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Scotts Turf Builder 20 lb. Contractor's Mix (Northern) Grass Seed


Turf Builder 20 lb. Contractor's Mix (Northern) Grass Seed

  • Ideal for both sunny and shady lawns
  • 99.9% weed free
  • Absorbs twice as much water as uncoated seeds

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Product Overview

Greener, denser, and more durable than Kentucky-31. 99.9% weed free. Coated to absorb 2X more water than uncoated seed.

  • All purpose mix for sunny and shady areas
  • Resists heat, drought, insects and disease
  • Designed for Northern grass types
  • Combine with Scotts starter fertilizer for even quicker seed growth

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Customer Questions & Answers

what is the mix of seed???

Asked by: mike
I took a photo of the bag. See my image below. This is the mix for the 2015 bag which I bought in October 2015. Exp. date is Nov. 30, 2015.
Answered by: Bob
Date published: 2016-09-30

Is this Pennerial grass seed?

Asked by: Jo
Yes, Scotts Turf Builder Contractor's Mix Grass Seed is perennial. The mix consists of the follow varieties: Moonshine Kentucky Bluegrass, Wendy Jean Creeping Red Fescue, Eveningshade Ryegrass, Gulf Ryegrass and Treazure II Creeping Red Fescue.
Answered by: ScottsCustomerCare
Date published: 2016-10-04

Do I have to scratch the dirt and grass area with a rake first and will I need to water?

The area I am seeding is mainly under to big trees. I want to use part shade grass because the morning sun will hit the area.
Asked by: Mike
Yes, seed bed preparation, and consistent watering are two critical components of getting any seed to germinate. We suggest a minimum 1/4"-1/2" of loose soil and frequent shallow waterings of the new seedbed. The key is not to allow the soil that the seed is in to dry out.
Answered by: ScottsCustomerCare
Date published: 2016-03-31

When can I plant ?

Asked by: mike
Plant the seed when daytime temperatures are consistently between 60 - 85 degrees.
Answered by: ScottsCustomerCare
Date published: 2016-12-27
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Customer Reviews

Turf Builder 20 lb. Contractor's Mix (Northern) Grass Seed is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must be luck Contractor scraped top soil to level grounds. I kind of raked it. Broadcasted seed. And nothing else. No rake over and no rolling. Watered it too much day one and two. Noticed a dozen bits of growth on day 6. Watered day 6. Day 7 it looked like buzz cut grass fuzz. Awesome. Hope bag 2 works out. I have half acre to go. Area is part shade. And temps 45-68. Shouldn't have worked out this well. Not this fast.
Date published: 2016-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for my rough conditions I recently cleared a thick wooded area on the other side of my fence and wanted to put down some seed before all the weeds and undergrowth started back up figuring the grass would be easier to mow and maintain plus look better than weeds. This product was spread in a rough and rocky area with no irrigation and plenty of shade. I had temperatures ranging from mid 70's to high 80's I spread it by hand just before a rain storm and we averaged rain about every 4 days I never added water myself. And grass started to germinate in about 5 days and now 3 weeks later the grass is thick and looks great around all of my Kansas rocks
Date published: 2016-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good results I didn't have any problem with this seed. Came up in 5 days and looks good. The key as with any seed is to keep it wet and dont try to plant it when its hot. Under 85 day and cool nights.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Great product!
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good grass cheap, but competition is a bit faster growing After having some excavation done, we needed some grass, both for looks and erosion control. We tried a few different kinds, this "contractors mix" included. Interestingly, the price paid pretty much had nothing to do with the quality of grass. This contractors mix of "northern" grass seed that apparently grows in sun or shade grew considerably faster than "Scott's Turf Builder Sun and Shade Mix" with "Watersmart Plus Coating Technology." Both this and the other Scott's stuff has a coating - this contractors mix, it appears the coating is just to try to retain more water so the seed doesn't dry out. The seed is white. The watersmart plus seed..? It's blue, and for only 7 pounds, it's almost 30 bucks. And the biggest difference between the two from my experience is that this contractors mix has significantly more seeds that come up. So, I'd certainly get this before the watersmart coating - it's cheaper, and this stuff comes up much better. But if you're looking for something even better - Vigoro was a couple dollars cheaper than this contractors mix, and it comes up a day earlier than this Scott's stuff (just keep the seeds from drying out)...and, nothing scientific here, but as many or more of Vigoro seeds sprout as do this contractor's mix. For my money, I'll go with Vigoro, with this contractors mix a close second. Scott's other products are more expensive and don't work as well.
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from full of nut sedge weed Stay away from this seed its nothing but nut sedge weed. yes it germinates quick grows fast but its 80% weed. I had to use the nut sedge killer to get rid of it, now my lawn is practically dead. (I used the weed killer as direct). I couldn't believe it with the success ive had with other scotts seed products.
Date published: 2016-06-12
Date published: 2012-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from bad purchase I bought this product and it is not coming up well. I followed all directions and it still is not coming up well at all. I put this down about 4 weeks ago. I have some grass starting to come up but not much.
Date published: 2016-05-24
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