Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 10
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DocTom Horrible results
Extensive soil preparation with Scott's planting soil, seeded, then covered with Scott's again. Seed came up in 10 days and attained 3+ inches in 3 weeks. After the first mowing, the fescue died! and now has mostly died out completely. Must water at least 3 times per week to maintain adequate color, however it is systematically dying to the ground and now reviving. Not a good product at all.
June 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Turfnut Great lawn grass!
I have used this seed to patch areas where I have removed crab grass with great results. I live in the desert area of Eastern Oregon and need a product that will thrive in the deep sandy soils here. I use twice weekly irrigation and find that is sufficient even for starting seed, if there is some existing grass cover for shade. This grass is fine bladed with a deep green color.
October 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sammie Better than Marathon!
I planted this seed in my back yard and it turned out excellent! It even looks better than my front marathon yard. If your looking for a grass that stands up to the heat of summer it did great for us.
October 27, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bradrules Cheap for a reason: Nothing grows
Used most of a 5-pound bag and got maybe six square inches of actual grass. A few weeks later, I tried a different brand of fescue seed in the same place, with the same dirt, planted the exact same way, and all of it sprouted. That leads me to believe that this brand gives you bunk seeds that don't grow. Won't be buying it again.
April 16, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by antworker Poor choice in seed
I have 3 years experience with Stover Bonsai grass. I wondered what I was doing wrong until I purchased another brand of fescue. Bonsai is inferior in so many ways. It constantly wants watering. It is not suitable for sun and does not do seem to do well in the cold. Requires constant maintenance. It tends to lay down and needs to be raked before mowing. It bunches up like weeds. I just don't understand this hybrid. Buy one of the major brands like Pennington.
January 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rockster Excellent Germination over 90% in 7-9 Days
I had my doubts about seeding a new lawn. It was late May and with Summer temps heading over 90 in a few weeks. I almost opted for buying sod from a nursery/sod farm but the idea of using transplanted grass on soil I took 3 mos to till and amend and have some dead patches or risk not all that expensive grass take root. I decided to seed it myself and Stover Bonsai Dwarf Fescue is was what I chose, not because most sod farms and nursery's that grow their sod use this seed for sod out here in So California, it was a less of a gamble then spending several hundred dollars on transplanted grass which is what sod basically is. I sowed the seeds and followed directions on the bag and well, with in 7-9 days later, I was surprised too walk out back and see lush dark green seedlings germinating ( The bag said 14-21 days for germination time.) Another 2 weeks later, I now have a beautiful lawn sure, I got about 10% weed germination too, but not to worry in another few weeks the dwarf fescue will start to choke out those weeds and spread out thicker and with regular watering, fertilizing and mowing the lawn at about 3" high the weeds won't be back. The Sod I priced out from a grower was $375.00 for 1,000 sqft. vs two bags of Stover Bonsai Fescue Grass Seed which cost with tax $42.00 oh, and a bag of starter fertilizer for another $10. I couldn't be happier and I am now in the process of planting this seed on my side lot of 800 sqft. and expect no less results that what I have already experienced. If your on the fence about which seed to use go with what the growers use you can't go wrong.
June 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dauntless No Mowing
I planted this grass in the softer sandy soil of Daly City two years ago. I mow it once a year when it goes to seed.
It has a full grown height of about 7 to 10 inches during the spring.
After the first year, I water it if it doesn't rain after a month. More watering makes the grass greener.
Make sure to follow standard sewing techniques for new lawns, including rolling or stomping the ground flat and smooth, before you sew.
April 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joseph the best!!
This is the best grass seed in Home Depot. I tried ez seed at my sons house and had horrible results. Tried the bonsai and within 10 days I saw grass coming up. The price is the cheapest also for a 5 lb bag
January 2, 2014