Summer is a challenging season for lawns, with scorching heat and potential drought conditions threatening the lush, green grass that homeowners cherish. To combat these seasonal adversities, Turf Builder® SummerGuard® Lawn Food with Insect Control offers a robust solution. This product is a must-have for any lawn and garden retailer’s inventory, providing customers with the means to maintain a healthy, pest-free lawn throughout the summer months.

Why Scotts® Turf Builder® SummerGuard®?

Scotts® Turf Builder® SummerGuard® is specifically formulated to help lawns thrive during the most demanding part of the year. Its unique composition ensures that grass remains resilient and verdant, even in the face of extreme heat and drought. Here’s how:

  • Drought Resistance: This summer lawn fertilizer is designed to nourish grass, promoting the development of strong, deep roots. These roots are essential for creating drought-tolerant grass that can withstand harsh, dry conditions.
  • Comprehensive Pest Control: The included insecticide offers a broad spectrum of pest control, targeting common lawn pests such as ants, armyworms, chinch bugs, crickets, fleas, grasshoppers, spiders, and ticks. This dual functionality of feeding and protecting the lawn makes it a standout product for summer lawn care.

How to Use Scotts® Turf Builder® SummerGuard®

Retailers can guide their customers on the optimal use of Scotts® Turf Builder® SummerGuard® to ensure the best results:

  1. Timing: The product should be applied during the summer months, from June to August, when lawns are most vulnerable to heat and drought.
  2. Application Method:
    • Apply to dry grass.
    • Use a Scotts® spreader for even distribution:
      • Broadcast/Rotary Spreaders: Setting 3 ¾.
      • Drop Spreaders: Setting 8 ½.
      • Elite Spreaders: Setting 5.
    • Thoroughly water the lawn after application.
  3. Precautions:
    • Avoid using other weed or lawn insect control products for at least a week after applying SummerGuard.
    • One 13.35 lb. bag covers up to 5,000 square feet, making it a cost-effective choice for homeowners.

Versatility in Application

One of the key selling points for Scotts® Turf Builder® SummerGuard® is its versatility. It is suitable for use on any grass type, making it an easy recommendation for retailers to provide to their diverse customer base.


Scotts® Turf Builder® SummerGuard® Lawn Food with Insect Control. is an essential product for any lawn and garden retailer aiming to offer comprehensive summer lawn care solutions. Its ability to nourish grass and provide effective pest control makes it a valuable tool for homeowners seeking to maintain a beautiful, healthy lawn throughout the challenging summer months. By stocking this product, retailers can meet the seasonal needs of their customers and help them achieve lush, resilient lawns all summer long. Need to add this product to your store’s inventory? Shop now at and get summer ready with Scotts® products!

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