Sod and Seed Starter Fertilizer

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Sod and Seed Time Release Starter Fertilizer

When it comes to getting a healthy lawn whether it be from sod or seed starter fertilizer is essential. Our stater fertilizer blends speed up rooting and establishment of sod or seed with a complete blend of nutrients made specifically for your type of sod or seed type and soil base.

starter fertilizer for sod and seed

 Our 8-16-16 starter fertilizer


To ensure sod or seeding will thrive, you should have the following nutrients:
Nitrogen(8) - this helps aide blade development and growth
Phosphate(16) - supports the roots to expand down into the soil and establish a robust rooting system. 
Potash(16) - helps provide roots with energy and promotes sod durability.

Starter Fertilizer Nutrients

Total Nitrogen or (N) equals 8%

7.00%  from Ammoniacal Nitrogen 

1.00% from Urea Nitrogen 

Available Phosphate (P2O5) equals 16%

Soluble Potash (K2O) equals 16%

Sulfur (S)  equals 7%

Iron (Fe) equals 1%

Zinc (Zn) equals .20%


Starter fertilizer Ingredients

Derived from: Ammonium Sulfate, Urea, Mono Ammonium Phosphate,

Sulfate of Potash, Muriate of Potash, Ferrous Oxy Sulfate and Zinc Oxide.


1.3% Humic Acids (derived from Leonardite)



You may also use Sod and Seed Starter Fertilizer for seeding. We recommend using this product twice for seeding, once before the seeding application after your soil is prepared and again 6 weeks later to ensure you have fed the whole lawn area. Seed generally takes between 5-6 weeks to germinate fully. During this time, you must keep the area moist with daily watering.

Starter Fertilizer

To ensure a healthy lawn, use starter fertilizer before laying sod. The use of fertilizer is a critical step and should be applied every 2 to 3 months. Fresh sod needs a unique combination of nutrients that it can obtain through our specially formulated fertilizer specific for our sod types. A combination of nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium will support your lawn. Iron aids in ensuring that sod has adequate nutrients and keeps your lawn green. Phosphates and potassium help establish a rooting system, and nitrogen will then support flowering and growth.
For lawns that already are established, high nitrogen and low phosphate and potassium will support your lawns to green up faster and extend the green color. 
**Sod and Seed starter fertilizer is always recommended when sodding/seeding a new lawn.**

***One 16 lb bag of our Starter Fertilizer will cover 1,200 sq ft***

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