About Scotts Turf Builder
Scotts® Turf Builder® Lawn Food
We use Scotts® Turf Builder™ Lawn Food helps you to build a thick, green lawn. It’s formulated with exclusive Scotts® All-In-One Particles® technology for even greening and feeding. Using Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Food thickens your grass to crowd out new weeds and strengthens your lawn to help protect it against future problems.
Apply Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Food any time, during any season to unlock your best lawn.
How often should you fertilize
You should normally fertilize your lawn consistently every 6-8 weeks. As your grass grows and gets cut, the nutrients in the soil diminish and need to be replenished. Typically you’d feed your lawn once in early spring, once in late spring, once in late summer, and finally in the fall, just before the snow comes.
Fertilization is an integral part of any overall lawn care plan. Why is fertilization so important? To put it simply, fertilizers provide your lawn with the nutrients needed to produce strong roots and grasses.
Lawns that are healthy and attractive show off the health of the underlying soil. Lawns that have been fertilized often have more nutrients available to them, so they will be able to develop root systems that strengthen and increase the turf’s ability to resist drought and disease.
Proper lawn fertilization also helps to aerate lawns and prepare them for the snow and ice that come with fall. Fertilization increases the nitrogen level in the soil, which is essential for producing healthy, vigorous grass.
What are the numbers on fertilizer bags?
|All fertilizer labels have three bold numbers. The first number is the amount of nitrogen (N), the second number is the amount of phosphate (P2O5) and the third number is the amount of potash (K2O). These three numbers represent the primary nutrients (nitrogen(N) – phosphorus(P) – potassium(K)).This label, known as the fertilizer grade, is a national standard.
A bag of 10-10-10 fertilizer contains 10 percent nitrogen, 10 percent phosphate, and 10 percent potash.
|Fertilizer grades are made by mixing two or more nutrient sources together to form a blend, that is why they are called “mixed fertilizers.” Blends contain particles of more than one color. Manufacturers produce different grades for the many types of plants.You can also get fertilizers that contain only one of each of the primary nutrients. Nitrogen sources include ammonium nitrate (33.5-0-0), urea nitrogen (46-0-0), sodium nitrate (16-0-0), and liquid nitrogen (30-0-0). Phosphorus is provided as 0-46-0 and potash as 0-0-60 or 0-0-50. Now you know.|