This fertilizer has good qualities and really strenthens your lawn.
March 22, 2012
I've always been a long time user of Scotts fertilizer products and have been using the top brand in San Antonio, Texas where it really gets hot! But I felt that I would try the Scotts Southern Turf Builder fertilizer and see exactly as to what I would benefit from it............So far it seems to be very green and and my yard is thick! A lot of people stop by and wonder as to what I do and I tell then that I just use Scotts fertilizer products and water. I'll see as the the summer comes along and see how my yard does! But for now, I'm pretty satisfied with the product.
This is my first time using Scotts Turf Builder and I am completely satisfied. Easy to apply and within a week my lawn was a deep dark green color and very healthy looking. Coverage was a bit less than mentioned but could have been due to my spreader.
The Scott product are great, and I have used Southern Lawn food in Hawaii for several years.....o...
March 18, 2017
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
The Scott product are great, and I have used Southern Lawn food in Hawaii for several years.....other Scotts products for decades before that. I have noticed through all their brands, and different Scott Spreaders, that if you apply at the spreader dosage given on the bag, you will get the desired results, but YOU WILL GET SIGNIFICANTLY LESS COVERAGE, than what is stated on the bag. The Southern Lawns food says it will feed 5,000 square feet. My back yard is about 2,500 sq feet and it takes two (2) bags at their setting of "6" on the application drop spreader...yes spreader is calibrated. So the coverage is about 1/4 of what they state. But the results are consistently GREAT.
I purchased a handheld spreader to apply the Turf Builder granules & it was very helpful to achieve an even distribution. After caring for 3 dogs, who somewhat destroyed my backyard grass, on top of the South Texas Summer heat, I turned to this Turf Builder product to revamp my yard. I lightly watered, after the first application, & walked away, crossing my fingers. In the following weeks, we experienced several inches of rain & some area flooding. I'm not sure if the rain reinforced how well the product worked or not, but I'm grateful for the end result. After one application, my grass was thick, luscious, & really crowded out a few weeds I saw starting to grow! I couldn't be happier & will do another application soon!
Seems like a small bag at purchase for 5000 sqft coverage, but with a properly set Scott's spreader, it will cover that with a little extra for your shrubs and such. I put it down in mid-August before a ~2 inch rain the following day and the lawn is thriving.