Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Scotts® ProVista™ was developed to require half the mowing of the relevant, conventional turf varieties (e.g., St. Augustinegrass Floratam and Kentucky Bluegrass).  Scotts® ProVista™ is also glyphosate tolerant which allows you to control invasive, grassy weeds that cannot be controlled in other grasses without damaging the turf. Further, given its dense and slow growth, Scotts® ProVista™ has a deep, green color, thrives in both sun and shade, and requires less fertilizer to stay healthy and green.  Learn more about the homeowner benefits here and professional benefits here.

Scotts® ProVista™ is currently available in St. Augustinegrass as sod and in Kentucky Bluegrass as sod and seed.  Click here for more information and to see if it is currently available in your area.

Scotts® ProVista™ is currently available in St. Augustinegrass as sod and in Kentucky Bluegrass as sod and seed.

Installation & Establishment

Scotts® ProVista™ is currently available in St. Augustinegrass as sod and in Kentucky Bluegrass as sod and seed.  Additional installation information is available here.

How do I install and establish Scotts® ProVista™ in my property/lawn? Read More

Converting to Scotts® ProVista™ requires the existing turf/lawn be removed or killed so that Scotts® ProVista™ can successfully establish as either seed or sod.  Additional installation information is available here.

How can I convert or renovate my existing property/lawn to Scotts® ProVista™? Read More

No. While Scotts® ProVista™ provides significant benefits over conventional turfgrass, including better quality in the sun and in the shade, it is not a “super turf” and will only grow where the relevant conventional turfgrass species can grow.  Learn more about the homeowner benefits here and professional benefits here.

Maintenance

Click here for relevant information about maintaining your  Scotts® ProVista™ turf, including seasonal care tips.

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No. For Scotts® ProVista™ St. Augustinegrass, follow the best management practices (BMPs) for StA Floratam provided by UF-IFAS. For Scotts® ProVista™ Kentucky Bluegrass, refer to local BMPs for Kentucky Bluegrass.  Click here for additional information about maintaining your  Scotts® ProVista™ turf, including seasonal care tips.

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Scotts® ProVista™ can be maintained at typical mowing heights - between 3 - 5 inches for St. Augustinegrass and between 1 - 4 inches for Kentucky Bluegrass. Click here for additional information about maintaining your  Scotts® ProVista™ turf, including seasonal care tips.

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Scotts® ProVista™ has demonstrated excellent shade performance vs. the relevant conventional turf varieties. Scotts® ProVista™ thrives in both sun and shade conditions where turf is able to grow.

No, drought tolerance and water usage have not yet been fully tested for Scotts® ProVista™. You should water your Scotts® ProVista™ turf in the same way you would for the relevant conventional varieties (e.g., St. Augustinegrass Floratam and Kentucky Bluegrass). Given that Scotts® ProVista™ was bred to deliver improved plant efficiency, we are actively testing the turf to quantify drought tolerance and reduced water usage.

Nutrients are critical for the health and growth of turfgrass. Scotts® ProVista™ has been bred to require less fertilizer than conventional varieties to maintain its health, growth and dark green color.  Click here for additional information about when and how to fertilize your  Scotts® ProVista™ turf.

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No.  We recommend a landscape professional apply a straight 41% glyphosate product.  Please refer to our Professional Use Guide for additional information

Scotts® ProVista™ can be controlled with a non-glyphosate based, conventional ground clear product such as Ortho® GroundClear® Weed & Grass Killer (active ingredient: ammonium nonanoate).

Additional Information

Scotts® ProVista™ is the result of over 20 years of cutting edge turfgrass research, specifically focused on the development of turfgrass varieties requiring less maintenance and fewer inputs.

Yes, Scotts® ProVista™ trials are going on across the US at over a dozen accredited universities.  Scotts® ProVista™ was not developed in partnership with nor is it endorsed by any university.

Yes. Scotts® ProVista™ is genetically engineered like many of our modern crops. It is as safe as any other conventional turfgrass. Scotts® ProVista™ is tolerant to glyphosate; it does not contain glyphosate.