I was a sceptic before buying and so I bought it. I over seeded and used this product. Now, when ever I look out the window I see a beautiful lawn. Providing that the temp. Was fair with alot of rain. Lately it's been up in the 90s. I keep my lawn watered in the morning and when the evening becomes cool. But, it's been nice to see me lawn flourishing. I recommend this product. P.S. I have a front area of 500 sqr feet. I use about 1 to 2 pounds to spread on the lawn. Happy.
I am a Scott's 4 Step Program Believer and have been for years. 16 years ago I built my home and laid sod to jump start my lawn. I did my research and wanted to find out the best lawn care program out there. Scott's 4 Step Process had great reviews so I gave it a try. Every year I am complemented on my lawn all year round, that it looks thick and healthy. A few of my neighbors who had lawn care services, we're never completely satisfied with how their yard turned out each year. they asked what I used, I gave them the information and now they are avid Scott's 4 Step users; as a matter of fact one of my neighbors yards have never looked so good until he started using the four step process. By the way, I'm the only woman on my Block that maintains and cares for her yard – and yes I get a little self satisfaction knowing that I have a better yard than some of the guys. Lol
I Live By Scott's 4 Step Program for years
Scotts STEP 1 for Seeding lawn food with weed preventer not only has the strength to prevent pesky weeds, but also helps grow a newly seeded lawn. This lawn food will prevent the toughest lawn weeds including large crabgrass, smooth crabgrass, dandelion, common chickweed, ground ivy, yellow nutsedge and more. Scotts STEP 1 for Seeding Starter lawn food with weed preventer is for use on Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, perennial ryegrass, centipede grass as well as fine fescues.
1). If you only have a few small areas you want to seed, I have seen folks get around the fact that they have a crabgrass germination barrier in those spots by cultivating the soil to a 4 inch depth (to disrupt the crabgrass barrier), then mixing in an inch of compost like Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Soil, and then seeding with Scotts EZ Seed.
Now here are my two answers:
I hear that question quite a few times this time of year. I have two answers depending on the size of the lawn area that needs new grass seed. However, before I give those two answers here is a quick rundown of crabgrass prevention 101.
Scotts Turf Builder plus Halts Crabgrass Preventer and Scotts Lawn Pro Step 1 contain our best crabgrass preventer to provide prevention for around 4 months. The directions state that you should not plant grass seed for 4 months after application, which means you will need to wait until the end of August to seed. We have a different crabgrass preventer for folks who want to seed in spring and prevent crabgrass. Scotts Starter Lawn Food plus Weed Preventer and Scotts Lawn Pro Step 1 for New Seeding provide crabgrass prevention while allowing you to plant grass seed at the same time. (Note: the crabgrass prevention does not last as long as Turf Builder plus Halts and Step 1, however it is your best choice if you want to seed in spring.)
2). If you have a large area you want to seed, the first recommendation is not practical, so you really need to wait until early fall to seed.