Rated 2.2 out of 5 by 30
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bigpapa Waste of money
This stuff does not live very long. I watered the seed mix as instructed. When the summer heat came around is when the grass began to wilt. No matter how much I cared for it the grass died. The only thing that has stayed in place was the mulch. Heed the bad reviews or you will lose your money!!
September 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ndavis1280 Best fescue seed anywhere, not so good mulch...
I've used this professionally quite a few times, and if used correctly, as stated on the bag (meaning it needs to stay moist, so water it a minimum of twice a day, and in areas where it sits in the sun most the day, more than that is required), it will grow the nicest, DARKEST dark green fescue I've ever seen. Its color stays dark always, never lightens up...and with fertilizer, it turns that Kentucky blue/green color. I've literally bought bags of it just to get the seed out of it! The only problem is the paper mulch slowly turns Into PAPER MACHEY:/ It becomes hard, and I usually always have to, by hand, touch all spots to feel for a cushon softness (meaning grass is trying to break through) and then carefully peel away the mulch so the grass can continue to grow. I'd love some free bags for the inconvenience:)
July 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WeedMan Must add water...
I've used PatchMaster for years. It grows grass much quicker than seed alone. BUT, it must be watered for a few minutes twice a day. ***no water = no grass*** Be careful not to spread it too thick - a thin covering is ideal.
May 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Robert Zero growth
I followed the instructions to the letter; however, the product yielded zero grass growth. Two bags but zero patches patched. Scotts makes a lot of great products but this one should be removed from HomeDepot's shelves.
April 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Seabee74 poor product
I had some bare spots following construction activities here at home. I bought two packs of the PatchMaster, tilled the soil and raked it nice and level. Opening the first pack, the first impression was how compact the cellulose was (like blowing insulation). The first pack I decided I would put the whole thing in a bucket and stir it up enough to be able to spread to the mandatory 1/2 inch or less---even that was a problem as the stuff is very chunky. I soon noticed that stirring the stuff causes lots of seeds to fall to the bottom of the bucket! I could see this was a seed coverage problem and expected the least germination from that pack.
Second bag I grabbed hands full out and tried crumbling them on the spots to the thin layer required. Still chunky looking results, no matter how you try.
Watered the areas as directed and have been keeping it moist for over two weeks, but neither area showing any green. A couple spots I seeded with some plain grass seed from LAST YEAR along side the PatchMaster and mulched with burlap are up and growing bookoo high! Wish I had more of last year's seed (and it wasn't Scotts).
The only reason I tried this paper mulch concept was the Scotts label gave me confidence. Sadly that was a big mistake and I am going back to other brands of seed and my reliable burlap or straw mulch to finish this job.
May 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by judgeh very poor product.
Very poor two months. Plenty of rain. No more
than a half inch. Tried raking it off today. Its like
concrete remving it. You should definitely take this
off the market. JH
April 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by boilergreg Junk
Bought and followed directions on the package. It's been close to two months and not a single sign of new growth. Tried in two different patches in my front yard under IDEAL growth conditions for our region. This is the second Scotts product I've bought and the other one was terrible also. Waste of time and money.
January 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by KB Don't Waste Your Money
Followed instructions to the letter. After 3 weeks, I have zero new grass, and patches filled with grey "stuff".
Mixture looks like a combination of shredded newspaper and dryer lint. Grass seed? Maybe, I couldn't see it.
November 6, 2015