step 4

Water the lawn immediately after you apply the Scotts Turf Builder if the temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.

Step 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 fertilizer on their feet.