The recommended application rate for Starter Fertilizer 8-24-4 XST DIY is 3 lbs/1,000 sq ft.
At this application rate:
At this application rate, you'll apply 0.24 lbs N/1,000 sq ft and 0.72 lbs P/1,000 sq ft.
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XST DIY is a 100% complete starter fertilizer ideal for new seeding, overseeding, plugging or sodding applications as well as for lawns demonstrating deficiencies of available nutrients N-P-K.
Recommended rates vary but in most applications, 3 lbs/1,000 sq ft is all you need to stimulate fast, healthy rooting of your new grow in. At that rate, each bag will cover 15,000 sq ft. When you order, full instructions on use for new seeding and sodding are sent along with order confirmation.
If you purchase XST DIY for your new seed or sod project, you will not need any other fertilizer or bio-stimulants. XST DIY provides everything you need in the bag to get your new grow off and running. No extra bio-stimulants needed, no fertilizers like Milorganite, nothing.
Just two applications of XST DIY. First one on seed/sod day, Second one 14-21 days later. That’s it. (you do have to water though lol)
If you are using this as a “starter fertilizer” to kick your existing lawn in gear, stick with the 3 lbs/1,000 sq ft.
IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFORMATION: Shipping is included in the price. Due to state laws, we can no longer ship to the following states: (CA, HI, AK).
An additional shipping fee of $9.95/ea will apply to Oregon, Washington, Idaho.
Also, we can not ship to PO Boxes
Typically delivered in 4-7 business days.
Note for 2020: This is the improved formulation of X-Start from Carbon Earth with CRRP Technology (the peptides). Due to new shipping rules, we have had to reduce the size to a 45 lb bag. We also rebranded the label to be more DIY friendly (XST DIY) and now we have spreader settings for all Scotts spreaders and Earthway too.
XST DIY is the EXACT same product as the professional version branded as X-Start.
Carbon Release, Root Promoting
Carbon release, root promoting technology developed by Carbon Earth features the homogenization of N-P-K inputs with a carbon (biochar) carrier and infused with root hair promoting peptides. This unique process allows Carbon Earth products to provide necessary conventional fertilizer inputs for plant response predictability, while also focusing on soil tilth, health, and root zone performance.
Important Note: some states and/or municipalities have restrictions on the use of phosphorus-containing fertilizers. Some areas outright ban the use; others allow it when you are seeding, sodding or plugging and still others allow it if you have a soil test to justify the need. As the homeowner and applicator, it is your responsibility to know your local laws and ordinances.