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Scotts

Model # 79559750

Internet # 202714346

Store SKU # 228040

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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Model # 79559750

Internet # 202714346

Store SKU # 228040

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
  • Note: Product may vary by store.
  • Use this calculator to determine how much product you need to complete your project:

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Product Depth (in.) 
3.75 
Product Height (in.) 
26 
Product Width (in.) 
20 
Details
Bag Capacity/Dry Volume (cu. ft.) 
1.5 cu ft 
Fertilizer Enriched 
Yes 
Moisture Control 
No 
Organic 
No 
Package Quantity 
Soil Type 
Garden 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
Scotts No-Quibble Guarantee®: If for any reason you, the consumer, are not satisfied after using this product, you are entitled to get your money back. Simply send us evidence of purchase and we will mail you a refund check promptly. 
Mulch and Soil Council Certified 
Yes 

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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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August 25, 2015
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yes, but you may want to sift out the twigs first
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May 21, 2015
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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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October 4, 2015
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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October 6, 2015
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12 bags 144 square feet
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September 1, 2015
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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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Costa Mesa, CA, USA
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December 15, 2014
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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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August 6, 2014
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 112 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Too many gravels!!! Don't think gravels are part of soil. Took the chances even after reading other reviews. After couple of thunderstorms can only see small gravels, lots of them. It does help grass seeds take root and grow but totally unhappy with the small gravels. Used 28 bags and returned the last 4. Now I will need to spend a lot of time picking those small gravels, lots of them. Will not touch again, ever! May 31, 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 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
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 terrible quality I found plastic pieces and sticks in it. the sticks were one inch in diameter and the plastics was a black piece of bag. May 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good product I bought 6 bags of this to seed my back yard. I was hesitant after reading some reviews here. I must say i was glad i went ahead and bought them. For 7 bucks per bag it is well worth it. I didn't see any plastic or any other stuff in the soil as others have stated. It was a bit damp and had clumps that needed broken up, but not a big deal. I seeded my lawn using this soil and i had grass growing up in less than a week. So i am going to assume those who say grass doesn't grow in this soil doesn't know how to seed a lawn or didn't properly maintain it in the early germination stages. Definitely pick this up if you need to plant some grass. It's more than worth the money. March 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Various debris in Lawn Soil I used Scott's Lawn Soil when re-seeding my lawn this spring after a big part of my lawn died. I bought 18 bags of the lawn soil and noticed that every single bag had some type of debris in it. There were things that I would expect like unbroken down twigs/wood and rocks, but every bag also had glass, plastic, and styrofoam. It was my first time using Scott's Lawn Soil and I don't think I'd use it again. May 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by waste of time and money This is the second product by scotts to disappoint me this year. Plain top soil would have been a better investment. This soil did not help the scotts grass seeds that I spread grow. I still have bare spots. Bottom line, I will not be purchasing any product by Scotts in the future. May 20, 2016
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