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Veri-Green Starter Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding

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  • Phosphorus-rich formula to accelerate root development
  • Apply when seeding or sodding to jump-start grass development
  • Feeds the lawn for up to 2 months
  • Fertilizer analysis: 12-18-8
Real Veri-Green Starter Fertilizer Lawns
Product Overview
Want to give your new lawn the best chance of survival and a successful germination rate? Of course you do! Jonathan Green Veri-Green Starter Lawn Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding has been specifically designed to grow thicker grass roots more quickly. Healthy grass roots are essential for new seedlings to survive harsh weather conditions.

Our Veri-Green Lawn Food for Seeding and Sodding is rich in phosphorus, a key component in the development of root formation. This product also contains humates that enhance the efficiency, availability, and exchange of plant nutrients to and from the soil.

For best results, this starter fertilizer should be applied just after seeding a new lawn or installing sod rolls. We recommend checking local ordinances to determine the appropriate application times and any region-specific restrictions.
Coverage Guide


Coverage Amount
5 lb.
Up to 1,500 sq. ft.
15 lb.
Up to 5,000 sq. ft.
45 lb.
Up to 15,000 sq. ft.
How Do I Calculate My Lawn Size? First measure the length and width of your lawn. Then multiply the length by the width and deduct the square footage of any non-lawn areas (landscape bed, patio, deck, pool, etc.) from the total. Now you know how much product you need to purchase!
Shipping & Returns


  • Free ground shipping now available on orders of $75 or more! For smaller orders, shipping costs are calculated at checkout.
  • We ship orders the same day if placed by 2PM EST (later orders will be shipped the next day).
  • Orders are not shipped or delivered on weekends or holidays.
  • We offer ground and expedited shipping.


  • We offer 30-day free returns for replacement or full refund for items that are damaged or defective (shipping included). If damaged by the carrier, please file a claim with them.
  • If your items have been used or aren’t in the original packaging, we will give you a refund (minus the cost of shipping) based on the condition of the product.

View our complete shipping and return policy. If you have questions about your order, please contact our customer service team at orders@jonathangreen.com.

  • Apply the same day you seed or lay sod in fall (between mid-August to mid-October), or in spring (between mid-March to mid-May). For grass seed to germinate, soil temperatures must be at least 55°F, and air temperatures should not exceed 85°F.

  • 12-18-8

  • Nitrogen (Ammoniacal Nitrogen and Urea Nitrogen), Available Phosphate, Soluble Potash. Derived from: Urea, polymer coated urea, muriate of potash, and diammonium phosphate.

  • Apply when seeding or sodding.

  • 25% Slow release: feeds the lawn for 2 months.

  • Yes

  • Fertilizers can be applied with any of our soil amendments. We don’t recommend applying two of our weed controls or fertilizers together, as you risk burning your lawn. You can, however, apply two of these products together if one has fertilizer and the other one doesn’t. The rule of thumb is: if two products have different functions, it is usually possible to apply them together.

  • Apply Veri-Green Starter Lawn Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding to a dry lawn a day or two after mowing.

  • After applying Veri-Green Starter Lawn Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding, water your lawn to move the fertilizer to the roots. Once the grass has dried, people and pets are safe to re-enter the lawn.

  • Place it in a cool dry place, off of the ground, out of direct sunlight, and keep it away from moisture. Keep bags (especially that have already been opened) containing unused product in a locked storage area inaccessible to children and pets. Do not store near feed or foodstuffs.


    To prevent cross-contamination, do not store near open containers of fertilizer, seed or other pesticides. Under these conditions, fertilizer will last at least two years.

    • Carefully read all instructions prior to application
    • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating or drinking
    • Do not apply near water, storm drains, or drainage ditches.
    • Do not apply if heavy rain is expected.
    • Apply this product only to your lawn or garden and sweep any product that lands on the driveway, sidewalk or street back onto your lawn or garden.
    • Be aware of local ordinance requirements concerning lawn fertilizer applications. “Black out” dates may limit or prohibit lawn fertilizer applications from late fall to early spring in certain areas.
  • Always read and follow the product label before use.




    Safety Data Sheets can be found at www.jonathangreen.com/safety-data-sheets-sds. If you have a specific question, do not hesitate to contact us.


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Step 1/4

Who makes your spreader?

Jonathan GreenScottsAgri-FabCycloneEarthway / AmesEchoGandyGreenViewLelyLescoOrthoPlantmatesPrecision / Red DevilPrizeLAWNQuaker / Lawn CrafterRepublic / EZSearsSpykerSta-GreenViconVigoro

Don’t see your spreader here? Contact the manufacturer or review your spreader’s manual.


Step 2/4

What type of spreader are you using?

Rotary Drop Handheld


Step 3/4

What is the model of your spreader?

Agri-Fab Push Broadcast Agri-Fab Tow Broadcast Agri-Fab Drop Agri-Fab Tow Drop Cyclone Rotary EV-N-SPRED® Broadcast Earthway Rotary Ames Broadcast Earthway Drop Ames Drop Echo RB 60 Gandy Drop Jet Spred III Drop Spred Standard Deluxe and Pro Green-Meter Hand Crank Lely Rotary Lesco (Lettered) Lesco (Numbered) Ortho Rotary Ortho Drop Plantmates Broadcast Plantmates Drop Precision Rotary Red Devil Rotary Precision Drop Red Devil Drop Prizelawn CBR III Prizelawn CBR IV Prizelawn Lil\' Foot Prizelawn MPR-1 Prizelawn Drop Lawn Crafter Broadcast Lawn Crafter Drop EZ Broadcast EZ Drop All Rotary Turf Builder Classic AccuGreen 2000-3000 AccuGreen 1000 Wizz Sears Broadcast Sears Drop Spyker Rotary Rotary Vicon Rotary

Don’t see your spreader model here? Contact the manufacturer or review your spreader’s manual.


Step 4/4

Select the rate that best suits your lawn needs.

Depending on the type of product you selected there may only be one application rate.

Regular Rate - 3 lb per 1000 sq ft

Note: “New lawn” indicates that you are starting a lawn from bare dirt vs overseeding or applying product to an existing lawn.


Veri-Green Starter Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding

Your Spreader Setting is:

Start over
  • Should I fertilize when seeding?

    Yes, we recommend applying fertilizer prior to seeding to supply your lawn with the necessary nutrients it needs to support adequate grass growth. In order to promote strong root development for your new seedlings, you should choose a fertilizer high in phosphorus, such as Veri-Green for Seeding and Sodding. Remember to pay close attention to and follow the directions on the back of the specific fertilizer variety you’ve selected, as some fertilizers cannot be applied the same day as seeding.

Features You’ll Love

Starting your lawn off strong is essential to long-term success. Whether you’re seeding or sodding, ensuring strong roots and quick germination is key! Our Veri-Green Starter Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding is specially formulated to provide seedlings powerful nutrients while accelerating root development for a lush, healthy lawn from the start.

Nurture Grass Seedlings from the Start!

Give your new lawn what it needs to be amazing with Veri-Green Starter Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding. Our specialized formula provides grass seedlings and sod the nutrients needed to grow a strong healthy lawn from the start.
Nurture Grass Seedlings from the Start!

Accelerate Root Development

Your new grass plants require a strong foundation. Our advanced formula is enriched with phosphorus to encourage deep-root development so you can start enjoying your beautiful lawn in no time.
Accelerate Root Development

How to Apply


  • We recommend using a spreader to evenly distribute the product onto your lawn.
  • Check to make sure the spreader opening at the bottom of the hopper is closed.
  • Set the spreader according to the recommended setting on the packaging or use our Spreader Settings Tool above.
  • Push the lever forward only when ready to spread.
  • Apply fertilizer around the perimeter of the lawn to establish a turning area. Then run the spreader back and forth within the area outlined by your first perimeter application. Always allow an overlap to avoid gaps in coverage.


Sweep any excess granules off of hard surfaces and back onto the lawn.

Thoroughly irrigate the treated area after application for best results.

Once watered, wait a day to mow the lawn allowing the product time to activate.

Veri-Green Starter Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding 1,500 sq. ft.
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