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Scotts Turf Builder 3 lb. Grass Seed Sun and Shade Mix
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Turf Builder 3 lb. Grass Seed Sun and Shade Mix

  • 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
$13.48 /each

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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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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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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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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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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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Can this be applied in the fall? September in Michigan .. Or should i wait until spring?

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I always have better luck seeding in the fall vs. the spring. In Kentucky, the best time
is typically the last week of September through the first week of October.
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September 19, 2016
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The best time to apply this product is in the late summer early fall when temperatures are between 65-80 °F. In fall you need about 4-6 weeks with no frost for seedlings to become established. Frost prior to the seedlings becoming established will typically kill the seedlings. If you have any questions or need further assistance please feel free to contact us via http://tinyurl.com/mds8zo5 and one of our Read More
The best time to apply this product is in the late summer early fall when temperatures are between 65-80 °F. In fall you need about 4-6 weeks with no frost for seedlings to become established. Frost prior to the seedlings becoming established will typically kill the seedlings. If you have any questions or need further assistance please feel free to contact us via http://tinyurl.com/mds8zo5 and one of our representatives will be glad to assist you. Read Less
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Hello There,
That Is The Best Time In The Fall ! It Will Take In About 10 Days.
Nice & Green Your Lawn Will Be !
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September 16, 2016
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YEs, this can be applied in the fall.
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Is there a better time of day to spread seed? It's been so hot, I am wondering if late in the day is best?

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Its probably not a good idea to seed too late in the day. Whenever you seed you need to get some water on it and its best to water new grass or existing grass in the morning rather than saturate the ground with little sunlight left.
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September 10, 2016
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There is not so much a best time of day, but for best results, sow Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun & Shade Mix when temperatures are consistently in the 60 - 70 degree range. This means that the soil temperature will then be 55 to 65 degrees. All seed needs a continuous supply of moisture and warm soil temperatures for germination. Alternating days of cold and warmth will delay the germination.
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The Best Time To Seed Your Grass In On A Day When It's Not So Hot Out And The Trick Is To Water
Twice A Day For One Week And You Will See It Grow !
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I think the bigger thing is making sure you water regularly. If the soiL dries out, it will really have a negative affect on germination. It will also affect the grass after germination until the roots have a chance to get established. When the weather is hot that might mean watering daily unless there is a good rain instead.
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Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1001 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by great product highly recommend. This grass seed is good, grass is growing on the bald spots i had September 2, 2016
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 3.0 out of 5.0 by the grass grew but was spotty but i m pleased over all October 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Grass in a week so I'm happy I patched a few bare spots and reseeded a few larger areas. I used Scotts Lawnsoil which is a little pricey but does have the starter fertilizer built it and does seem to work a little better than regular topsoil. I was a little confused by the instructions for the topsoil so I looked up the seed instructions on the Scotts website and became even more confused. For one thing, the seed is not listed for use in Kentucky. It would also be nice if you could buy the seed in a smaller quantity. October 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by The Grass seeds worked. I used Scotts Turf Builder 1.5 cu. ft. Lawn Soil and kept the ground wet for atleast 2 weeks else it will not work. I think use of Lawn soil (not necessarily Scott's, but which ever -- do your research) is essential, other wise you are taking a chance for the seeds to sow.. October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I sowed the seed about 2 weeks ago. I misted it a few times a day to keep it damp and it started coming up in about a week. So far so good. The seed is Blue!!!! October 25, 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 Always great1 Use this seed once every few years to reseed the lawn. Fast start up, and looks deep rich green when mature. Be sure to fertilize it regularly for best results. October 11, 2016
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