Rated 2.1 out of 5 by 136
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Minty1 Poor Quality - worse than my usual cheaper bags
My usual top soil was out of stock at HD, and as I needed some that day, I thought I would spend a little extra for 'Premium' quality from Scotts.
What a disappointment. The soil was full of stuff other than soil. A lot of rubbish, including plastic, wood and stones.
There was far more twigs than I've seen before. I know that may be the 'organic' mater, but there's just too much of it.
Also, the soil was clumped together really hard, so it took 5 minutes per bag to get it nice and smooth.
I wish I had not spent the extra 20c per bag!
April 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by coffeeman JUNK JUNK JUNK
This is the worst product ever! Warning!!! DO NOT BUY. You will be disappointed. I found the following items in just one bag: Glass, plastic tubing, pieces of plastic bags, sticks, stones, electrical wire, lots and lots of wood (mulch).
If these reviews aren't enough to scare you into buying something else, go to Scotts website for many more explaining this poor quality product.
YOU'VE BEEN WARNED
July 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Woody383 Not a quality product
Hardly premium topsoil; more like mulch than topsoil. Filled low areas in the yard with mixture of this topsoil and good quality grass seed and very little grass seed germinated.
July 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Poor Quality
Not topsoil at all. This is junk. Bag contains bark chips, and coloration. Any dirt at all was dyed. White sand only. Water or rain brought out the true white sand color.
June 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Liz Like it came from the side of the road
To be fair, I would have been fine with this being so loaded with sticks and rocks since its only $2-something a bag. But it was also full of trash. Plastic bag bits, a few small sharp hard bits, and one piece of sharp glass, like from a broken bottle. I bought this to put in my turtle house and had to spend a half an hour breaking up the clumps and picking trash out of it. Seriously I wasn't expecting a lot, but I was even more disappointed just now when I scrolled down to reveiw and saw in the description it says "free of sticks and rocks". No. This is like 30% sticks and rocks and two handfulls of trash bits. Definitely will not buy again. Though I suppose its a decent deal if you just need to fill a hole in your yard and don't plan on running through it barefoot.
May 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SonnyReds Best grass growing fill dirt for my yard
Wow, this topsoil works great for my needs. I have used over 50 bags in the past 2 years without any problems. It's clean and I have not encountered any of the problems mentioned in earlier posts. It was mainly used to fill a low area in my yard which after filling I just threw Scotts EZ Seed on. In no time at all the entire area was covered with grass.
June 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by chrisco Killed plants
The Scott's name has always been linked with quality, so I bought several bags of this "topsoil" to add to some containers and fill in holes in ground. Opening the bags released a rotting stench due to the composting of numerous sticks, wood pulp and other organic matter that made up all of the very wet "topsoil". After about 2 days, vegetable plants started to turn yellow and leaves curled up. A few plants dried up and died, but I was able to save the rest by digging out any of the "topsoil" and filling in with real dirt bought at a landscape yard. The same thing happened when we used Scott's mulch; it turned all plants yellow and unhealthy looking, but did not kill them. Did you know that if the wood in the mulch is fresh wood, you must leave the mulch out in the open to age before putting on your plants or it will - burn them. I suspect that is what is happening here. Oh and I also found numerous tiny white shells from snails.
June 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MJ1995 This is not topsoil
I bought this thinking I am getting a premium topsoil. However, after dumping the 6 bags I bought I quickly realized that this is more of a mulch. It is not soil. It is very smelly. Topsoil should smell like dirt not like mulch. I could smell it from quite a distance away. Awful product. Should not be labeled topsoil.
I already contacted the company and I have to send the receipt via snail mail and wait 2-4 wks to get a refund.
June 16, 2016