I am not a big Scott's Fertilizer fan but their starter brand is the best product I've found for new lawns. I've used this product on two new lawns and both times I've been impressed with the results. The grass grows very quickly and comes up green and healthy. I absolutely recommend this product for new lawns.
Bird: I just bought a house and the previous owners killed the grass by cutting it to low. There were large bald patches all over. I put Scotts Turf Builder down on Friday around 1830. The following week that Thursday I had around 4 inche tall grass already growing. This stuff is AWESOME!!
Ours is a brand new lawn with new grass. The grass was not what I had wanted and any amount of watering wasn't helping. And then someone told me to try this product. So I jumped on it, bought a bag and went home. I did one application and was surprised to see how effective it was. Within 3-4 days the grass was dark green and started growing like crazy. Had to mow my lawn once a week that's how crazy it went. Note that after application, do water your lawn. And, there were no grass burns as this thing is a slow release fertilizer. I recommend it for anyone looking to change their turf. Worth the money. I used Scotts spreader to spread it.
My grass was turning yellow and needed some intervention. At the store I picked up the scotts fertilizer and thought of giving it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised that after spreading it and watering my grass, it turned really dark green and was looking really nice. Made me mow my lawn more often lol :)
Within a week of applying this product some of the grass blades turned white in color. My lawn, often admired, is now the butt of jokes. I used this product as I had applied a bare spot patch mix two weeks earlier. Buyer beware.
The Scotts mini rotary spreader, on the other hand, worked great on my small 5,000 sq ft South Minneapolis lawn