Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 117
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer 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 TeeJ 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 Laura 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 Joes00Lawn 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 wtm 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.
July 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Beth 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 TK 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 Verified Reviewer 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