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  • May be safely used on all lawn types before or after seeding or laying turf
  • Feeds for 3 months without burning when directions are followed
  • Huge coverage 180m²
  • Boosted iron, sulphur and calcium promotes deeper green growth and strong roots. The thicker the lawn is, the less chance weeds have of taking hold
  • When used as directed, this product is safe to use around domestic pets and children

Australia's most popular lawn fertiliser has an excellent reputation with home gardeners and professional turf managers alike. This product has been specially formulated to use before or after laying new turf or seeding a new lawn


All lawn grasses including all named varieties of buffalo, traditional couch, Santa Ana couch, kikuyu, bent, fescues and carpet grass
All grass substitutes such as dichondra (also known as pennywort or kidney weed), lippia, zoysia


Scotts Lawn Builder™ is not recommended for use on plants other than lawn grasses and lawn substitutes
Do not use if the temperature is expected to exceed 30 degrees C - wait for a cool spell


Scotts Lawn Builder™ is a slow-release fertiliser that provides continuous nutrition over a three month period
Every granule of Starter contains Scotts patented time-release nitrogen
Nutrients are released at about the same rate that grass roots can take up the fertiliser so there is no wastage, run-off to waterways or damaging surge growth


How much will I need?

Starter has a recommended application rate of 22g/m2

To work out how much you will need to fertilise your new lawn or seed bed:

Calculate the area in square metres (multiply the length by the width)
The area multiplied by the application rate will give the exact amount of Scotts Lawn Builder™ you need
Use a set of scales to weigh it out and then add it to the spreader ready to apply - do not be tempted to add a 'bit extra for luck' because over-application may result in nitrogen burning

How do I apply it?

For best results ALWAYS use a Scotts spreader
Check your model and make sure to set it correctly before you start (settings are also on the back label of the product)
If you don't have a spreader, make sure you distribute the fertiliser evenly over the lawn - uneven applications may result in 'hot spot' burning where too much has landed in one spot
When do I fertilise next?

To keep new lawns growing well, we recommend an application of Scotts Lawn Builder™ All Purpose three months after sowing seed or laying turf
As the new grass becomes established, it needs feeding on a regular basis if it is to thrive and stay dense and vigorous. Underfed lawns thin out over time, allowing weeds and other problems to appear
For a complete guide on How to Use Scotts Lawn Builder™ Starter Slow Release Lawn Fertiliser, watch the video on this page and always check the packaging


Before or after seeding - you can sow grass seed either immediately before or after applying Starter - no waiting needed
Starter can be used in the final preparation of soil for the laying of instant turf, or it can be applied after the turf has been installed


IMPORTANT: This product, when wet, will cause iron stains. Be sure to sweep all granules off paths, coping, paving, driveways, shoes, etc immediately after use. Do not allow the granules to come into contact with these surfaces when they are wet

Store safely out of the reach of children and pets. This product contains iron which can be harmful to dogs' livers if eaten in quantity

SAFETY FIRST: Read the instructions on the product packaging before use and take particular note of any warnings or cautions on the label

See the Safety Data Sheet for this product


NPK 22 : 0.5 : 12

Boosted sulphur, calcium and iron for rapid greening and strong root development

Feeds for 3 months without burning when used as directed and applied at no higher than the rate recommended on the bag

Includes Scotts patented time-release nitrogen and potassium formulated to release nutrients as your lawn needs them

We will gladly assist with returns and exchanges of this product in accordance with our returns and exchanges policy

Returns policy

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