Model # 209909

Internet #203074611

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Seed Germination Blanket

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Product Overview

This Turf Starter helps beautify your yard, promoting seed germination by helping to keep your seeds and soil in one place, helping to keep growth consistent, and aiding in improving germination up to 200%. Turf Starter is both photodegradable and biodegradable, so it fades away quickly for reliable for environmental friendliness.

  • Helps keep soil and seeds in one place to promote better growth
  • Helps increase seed germination by up to 200% for growth consistency
  • Photodegradable design
  • Biodegradable for environmental friendliness



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Customer Questions & Answers

Do you leave this ground cover down or do you have to pull it up when the grass starts?

Asked by: rinker
If your grass is growing well, you can leave it and mow over the mat. If the grass grows very slowly, it is probably being burned and the mat will need to be raked up.
Answered by: Matt
Date published: 2016-10-05

Is this just a blanket or does it have the grass seed on it?

Asked by: gizzydorry
No grass seed, just very thin straw
Answered by: Texan
Date published: 2016-06-12

What is the best time of year to put this down?

Asked by: SSS
Depends on where you live. What USDA zone/nearby major city are you in? When does the first frost of the season usually happen? And what kind of grass are you seeding (I'm familiar with northern: KBG, PR, TTTF)
Answered by: Ken
Date published: 2017-03-17

What size is this?

Asked by: freezershoppin
4' X 50' if you need more specifics It says 200 square foot with 48" depth. This means (48"/12)=4' - (each 12" is one foot). 200 sqft /4=50' long I think it is also important to know this as opposed to just square footage for easier calculation. Not everyone would be assumed to know how to calculate. Good Luck!
Answered by: Curly
Date published: 2017-07-16
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Customer Reviews

Seed Germination Blanket is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! It is very easy to install and... Great product! It is very easy to install and is a great alternative to straw if you dont have a huge area that needs covered. Works great on banks too! You will need to purchase some stakes to keep it from moving. I put down topsoil, seed, and the germination blanket and had grass growing in just a little over a week. The only reason I would not use it on a big area is due to the cost of it vs the cost of straw.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple installation, and it really helps to hold in moisture... Simple installation, and it really helps to hold in moisture during the early stages germination.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the job It's straw, held together with thin plastic netting. It was mostly easy to unroll, though I had some trouble with one edge tangling and sticking together as I got toward the end of the roll. It cuts with scissors but I'd recommend using a utility knife as it dulled the scissor blades pretty badly. Used two rolls with a 3 lb. bag of shade seed mix and landscaping staples, no fertilizer, to cover approximately 500 square feet of dirt and sparse weeds. The grass seed stayed in place through daily watering and germinated, almost ready to be mowed two weeks later. I don't know how everything will hold up or what will happen when I mow over it per the directions. I like the natural look of the product (from a distance it looks like a winter-dormant lawn) and the fact that it is biodegradable.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money, Not good for warm climates I bought a couple of rolls to help start a new construction lawn. I spread the seed and rolled these on top. The quality of materials is very poor, the straw is not exactly what I would call straw. The main problem I had with the seed mat was that it was burning and killing my grass seedlings. The grass seed grew 10X better where it wasn't covered. I heavily watered twice a day and everyday the straw would be dry and brittle. I decided to rake up and toss the seed mat and re-seeded directly on top of the dirt.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blanket that keeps seed in place until it is time for it to wake up. After investing in your Pennington smart seed with mulch and fertilizer, the last thing that you want to have to do is fight the birds for it or have the wind or the rain redistribute it or make it disappear. This blanket rolls down over the seeded area and it is staked in place. The grass begins to grow right through the light layer of excelsior-like material which comprises the blanket. Instructions say to keep the blanket in place where it will eventually decompose and further enrich the baby grass plants. They also say to simply mow right over the whole thing when the new grass is tall enough. Skeptical at first, we have followed the directions with good results. We may be ready to mow in a week if the unusually rare rains in N. Texas ever stop long enough to allow it.
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible Product I bought this because we were seeding a slope in our backyard. It was really hard to unroll it. The product gets caught on itself. I ended up having to cut off one corner because it wouldn't unroll. Also, this product is extremely thin, and we only got about 35 feet out of it.
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr This product installs easy and provide excellent cover for quick seed germination. Quickly covers exposed soil and prevents erosion and run off during rains.
Date published: 2012-09-10
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