Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 76
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer LOVE THIS STUFF!
I love this stuff! I took a chance in the store and purchased this 18" x 39" wide lawn blanket as I was putting in a new lawn at my new house. I did not want to spend money on good quality seed and then let the birds have a banquet at my expense. Straw can be messy and full of weeds! The SEED STARTER MAT rolled over the newly planted lawn like a light-weight gauze fabric. It is light weight and easy to tear in order to fit around objects. The grass seed has sprouted upward, through the MAT and the lawn looks ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIUL! I returned to Home Depot for 3 additional rolls to complete the side yard. I LUV THIS STUFF!
October 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Staceydlc Grass started sprouting in 4 days
Easy to roll out over the seed. Grass started growing about 4 days in with twice a day watering. We are on day 12 now. Just wondering when the mat will start to disintegrate because I missed a few spots and need to put down some more seed around edges. Pricey product... We bought 5 rolls.
July 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GardenDeb Worked perfectly for me
I bought 2 rolls to use on a hill after planting grass seed. This was 2 weeks ago, and the mat has begun to disappear underneath the new grass. Durning this period, we had heavy rains and the mat did its job of holding the seed in place.
October 2, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JG Ok
Pros - easier and less messy than straw.
Cons - expensive
Have to buy stakes to hold it down
Rips and tears very easily.
More cons than pros so its probably not worth it. Go with straw.
September 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Frank Good for protecting and growing new seed, but pricey.
I've used the Seed Starter Mat in the past for small patch repair on my lawn and it worked well. Within 2 weeks I had grass sprouting up through the mat and it thrived after that.
This year I decided to do a fairly major overhaul to my front lawn...I live in a townhouse so the front yard isn't all that large - it's just under 300 sq ft. I bought 5 rolls of this stuff to keep the seed from eroding away on the slight slope my yard has. It is definitely pricey at just over $18/roll...so I'm near $100 for the "small" area I need to cover.
Working with the mat is tricky...the wind was working against me so that didn't help. LOL. Once it was down, I soaked it with water and it stayed put. Now I just play the waiting game for this and see what happens in a couple weeks (I'll try to update the review accordingly).
For the price, I feel like others...I wish it covered more area. A good deal more. Otherwise, this product would be a better value for patching rather than trying to cover over a full lawn. If I spent nearly $100 for just enough mat to cover my townhouse front lawn, I can only imagine what someone with a decent size lawn would shell out for this product. There has to be cheaper alternatives.
March 31, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pickles Useless
Product gets stuck in my dogs claws/paws. Doesn't naturally degrade and look really sloppy on a manicured lawn. Grass does not seem to grow up through it but grows UNDER it. Absolute garbadge. Don't waste your money on this
August 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DickB Very Useful for Seeding on Slope
I used this on a slope on which I have not had prior luck seeding well. It went down easily (see "before" picture). I did water the area daily and in about ten days I had grass coming up through the mat. As you can see from the "after" picture, I do have some small spots where the seed did not germinate, but this looks a lot better than all prior attempts in this location. I would highly recommend the Pennington mat for difficult to seed sloping areas. It held in the seed and the moisture.
October 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by susie It does the job
Used the stater mats in hilly areas. Wanted to pr vent downpours from carrying seeds away.
July 13, 2016