How It Works

Create living soil and healthy roots with Rachio Lawn Champion

Rachio Lawn Champion treatments help plants grow healthier by improving soil and building roots. And it's safe for people, pets, and the planet!

Lawn Champion isn't a fertilizer – it's so much more!

Unlike traditional synthetic fertilizers, our soil nutrition contains the right stuff for your lawn, without the risk of damaging or burning it. Lawn Champion feeds your entire soil system so that your plants can get what they need to grow longer, stronger roots and reach more naturally-provided water and nutrients.

Over time, Lawn Champion can even build up and improve soil structure so that there are more air pockets between soil particles. This can add up to natural aeration of your soil so you can decrease or even eliminate the need to aerate your lawn.

Photo illustration: Microbes in soil
Holding to plant samples, the one treated with Lawn Champion has healthier roots.

How does a not-fertilizer work harder for your lawn?

While green grass is one sign of a healthy lawn, color alone cannot tell you the health of the ecosystem. Synthetic fertilizers push large quantities of nitrogen onto your lawn in order to create a “green up” effect that is unfortunately temporary.

Conversely, Rachio Lawn Champion focuses on fostering complete plant health from the roots up – so while it may take a few weeks to see color improvements, the results are more long lasting.

And when paired with a Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, you can see even more long-term benefits. Grass only grows as much as it needs to survive in its environment. Your Rachio controller works in concert with Lawn Champion to do more with less water while your roots and soil improve. This creates stronger, more stress-tolerant grass that is also more water efficient.

What's in Lawn Champion?

Natural ingredients for a healthy yard.

We’re proud of the ingredients that go into the Rachio Lawn Champion treatment. Our non-synthetic superfoods feed soil’s living community without polluting water and air with nitrogen and other chemicals that overload our ecosystem.

Our soil nutrition is the key to total lawn transformation. Other natural treatments are pulled from the ocean and can compromise soil health with excess salt. Lawn Champion uses microalgae that is specially grown for use in soil. These micronutrients are more easily absorbed into your lawn because, well, that's what they’re made for!

What's in Lawn Champion?

Specially grown and formulated for soil nutrition. Typical seaweed found in other treatments can contain salts and damage our oceans with overharvesting.


A natural source of calcium carbonate, which boosts the natural soil biology and helps keep soil neutral.


Packed with nutrients to support the natural ecosystem of your yard. Includes vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and more for superior yard health.

Other Ingredients
Other Ingredients

Our other ingredients like phosphoric acid (a common food preservative) and potassium sorbate (a frequent soft drink additive) and water keep Lawn Champion fresh and easy to apply.

Add grass seed to bare or dead spots.

Lawn Champion can do wonders for your yard, but it can’t work miracles by growing grass where none exists. If your lawn has bare patches where there is no living grass or grass seed, you’ll need to reseed to get a consistently green lawn.

If bare spots persist, you might have a problem with your

sprinkler system

. Get your system audited by a Certified

Rachio Pro

to find and fix common irrigation issues.

bare lawn spots that need grass seed and Rachio Thriv