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Turf Builder 1.5 cu. ft. Lawn Soil

$6.97 /each
  • Contains Scotts Starter Brand Fertilizer for essential nutrients
  • Promotes a strong root system
  • Creates a prime seed-growing environment

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The Turf Builder 1.5 cu. ft. Lawn Soil is a great choice for seeding, sod and plug projects. It contains properties that enable more efficient use of water. This lawn soil can help your grass grow up to 50% thicker than native soil allows for it to grow. It offers essential nutrients for early grass development and a strong root system.

  • Scotts Starter Brand Fertilizer is already mixed in, to help offer essential nutrients for early grass development and a strong root system
  • This product has been identified as a Water Smart product, indicating that it contains properties that enable more efficient use of water
  • Great for seeding, sod and plug projects
  • Can grow grass up to 50% thicker than native soil allows
  • For optimal results, use with Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed
  • Note: Product availability may vary by store

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can you use it for top dressing the lawn ?

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Yes, combine with grass seed and your results will be excellent. Key is to keep lawn watered twice a day till seeds sprout. Depends on weather.
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It worked for me
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Yes, have used it many times - good results!
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No.
I have found that grass does not grow in this poor example of "soil".
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yes, but you may want to sift out the twigs first
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I did and it worked great!
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May 20, 2015
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Yes, this may be used for top dressing a lawn.
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using this lawn soil

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i've already tilled my soil. Is it ok to place the new seed and use the lawn soil to cover the seeds?
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Yes you can.
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You can, as long as you sift out the stones and twigs.
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What you have described is what I do to grow new grass. Adding new grass fertilizer also helps new grass develop quicker too.
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yes
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October 5, 2015
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We would not suggest covering your seed. For best results grass seed should not be covered with any more than a thin layer; no more than 1/4" of soil.
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how much does it cover

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12 bags 144 square feet
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I have found that about a ½" thick layer of this not as advertised "soil" covers approximately 8' x 3' wide area.
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To do what I used it for on a new patch of grass, it covered about a seven by seven foot patch at about a quarter inch covering.
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about 500 SF
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The amount needed depends on how it is being used. At a 1" depth 2 bags will cover 36 square feet. At 1/4" depth a 1/2 bag will cover 36 square feet.
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How do I keep the grass from getting yellowed from the dog?

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We keep getting yellow spots and let it go for good ... now I am wanting our lawn back..
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Feed your dog like a tsp of tomato paste that is ONLY tomato daily.
WARNING seasons added like onion, garlic & pepper family, even in small doses, are toxic to their kidneys and will cost you more then the pain of looking at yellow grass.
The citric acid in the tomato helps balance the ph factor. Or put your dog on a better food that is higher in protein, less grain. - either less yellow over time.
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Feed your dog like a tsp of tomato paste that is ONLY tomato daily.
WARNING seasons added like onion, garlic & pepper family, even in small doses, are toxic to their kidneys and will cost you more then the pain of looking at yellow grass.
The citric acid in the tomato helps balance the ph factor. Or put your dog on a better food that is higher in protein, less grain. - either less yellow over time. Neither are instant cures but over time you will see improvements in future spots forming in about 4-6+wks.
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Dig it up and out the Scotts in that area
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The easy answer is do not let the dog near the affected area. But more to the point, you can use natural remedies by spreading black pepper on the area. Just know that with a little rain or moisture of any kind, the product will go away. It is more of a summer remedy. There are also pest be gone products that you can spray on flower beds or use in the yard for your dog's bathroom habits. It is not as bad Read More
The easy answer is do not let the dog near the affected area. But more to the point, you can use natural remedies by spreading black pepper on the area. Just know that with a little rain or moisture of any kind, the product will go away. It is more of a summer remedy. There are also pest be gone products that you can spray on flower beds or use in the yard for your dog's bathroom habits. It is not as bad as skunk spray, but it sure is close! It will keep just about anything off your grass! Read Less
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Dog urine contains high levels of nitrogen, which causes grass to become greener. Under certain conditions (such as heat or drought stress) the nitrogen may actually burn the grass, causing it to die and leave a bare spot in the lawn. This type of reaction is similar to the damage caused by an over application of fertilizer. The excess nitrogen in the soil causes the plant to give off moisture rather Read More
Dog urine contains high levels of nitrogen, which causes grass to become greener. Under certain conditions (such as heat or drought stress) the nitrogen may actually burn the grass, causing it to die and leave a bare spot in the lawn. This type of reaction is similar to the damage caused by an over application of fertilizer. The excess nitrogen in the soil causes the plant to give off moisture rather than absorbing it, and if the area is not watered thoroughly, the grass may die. If the areas are already dead, they will have to be removed and reseeded.
When reseeding a dog urine spot, we recommend using our new Turf Builder EZ Seed Dog Spot Repair. In addition to grass seed and our super absorbent mulch, it also contains gypsum which will neutralize the urine.
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Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 117 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Does the job! Does what it's supposed to do. I get brown patches in my lawn annually due to the heat and the occasional undisciplined dog or cat. When needed, I pull up the brown grass, apply Scotts grass seed to the area, then cover the seed with the lawn soil. Water area daily and just over a week later new grass arrives! August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Made my seeds grow faster than I've ever seen! I moved into a new home and the grass in the backyard was horrible. Very patchy and dead grass everywhere. I was starting from the beginning. I seeded my lawn and did not have high hopes because its mid summer, 90 degrees everyday. I used this product with the Scotts heat tolerant grass seed. I seeded 4 weeks ago with regular top soil from Lowe's and had very spotty growth. I decided to start over again using the Scotts top soil and what a huge difference it made. It was pretty pricey soil but purchased anyway. In one week I am seeing grass sprouting all over. The reviews saying that there were other materials in the dirt really scared me but I purchased 6 bags and there were no foreign objects in my bags at all. No glass, metal, clay etc. I will definitely use this again. July 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by First Timer, Great Results! We live in Austin Texas so the heat and drought over the years had destroyed our yard. We decided to start from scratch. We are artists and work in film by trade so we had no idea what to do. We couldnt afford sod so we decided to seed. We did some research and watched some videos. Someone recommended putting this down after you till and raking it in with the seed. We are tree covered half the day so we got Pennington partial Shade grass. It's only been three days and we already have germanation and a cute blanket of sprouts! I'm so excited that it worked! We've been keeping it watered and moist, so far so good! I feel this product helped as the quality of our soil had depleted. June 29, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Grows some plant that I did not want I used this on top of regular topsoil thinking why not is was more expensive but it was only a small area. The grass I planted grew Ok (I would not say faster or better than I have seen with plain topsoil and regular watering) But there were all of these other grass like shoots that I did not plant outgrowing my new grass. I am not sure what to do, I guess when the shorter desired grass gets established I will try a weed killer to see if it gets rid of the "bonus" grass that Scotts thought I wanted. I know the undesirable grass was in the soil because it was growing in the bag. July 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Most disappointing purchase I always thought Scotts brand was the top of the line. Evidently not so. I purchased 6 bags of LAWN SOIL and a bag of grass seed. I followed the directions and applied the products as instructed. I watered twice daily and the results were terrible. Not a blade of new grass has grown. Please let me know what remedies you might suggest. Thank you July 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by So disappointed Bought on impulse while in the store so did not check the online reviews. What a mistake! Filled with twigs, stones, plastic products and zip ties. The soil I emptied the bags on was better than the Scotts soil. After spending days getting my soil prepped to seed I am now faced with sorting through this new mess. Viewed the video on Scott's website and they showed them emptying the bags right on top of the homeowners existing dirt and I did the same. HUGE mistake!!! May 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Extremely Disappointed. Scotts should be embarrassed I was very disappointed in the 2 bags of this 'Lawn Soil?' from Scotts. I guess I expected better for the price and from Scotts. I decided to buy/try it, in lieu of the basic cheap top soil for less than 1/4 of the cost. As another stated it was full of rocks, twigs, sticks, some plastic debris. I wasted half an hour of my time sifting all the debris out of this soil before spreading it out. Hopefully the quality of the actual soil is decent and my grass grows in ok. I have since returned to HD for 10 bags of the least expensive top soil and was amazed to find it had less junk and debris in it than the much more expensive Scotts Lawn Soil. I would expect this to be reversed. Needless to say I will never spend the extra money on the Scotts product again. I will buy cheap, mix in a little of my own new seed fertilizer and save a lot of money and time. May 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by This can hardly be called "soil." I am really disappointed in this product -- followed the directions on the bag, and after the first rain (which was not a downpour), all that was left was a bunch of wood chips and pieces of ground-up plastic and metallic foil. My grass seed was exposed and the birds had a heyday. I am shocked that Scott's would put their name on this. It isn't cheap to buy, but they sure have made it "cheap" with all the non-organic filler, and maybe a moment of silence for whatever "soil" was mixed in to make it look good. What a complete waste of time and money. I will think twice before buying another Scott's product. April 28, 2016
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