Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 73
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 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 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 $100 for just enough mat to cover my townhouse front lawn, I can only imagine what someone with a decent size lawn would shell out for this product. There has to be cheaper alternatives.
March 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by susie It does the job
Used the stater mats in hilly areas. Wanted to pr vent downpours from carrying seeds away.
July 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KarininMD Great Green Grass
I seeded grass on the side of my house on a slope and used the seed starter mat. The seed stayed in place and the grass grew right through it. Now I can mow over it easily. It also keeps moister on the seeds and it is easy to see if the grass needs some water.
June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DickB Very Useful for Seeding on Slope
I used this on a slope on which I have not had prior luck seeding well. It went down easily (see "before" picture). I did water the area daily and in about ten days I had grass coming up through the mat. As you can see from the "after" picture, I do have some small spots where the seed did not germinate, but this looks a lot better than all prior attempts in this location. I would highly recommend the Pennington mat for difficult to seed sloping areas. It held in the seed and the moisture.
October 17, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by WoodstockLibertarian Works but.
These mats work very well. They're quite fragile so you have to put them down and roll them out.
Seed grows great under the mat. I just spread the seed, spread some 13/13/13 fertilizer, and rolled out the mat.
But they're 19$ each. That's 33 cents per square foot! Yikes! I need about 6 more for my side yard, but I'm going to use wheat straw instead - I might buy these if they were maybe 9 or 10$ each.
June 14, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by happydishes Works well
I used this product over both grass seed and wildflower seeds to hold the seeds in place on sloped areas of my yard. Seeds have sprouted and come up through the mat. I'm happy with the purchase
June 7, 2016