Gardeners demand a lot from their lawns. They want a smooth, even expanse of green with no weeds, invasive plants, bare sport or other blemishes. To get such a lawn requires constant attention and tending, but using lawn treatment products can reduce that maintenance and help a lawn resist invaders. The Scotts Company markets scores of products to treat your lawn.
Grass and Soil
Before seeding a new lawn or bare or damaged patches, treat the area with Scotts Lawn Soil to condition the earth and improve germination. Using Scotts Pure Premium Grass Seed (Sun & Shade) or the new Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed with Water Smart Coating will ensure germination because the coating absorbs water and keeps seeds from drying out. For extreme conditions like super hot, dense shade, high use or poor soil, use Scotts EZ Seed, which is treated with an absorbent material to keep seeds moist and nourished while they get established. In the fall, treat your lawn with Turf Builder EZ Seed Ultimate Winter Lawn Mix to condition and reseed it.
Repair bare or brown areas of your lawn with Scotts PatchMaster Sun & Shade, a mix of premium grass seed, seed starter, fertilizer and mulch. For areas with poor soil, use Scotts Turf Builder Seeding Soil treatment before reseeding to condition the soil. Thicken thin grass areas by treating with Turf Builder Lawn Fertilizer with 2% Iron.
Fertilize your lawn with Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Fertilizer in the spring and water in thoroughly. Repeat at 6- to 8-week intervals. Use either 30-0-3 or Turf Builder PRO Lawn Fertilizer at 32-0-4; both are are child and pet friendly. If you have weed, soil or pest problems, use a fertilizer treatment that also controls weeds and bugs, adds nutrients or is organic or zone-specific, such as Scotts Green Max Southern Lawn Fertilizer.
Scotts recommends applying weed protection between February and April in granules or spray. An application of Scotts Turf Builder Weed Prevent Corn Gluten Meal Herbicide when the temperature reaches 50 degrees Fahrenheit will keep lawns weed free. Treat with Scotts Halts Crabgrass Preventer, Lawn Fungus Control, Ortho Weed B Gon Chickweed, Clover and Oxalis Killer or Turf Builder with Moss Control as needed. Ortho EcoSense Garden Disease Control is an organic herbicide for lawns and OrthoWeed B Gon Spot Weed Killer treats St. Augustine grass.
Scotts makes a series of pesticides, including GrubEx 1 Season-Long Grub Killer. Treat your lawn with Ortho Bug-B-Gon MAX Insect Killer for Lawns granules and it will kill more than 100 insects from ants to spiders for three months. Scotts' organic line of Ortho EcoSense includes Lawn Weed Killer, a spray made from iron and safe for people and pets once dry.