Lesco Starter Fertilizer 18-24-12

  • Best Starter Fertilizer for establishing new turf.
  • Establishes new seed quicker and builds deep roots
  • 25% slow release to last up to 8-12 weeks
  • Covers up to 12,000 sq. ft.
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Regular Price: $81.99

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Product Details

If your looking for a superior turf grade starter fertilizer, look no further.  Here is the LESCO Starter fertilizer 18-24-12 with 25% slow release.

The LESCO 50 lb. Starter Fertilizer is a great fertilizer to be used in Southern, Mid-South, Midwest and Northeast areas. Great for use when seeding and sodding, the fertilizer is safe for use with new seedlings and features a slow-release formula to provide 8 - 12 weeks of feeding.

  • Perfect for use on newly seeded lawns and sod installation.
  • Ideal fertilizer for aeration and overseeding. 
  • Can be applied at the same time of seeding or sod.
  • Professional grade product designed for professionals

Additional Information

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Brand Lesco
Size 50 lb Bag
Fertilizer Feed Duration 2-3 Months
Coverage Area (sq. ft.) 12000


  • Covers up to 12,000 sq. ft.
  • Apply with a rotary spreader using an application rate of 4-5lbs per 1000 sq. ft.
  • Slow-release formula feeds for 8 - 12 weeks
  • Contains approximately 50% Poly Plus SCU and is high in phosphorous at 1 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft.
  • 18-24-12 fertilizer analysis provides the ideal balance of nutrients

LESCO Calibration Gauge#16

Lesco Spreader Chart

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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4.7 / 5.0
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Going for the green
Great product worked well grass growing slow release super great
May 11, 2017
7 months ago
Good stuff
Went down easily with rotary spreader. Lawn greened up quickly. Very pleased, and will buy again.
April 14, 2017
8 months ago
Just what I needed at a great price
September 22, 2017
2 months ago
Great products and great service!
Despite a torrential downpour after spreading the grass seed, the seed has come up full in ribbons so we will patch sew more grass seed in the bare spots! However, the fertilizer did its job in conjunction with the grass seed growing....all was good!

I would def. buy again!
May 22, 2017
7 months ago
Lesco grass seed and fertilizer
I aerated my yard and sowed it with Lesco grass seed and Lesco starter fertilizer. It looks great!
July 30, 2017
1 year ago
Would Definitely Recommend to Others
Works wonderfully! Really provided my grass seed the nutrients they needed to get off to a grass start! Now my lawn is healthy and beautifully green!
October 17, 2017
1 month ago
Love it and keep up the free shipping! Thank you!
September 7, 2017
2 months ago
It arrived as scheduled and I have applied it, it has been a few days and seems to be working
June 20, 2017
5 months ago
i just put it down
Sites ask for reviews right away on everything they sell. this is fertilizer that i just put down 2 days ago. alls i can say right now is that it doesnt appear to have burned the grass that i didnt get rid of when planting grass seed. only more time will tell - ask in a little while.
May 7, 2017
6 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
ThePlantingTree.com Store
High P content; good price; good info -- other brands bury the actual content of their product in the fine print. Good reviews.
James D on Oct 13, 2017
Great reviews about this product. Also like and need the NPK ratio it contains.
Miquel R on Sep 26, 2017
High P content; good price; good info -- other brands bury the actual content of their product in the fine print. Good reviews.
James D on Oct 13, 2017
Because of reviews
John D on Sep 26, 2017
Great reviews about this product. Also like and need the NPK ratio it contains.
Miquel R on Sep 26, 2017
loved the reviews.
kelvin s on Sep 20, 2017
I do have a lawn service, but want to give the seeds a better chance to germinate and do well.
Mohogany P on Sep 13, 2017
Free ship. Same as scotts
Courtney K on Aug 28, 2017
My husband loved this product
Daina E on Aug 26, 2017
high nitrogen and phosphorus amounts
Garrett G on Aug 26, 2017
This item was recommended by a lawn care expert on YouTube.
William M on Aug 23, 2017
My son recomended your products. He use to work for Lesco before they were bought out
george F on Jun 12, 2017
Recommended by Lawn Pro
Patrick J on Jun 5, 2017
tyler p on Jun 3, 2017
Proven to be one of the best fertilizers on the market...very compatible with their grass seed products - no fillers...
Murphy C on Apr 18, 2017
Grub infested soil. Killing grubs and establishing a solid root system again.
Tim T on Apr 12, 2017
I am overseeding with bare spots and phosphorous isn't available in wi
stephen a on Apr 6, 2017
I did some research and now it's time to test this product.
Alex D on Apr 4, 2017
This is the best fertilizer on the market.
Benjamin K on Apr 3, 2017
There aren't many starter ferts that have the right blend of NPKs. Honest, if there was a little more in the K then the N this product would be more balanced but this combination is the best you'll find for starting new lawns from seed. The phosphorus level is perfect.
Bruce C on Mar 27, 2017
Adrian S on Mar 21, 2017
Looking for this specific starter fertilizer and could not find in local stores. Best internet price and free shipping.
David P on Mar 11, 2017
Youtube (the lawn nut)
Jeffrey B on Mar 1, 2017
This seemed reasonably priced and it goes well with the seed I purchased, we'll see if they deliver.
Randy T on Feb 23, 2017
Only place I can find it online.
Ben G on Feb 22, 2017
I heard it was a good product and my local hardware stores do not carry it.
Victor E on Oct 25, 2016
It is recommended for the Lesco Transition Blend Grass Seed; and my landscaper used it to help give the seed a boost. I am more than happy with the results.
Carroll A R on Oct 23, 2016
It was recommended by my lawn care professional.
Thomas A on Sep 27, 2016
Recommended by our landscaper
Larisa B on Sep 19, 2016
Read good reviews online
lorna e on Sep 14, 2016
This fertilizer is great for greening up your lawn, promoting root growth and overall heath
Roshawn P on Sep 11, 2016
Lawn care nut recommendation from his YouTube channel
Brett B on Sep 7, 2016
this was what suggested to use with the Lesco transition blend grass seed
Paulette T on Aug 29, 2016
Because of reviews
John D on Sep 26, 2017
loved the reviews.
kelvin s on Sep 20, 2017
What setting should I use for my Scotts Edge Guard Spreader when using Lesco Stater Fertilizer 18-24-12?
Roshawn P on Sep 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Every spreader is different and should be calibrated prior to use. With 18-24-12 we recommend spreading at 10-12k sqft per 50lbs.
Should this product not be used in California? I was planning on using it this Fall
Victor E on Oct 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It depends on what your trying to achieve. This blend is taylored for seed establishment and provides all the nutrients for good seed germination. It's also a great turf builder if your levels are low.
What setting should I use for a Scott's Handy Green 2 when using LescomStarter Fertilizer?
Dianne M on May 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You will have to check with scotts to spread 4lbs of material per 1000 sqft.
Is this fertilizer Pet Friendly ?
Lorenzo on Nov 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We suggest spreading the fertilizer and at least one watering before letting your pets on the lawn.
Should I water it in right after application.?
A shopper on Nov 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. You will want to water it in. A good deep watering will move the fertilizer and nutrients into the soil.
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