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Turf Builder 3 lb. Grass Seed Sun and Shade Mix

$13.48 /each
  • Spreads quickly to repair bare and thin spots
  • WaterSmart PLUS Coating helps prevent seeds from drying out
  • Grows in extreme settings like deep shade or scorching sun

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Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun & Shade Mix is Scotts most versatile mix that stays green even in extreme conditions of dense shade or scorching sun. Scotts wraps each seed in a unique WaterSmart PLUS Coating that absorbs 2x more water than uncoated seed, feeds with essential nutrients, and protects seedlings from disease. Grow Quicker, Thicker, Greener Grass. Guaranteed.

  • Grow quicker, thicker, greener grass. Guaranteed
  • WaterSmart PLUS Coating absorbs more water, feeds with essential nutrients and protects seedlings from disease
  • Scotts most versatile mix
  • Stays green even under extreme conditions like dense shade or scorching sun
  • Spreads rapidly to repair thin and bare spots

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can i use a spreader with this product and will it grow if it is just spread on top of the ground

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April 10, 2016
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I would not try to grow this or any grass seed by just throwing it on top of the ground. Rake the area, lightly break up the soil, and spread the seed. Then when it rains or when you lightly spray it with the hose the loose soil will become muddy and will cover the seed with a light layer of mud. I think that's the secret.
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Billerica, MA
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July 14, 2015
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I used a spreader and it worked just fine. All i did was rake out as much of the big rocks as I could with a bow rake which also helped loosen up the dirt.
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BOYNTON BEACH FL
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April 14, 2015
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yes i used a hand spreader on the bare spots and put
it on top of grass that had open spots so far so good
all filling in and looking health
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Sacramento, CA
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December 23, 2014
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yes
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Brighton, MI
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July 23, 2014
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I just spread mine on the top, I did not work it into the soil as other products have said to do. It grew very well, I was happy with the turn out.
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Mukwonago, WI, USA
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May 27, 2014
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only if you water it a lot
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Redford, MI
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May 27, 2014
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Yes you can use a spreader, and no it won't grow if it is just spread on top of the ground. I even put fresh dirt down and it still didn't grow. The only grass I got to grow was Scott's Turfbuilder Landscaper's Mix from Lowes.
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Coastal RI
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May 27, 2014
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I mix seed and starter fertilizer together and then mix into some top soil in a wheel barrow at the recommended amount. I then spread the soil. This is for large area reseeding after filling and leveling with lesser screened soil. For overseeding you can use a spreader if the seed package gives instructions for such, but the birds will peck it up to some extent.
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Portland, OR
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April 19, 2014
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Yes, you can use a spreader. In fact it is usually better to use a spreader because you get more even distribtuion of the seed. Not recommended to just spread on the ground. You may get some to sprout/grow, but usually what will happen is the seed dries out after it has started to soften/sprout and drying out will kill it. Seeds need the top cover to keep them moist and protected from the drying effects Read More
Yes, you can use a spreader. In fact it is usually better to use a spreader because you get more even distribtuion of the seed. Not recommended to just spread on the ground. You may get some to sprout/grow, but usually what will happen is the seed dries out after it has started to soften/sprout and drying out will kill it. Seeds need the top cover to keep them moist and protected from the drying effects of the sun and wind. Read Less
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Marysville, Ohio
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February 17, 2014
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This seed may be applied by using a spreader. Scotts does provide spreader settings on the product label for our spreaders. Proper preparation of the seed bed, prior to applying grass seed will help you achieve the best results. We suggest loosening soil to a depth of at least 1/4" inch and then leveling the area before applying grass seed.
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When will I start to see grass grow

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August 4, 2016
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NEVER. It is just some cheap grass seed that does NOT grow, so enjoy wasting your hard-earned $$ !!! :))
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July 24, 2015
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Keep it wet and the seed sprouts in a week or two.
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Billerica, MA
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July 14, 2015
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I started to see some grass within a week and half or so. At first it looks bare but when all of the seed starts to grow it really looks thick and lush. I think they use different types of grass mixed in which is why some grows fast and some takes a bit more time to grow in. Within 3-4 weeks my yard went from dirt to lush grass!
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July 8, 2015
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The seedlings will begin to emerge in 5-10 days under ideal conditions. Each variety should start to germinate within 28 days.
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June 23, 2015
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The turf builder seed takes about 5-10 days to start growing
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How many square feet do your three pound bag cover

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My yard is 50 feet by 30 feet
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It does NOT matter, it WILL NOT GROW AT ALL:((
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July 22, 2016
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Coverage for one three pound bag of Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun & Shade Mix depends on if you are doing overseeding or planting a new lawn. For a new lawn, coverage is 400 sq ft; for overseeding it is 1200 sq ft.
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Offhand i dont know but i would think the sq footage would be on the bag
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June 11, 2016
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The bag covers 1200 sq. ft.
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How long should I wait to apply grass seed after applying Scotts turf builder starter

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Bag does not give the above answer
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The recommendation is that you not cut the grass until it is at least 3 inches high. Any starter fertilizer you use with it will last quite a while. I would wait a couple mowings before you use any kind of halts product on it.
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I was told to wait a week up to two weeks.
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About 2 Weeks.....
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Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass can be applied immediately before or after planting new grass. You may also provide a followup feeding 2-4 weeks after the initial fertilizer application.
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Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 986 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked Great! Follow directions! The Turf Builder grass seed worked great for my yard. The instructions recommend the Scotts Turfsoil and I bought 5 bags. I made my existing dirt a mud bath and raked in the Lawnsoil mix. I also used the Scotts grass food after 4 weeks of growing. Water in morning and at night, and this product does what its supposed to. The attached pictures show how well this product works. In the before pics its kinda hard to see how much of the yard was just dirt, but I promise, I would not write a review if I was not as satisfied as I am. Just read the directions and when manufacturers like Scotts recommend the lawnsoil and food, then its worth the extra time and money to implement these products into growing the grass! (only one after pic, as its glory only needs 1 pic) July 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great to patch up sparse areas I wish I got a bigger bag, for the backyard. I used this to fill gaps between sod that was laid last fall, and by the sewer cap that was recently dug out. It works great! I used a handheld spreader over the entire lawn, and concentrated around the hole of the sewer cap with my bare hands. As you can see, my lawn on the left is much plusher than my neighbor's on the right. I did fertilize with Scott's Weed and Feed earlier in the season. Now I have the greenest, fullest lawn in the neighborhood! Thanks Scotts! May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Stuff Follow the directions and you won't go wrong. The photo attached is after Day-34. May 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Another winner from Scott's I had to reseed an area on a hillside and wanted a good product - one that wouldn't wash away down the hill with a downpour or the irrigation system. I trust Scott's so I purchased a small bag of this item along with some lawn soil. Kept it moist and within 5 days the seed sprouted beautifully. Great product! August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Turf Builder Grass Seed After 1 week notice my lawn had a lot of crab grass. August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by More weeds than grass -5 rating mushroomsand assortment of vines in bag along with a small amount of grass. Ihadtogobuydifferent seeds August 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Grass seed This seed never seemed to come up!! We ran our sprinkler system routinely with little results !! June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best grass seed We've used other grass seeds, but will not be doing that again. This Scott's brand grew healthy grass with very few weeds if any in 2-3 weeks. Fantastic product! June 14, 2016
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