Scott's Green Max vs. Turf Builder

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Scott's Green Max vs. Turf Builder

Post by CarolinaMatt » July 1st, 2015, 4:09 pm

Hi Guys-

So I've been thinking it over lately on whether to stick with Scott's Green Max or switch to the cheaper option of Scott's Turf Builder. I'm happy with the Scott's Green Max, but when I compare the analysis of both bags they seem to be pretty close to each other.

Not knowing much about the science/chemicals of it all thought I'd see what others thought. Which would be better for Bermuda? Below is the link to both packaging PDFs.

http://www.scotts.com/smg/products/CFLS ... F_12LB.pdf

http://www.scotts.com/smg/products/CFLS ... LB_CFL.pdf

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Re: Scott's Green Max vs. Turf Builder

Post by Mightyquinn » July 1st, 2015, 4:20 pm

The GreenMax appears to be about 50% slow release and 5% Iron. The Turfbuilder is about 30% slow release and only 2% iron. Theoretically you wouldn't need to apply the GM as much as the TB due to the higher content of slow release. You could probably get away with every 6-8 weeks with the GM and every 3-5 weeks with the TB. What is the price difference?

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Re: Scott's Green Max vs. Turf Builder

Post by CarolinaMatt » July 1st, 2015, 4:45 pm

Right now Lowes has Green Max for $17 (usually $20) and Home Depot has Turf Builder on say for $12 (usually $15)

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Re: Scott's Green Max vs. Turf Builder

Post by crabgrass » July 1st, 2015, 11:03 pm

I love GreenMax in the fall.

I used it on my deployed friend's bermuda all summer with great success (once per month) - should call it "bermuda crack"

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Re: Scott's Green Max vs. Turf Builder

Post by Mightyquinn » July 2nd, 2015, 8:39 am

CarolinaMatt wrote:Right now Lowes has Green Max for $17 (usually $20) and Home Depot has Turf Builder on say for $12 (usually $15)
Is that for the same sized bag?


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Re: Scott's Green Max vs. Turf Builder

Post by CarolinaMatt » July 2nd, 2015, 8:44 am

It is. Both bags cover 5,000 sq feet.

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Re: Scott's Green Max vs. Turf Builder

Post by Mightyquinn » July 2nd, 2015, 1:04 pm

I think it all comes down to whether you think it's worth the extra $5 for more Iron and more slow release. If it was me I would go with the GreenMax.

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Re: Scott's Green Max vs. Turf Builder

Post by CarolinaMatt » July 2nd, 2015, 2:33 pm

I'll probably stick with Green Max then and maybe just pickup a bag of turf builder for some of the rough areas when they need a little extra TLC

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Re: Scott's Green Max vs. Turf Builder

Post by Blaze741 » June 8th, 2019, 10:48 am

Mightyquinn wrote:
July 1st, 2015, 4:20 pm
The GreenMax appears to be about 50% slow release and 5% Iron. The Turfbuilder is about 30% slow release and only 2% iron. Theoretically you wouldn't need to apply the GM as much as the TB due to the higher content of slow release. You could probably get away with every 6-8 weeks with the GM and every 3-5 weeks with the TB. What is the price difference?
Hi Mighyquinn.
I have 2 questions for you.
Which is better?
Green Max or Turf Builder?
How long before TB turns a lawn a plush green like GM?

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Re: Scott's Green Max vs. Turf Builder

Post by andy10917 » June 8th, 2019, 11:00 am

Blaze, that's a 4-year old posting and MightyQuinn hasn't been around in a long time.

There is very little "which is better" amongst fertilizers. Matching the INGREDIENTS to the need is the important thing, not brand names.

To know what your lawn/soil needs takes a soil test. If you want to do that, read the Sticky thread in the Soils/Compost forum area, and we'll interpret the results for you and build an annual plan for you (free!).

About the timing - getting a lawn to plush green is a marathon and not a one-day, one bag effort. It can take 2-5 years to get a lawn to the shape you see on the forums here. There are no miracles-in-a-bag that will transform your lawn.

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