With the purchase of a decent mower, I'd like to have it sink it's 'teeth' into some decent grass as well. I am in the process of having a soil-sample processed to optimize the turf for the season. My question is, is there really a big difference between fertilizer brands? Homeowners don't have access to commercial brands as readily as you guys - so keeping it with the commonly known (unless you have some advice on better stuff) like Scotts, Farm Bureaus Lawn Science and the likes. Does it make a difference or do they just 'package the same stuff in different bags', roughly speaking. Any advise on fertilizing/ treating the lawn for a healthy appearance through the season would be apreciated.