Scotts Lawn Builder Premium Slow Release Lawn Fertiliser

Scotts Lawn Builder Premium Slow Release Lawn Fertiliser

Size: 5KG

Other sizes: 2.5KG15KG

Main product features

Outdoors only
No scorch formula
No scorch formula
Thicker lawn
Thicker lawn
Child and pet friendly
Child and pet friendly

The latest addition to our well known and proven Scotts Lawn Builder™ range, Premium will rapidlygreen your lawn in just a few days, thanks to itssoluble nitrogenthat is immediately available to grass roots

When to use



  • Acts quickly because itsnitrogen is highly soluble and availableto grasses immediately after application and watering in. It also containsboosted iron and magnesiumlevels to feed and green your lawn
  • Slow-release of nutrientseliminates wastethrough run-off and leaching and preventsburning
  • Traditional lawn foods release ('dump') most of their nutrients within a couple of weeks of application, causing a rapid surge in growth that quickly drops off again as the food supply diminishes. Scotts Lawn Builder™ usespatented time-release technologyto ensurenutrients are released slowly and continuouslyover a three month period
  • Premium isphosphorus-free, which means it can besafely used anywhere in Australiawithout posing any risk to ground or surface water
  • Premium has a recommended application rate of just16 grams per square metre, not the kilograms often associated with traditional lawn foods!One bagof Premium isequal to three or more bagsof traditional fertiliser of the same weight
  • When used as directed, this product issafe to use around domestic pets and children. Check paws and feet for granules before allowing pets or children on to paved areas as staining may occur.


  • All lawn grasses including named varieties of buffalo, traditional couch, Santa Ana couch, kikuyu, bent, fescues and carpet grass, all grass substitutes such as dichondra (also known as pennywort or kidney weed), lippia, zoysia
  • All grass substitutes such as dichondra (also known as pennywort or kidney weed), lippia, zoysia
  • Use half of the suggested rate for summer application on cool-season grasses, e.g. Bent Grass.


  • Scotts Lawn Builder™ is not recommended for use on plants other than lawn grasses and lawn substitutes
  • Do not use on lawns less than 8 weeks old - from germination of seed or installation of instant turf
  • Do not use if the temperature is expected to exceed 30 degrees C - wait for a cool spell


  • Scotts Lawn Builder™is aslow-release fertiliserthat providescontinuous feedingover a three month period
  • Every granule contains Scotts patentedtime-release nitrogen
  • Nutrients are released at about the same rate that grass roots can take up the fertiliser so there isno wastage, no run-off to waterways or damaging surge growth


How much will I need?

Premium has a recommended application rate of16g/m2

To work out how much you will need to fertilise your lawn:

  1. Calculate the area of the lawn in square metres (multiply the length by the width)
  2. The area multiplied by the application rate will give the exact amount ofScotts Lawn Builder™you need
  3. Use a set of scales to weigh it out and then add it to the spreader ready to apply -do not be temptedto add a 'bit extra for luck' because over-application may result in nitrogen burning
As a Guide m2
1/4 Tennis court 65
1/2 Tennis court 130
Full Tennis court 260

How do I apply it?

  1. For best resultsALWAYSuse aScotts spreader
  2. Check your model and make sure to set it correctly before you start (settings are also on the back label of the product)
  3. If you don't have a spreader, make sure you distribute the fertiliser evenly over the lawn - uneven applications may result in 'hot spot' burning where too much has landed in one spot
Type Spreader Setting
EvenGreen Drop Spreader 3
EasyGreen Rotary Spreader 27
HandyGreen Easy Handheld Spreader 4

* Setting 4 on the Easy Handheld spreader applies half the recommended rate. If using the Easy HandHeld, move over the entire area in one direction at a slow,steady walking pace then repeat application in a perpendicular direction to give full, even coverage

Dry Method

  • If water restrictions are in operation, apply Premium to the lawn without watering in
  • Scotts Lawn Builder™is safe on the lawn until it next rains or the lawn needs watering when it has been applied evenly with a spreader and at the rate recommended on the bag
  • Premium isguaranteed to greenthe lawn within one week of the lawn receiving moisture

Fast Method

  • Your lawn will be greener in two days with watering
  • For fast results apply to moist lawn, wait 24 hours and then water in thoroughly

For a complete guide on How to Use Scotts Lawn Builder„¢ All Purpose Slow Release Lawn Fertiliser, watch the video on this page and always check the packaging


  • For best results, feed your lawnsthree times a year- in early Spring, early Summer and Autumn
  • Avoid feedinglawns in cooler regionsin Winter
  • The release of nutrients from granules is controlled by temperature
  • In Winter when soil temperatures are low and lawn growth is extremely slow in many areas, the granules will simply 'sit' there


IMPORTANT: This product, when wet, will cause iron stains. Be sure tosweepall granules off paths, coping, paving, driveways, shoes, etcimmediatelyafter use. Do not allow the granules to come into contact with these surfaces when they are wet

Store safely out of the reach of children and pets. This product contains iron which can be harmful to dogs' livers if eaten in quantity

SAFETY FIRST:Read the instructions on the product packaging before use and take particular note of any warnings or cautions on the label

See the Safety Data Sheet for this product


  • NPK 28 : 0 : 4.5
  • Boostedsulphur and ironfor rapid greening
  • Feeds for 3 months without burning when used as directed and applied no heavier than the rate recommended on the bag
  • Includes Scottspatented time-release nitrogenand potassium formulated to release nutrients as your lawn needs them

Health and Safety

Always read the pack label and product instructions carefully before use. For further information relating to product safety please review the product data safety sheet link below.

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