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BEWARE this product kills your lawn
Before and after photos - taken 2 days apart. I applied as recommended. It's safe to say I am more than disappointed. Stay clear of this product or use at your own risk.
Purchased in March 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse.
Lawn killer, weed promoter
I bought a 15Kg bag and the recommended Scotts Drop Spreader from Bunnings Smithfield (Cairns) Qld. I assembled and calibrated the spreader to the recommended spread rate, and applied about a month ago. My mostly cooch with some broader leaf lawn grass has now mostly died off and the weeds have exploded. We have received a lot of rainfall since I applied the fertiliser. I am bitterly disappointed with the result given the glowing reviews from other users.
Purchased in February 2021 for $80.00.
I Love This Fertilizer - Just Don't Overdo It
This stuff is GREAT. I generally fertilize twice per year - in Autumn to get it through Winter, and in Spring to give it a headstart on the coming Summer.
I have used Soctts Lawn Builder exclusively for years now, and it is like steroids for the lawns - they are thick and green and lush. All of my neighbours ask me what I use, and my answer has always been the same - Scotts Lawn Builder. $80 ish will get you a 15kg pack which will do the entire yard - cheap at twice the price!
There are application instructions on the back of the pack, and yo...u really should read them. I have a Scotts fertilizer dropper and I use the recommended settings and I have never burnt my lawn. Except for one time, I must have bumped up against the retaining wall, and this caused a heap of fertilizer to fall out of the spreader unbeknown to me. A week later I found a dead patch of grass with a strip of pellets right down the middle - rookie mistake. I have tried many other products over many years - this is definitely the best. Just don't over-do it.
Purchased in August 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $77.09.
Burnt lawn and turned in brown
I was excited to use this product having been recommended it from a Bunnings sales person. I followed the instructions and distributed it on my lawn and watered it the follow day (as per the directions on the packet). Within 48 hours my lawn turned yellow-y, followed by big brown burnt patches everywhere. Incredibly disappointing feeling to pay top dollar to effectively kill your lawn. I held off writing this review for 7 days in the hope it would improve, but it's unfortunately only gotten worse over time. Be warned future buyers of this product.
Purchased in September 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $40.00.
I have used this product on my Kikuyu lawn a few weeks back. However, within a couple of days, most of the lawn become yellowish and eventually brown...!! Contacted the company (quickly got a response) and been told that this is due to the over application. I might have used slightly higher quantity than recommended (~25%), but didn't know it is so critical (especially as it is a slow release fertilizer). After four weeks and a lot of watering, some part of the lawn is growing back..
Love this stuff
I’ve been using this product for 2 years now, my lawn is a deep green, thick and luscious. All my neighbours ask what I use and I tell them. They now have the beautiful green lawns also. This is such a great product and it doesn’t smell like some manures. Highly recommend
Good stuff !
My grass turned not only green but thick and healthy. Easy to apply does not burn lawn, use 2 or 3 times a year.. even the bare patches all gone and grass has grown over them ! Highly recommend this product for my buffalo lawn and not expensive at all, good value for money !
Excellent Lawn Fertiliser
This is the best lawn fertiliser that I have ever used. It thickens the lawn quickly and drowns out the weeds over time. Although you can get away without watering it in until the next rain, I highly recommend to at least give the lawn some water after application. Especially if applying on hot days.
Excellent product, delivers on all aspects of sales information
I can highly recommend the product, keeps my lawn of Queensland Blue Couch in top condition, even in the cooler winter months. The product certainly delivers and well worth the investment in ensuring a pleasing garden environment. Definitely out performs any other product I have previously been using. Looking forward to another great season with the product in 2017.
I tried Lawn Builder fertiliser because it said it would thicken the lawn and reduce the number of weeds. I had lots of bare patches on my lawn and have noticed now they have grass over them. Slowly the weeds have decreased while the grass has spread and thickened. I would highly recommend this product.
Punish your lawn
Prepared ground as instructed and watered twice a day for over a week and all I have is a dozen holes in the ground. My lawn actually looks worse and my purse is down $30! Off to return to Bunnings and buy some turf. Suggest you all do the same!
Just killed the lawn, turned it yellow
I wouldn't recommend. Seemed to burn my grass and the fertiliser did too. Just water the lawn safer that way. Maybe it's better in winter but def killed my lawn...........
Not much more to say but it's asking for fifty words so I'm rambling. Four to go no two more days
Great slow release fertiliser.
Having a reasonable lawn of thick blue couch already I didn't want a fertiliser which would accelerate growth (height) because that would mean more mowing and it was hard to find something that wouldn't be fast acting and cause my lawn to shoot up. This slow release fertiliser is perfect for my situation, that is to say an already well kept, thick lawn which just needed a slow feed to keep it green.
Great product when used for it's intended purpose. Excellent!
Didn't Work for me
Didn't improve growth of grass. It only fed the weeds, the dandelions and small leaf clover. Now I have to rip up half of my garden to get rid of the weeds. The grass is now weaker as it is overrun by weeds.
In all areas where I applied the fertliser, the growth of grass didn't improve. In areas that were patchy, non existent, medium or thick areas of grass, the grass growth didn't improve, even 3 months on. The grass was watered or rained on at least once a week during this period.
I live in Sydney with heavy clay soil, might have something to do with this.
Questions & Answers
This is an excellent product. It does NOT kill the lawn as one customer said- maybe if you put on too much.
Do you ship to New Zealand- I am currently unable to get some here. What will shipping be.
Marlene, Hawera . New Zealand
I just used Yates weed n feed (the one you attach to the hose), can I also use Scotts lawn builder at the same time, or should I wait?? I have blue couch and live in Qld
Read the instructions on the back of the packet, I suspect that it will instruct you to wait.
Even if there are no specific instructions regarding this, my guess would be that waiting 2 weeks would be wise.
Can lawn builder be used as general fertiliser
Do you mean on flowers / trees? I would guess that the answer would be no.
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