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How to Use Scott's Step Two Lawn Fertilizer

By Meg Butler ; Updated September 21, 2017

Unfortunately, a green, healthy lawn is not as simple as planting seed and leaving it to its own devices. To reach its full potential, your lawn must be regularly watered, mowed, thatched and fertilized. To help you achieve a beautiful lawn, Scott's lawn care professionals offer a four-step annual lawn care regimen. Scott's Step 2 Fertilizer is the second step of this regimen, designed to take care of your lawn's springtime needs.

Purchase the correct amount of Scott's Lawn Pro Step 2 lawn fertilizer. One 14-pound bag will cover 5,000 square feet of lawn.

Wait until the right time. Apply Scott's Step 2 lawn fertilizer in late spring, between April and June when weeds are actively growing. Choose a day where temperatures fall below 90 degrees Fahrenheit and no rain is forecast for the next 24 hours.

Water your lawn lightly. Scott's lawn fertilizers are composed of tiny, lightweight granules designed to stick to the leaves of weeds. By wetting the lawn first, you will help the weed killer do its job.

Use a drop spreader fertilizer (according to the manufacturer's instructions) to spread the fertilizer. Set the fertilizer spreader to distribute 4 1/2 ounces of Scott's Step 2 lawn fertilizer per 100 square feet of your lawn.


Things You Will Need

  • Fertilizer spreader


  • Do not water your lawn for 24 hours after applying the lawn fertilizer.


  • Do not use Scott's Step 2 lawn fertilizer on on dichondra grass, St. Augustine grass, creeping bentgrass, bahia grass or centipede grass lawns.

About the Author


Based in Houston, Texas, Meg Butler is a professional farmer, house flipper and landscaper. When not busy learning about homes and appliances she's sharing that knowledge. Butler began blogging, editing and writing in 2000. Her work has appered in the "Houston Press" and several other publications. She has an A.A. in journalism and a B.A. in history from New York University.