Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 994
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mwagner7700 The proof is in the pics
The proof is in the pictures. First pic is on Day 0, after prep and application. Second pic is at 2 weeks. Third pic is after 4 weeks.
Scotts works perfectly, but you need to put in the time and prep correctly. There is no miracle seed that allows you to just "throw down seed" and water. This is the third time I've planted a lawn (or major portions of one) and the trick is in the prep.
1. Loosen the soil where you will be applying the seed. Make sure soil is loose at least 2" deep... not just the very top.
2. OVERSEED. Put down so much seed you do not see dirt. This is the one step I deviate from the "bag instructions". I believe more seed is better.
3. Work seed into dirt. This step is not included in the bag, but I believe it makes a huge difference. Working the seeds into the dirt provides cover and protection from the elements (sun, water, etc.). Don't work in too deep. Just a gentle mix. Yes, there will be seeds on the top of the dirt that aren't fully worked-in. It's ok.
4. WATER!!! For the lawn in this picture, I watered twice a day... once before work (say 500A) and once when I returned home (say 430P). I watered for about 15-20mins each time. Just until it was damp. The lawn pictured required this much water, since it is in direct sunlight all day and the top of the soil was dry by the time I returned home from work.
October 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rog Pretty much grows anywhere as long as you keep it watered.
Have used this product for a few years with good results. Grass grows pretty much everywhere I've used it.
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by paraswitch Good product
I used a hand spreader to apply this to my bare yard for initial seeding and it worked quite well. I had to apply a second bag after a couple of weeks due to bare spots, most of those spots are filling in but I still have some work to do, considering this seed is not meant to fill in a brand new yard I think it did a great job. I live in a brand new neighborhood and I was the only person to not do either hydro seed or sod and my lawn looks as good, if not better than others who hydro seeded, plus it was less expensive. Seeding in my area of the country is not easy considering the high winds and inconsistent weather. One day it will be 35 degrees and the next it can be 85 degrees but I still managed the seed to grow with reasonable expectations.
I have to mention that I did follow the directions as closely as possible, I had a fence up to block any wind, my sprinklers ran on a timer with no dry times/spots and I applied it during early spring when it didn't get overwhelmingly hot.
May 31, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Marty Scotts grass seed
This is the second time i used this seed and having poor results again. The germination time is very slow,they claim 5-10 days, i'm seeing a minumim of 14 days and very slow growth. This time i bought their lawn soil and saw very little improvment. I'm going to e-mail scotts and complain.
October 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kunk Good Grass
The grass grew within 5 days, even though it was overcast every day. The grass is coming in just fine, and is a nice color.
October 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bill It Works
Every year I have some problem spots and I use the Scotts seed with good results
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by preppygirl56 Grass is growing
In less than 7 days, blades of grass were growing in our empty patches. We followed the directions on the bag and used some top soil to cover very lightly. We made sure that the areas were watered lightly for the first few days, and watched the rain pattern as well. I have grass growing and filling in nicely. We timed the planting so the outdoor temperatures were less than 70 degrees, as grass grows faster in cooler weather. Great product. Very satisfied.
September 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Wollo Did not germinate in perfect weather (and with a sprinkler system)
Planted in accordance with the manufacturers instructions in perfect weather (cool damp spring in the Northeast, and I have an automatic sprinkler system). Very disappointing, because I have been a Scotts customer for as long as I have gardened. Now I have to spot sod in late May.
May 19, 2016