Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 56
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tom79 Mixed results
This product claims to get rid of weeds on top of feeding the lawn. In addition, Vigoro argues that its product cannot burn the lawn. After one week, and after having followed the instructions, I have some mixed results. Some parts are doing much better with thicker grass and fewer weeds. Some parts are nonetheless completely burnt and in others evil weeds are still thriving.It rained after spreading the product on wet grass and it has been quite warm. I'll keep monitoring but I am most likely to come back to manually taking off the weeds, seeding, fertilizing, and watering. Final tip: if you are getting this bag delivered, don't use a utility knife to open the box: I have managed to slash the bag while cutting the packing tape.
July 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PeterH9 Kills weeds easily
Vigoro Weed & Feed comes in a 15,000 square foot bag. It is applied in a Scotts rotary spreader set at 4.5. On a morning with no rain forecast for two days — the instructions say “no rain or watering for 24 hours”, I applied the Weed & Feed with my Scotts rotary spreader set at 4.5. I had first sprinkled the area of application, about 20 feet by 50 feet, an area with broadleaf weeds, with a hose and spray nozzle. Then the Weed & Feed went on quickly, and I could see that it was sticking to the leaves of the weeds. Some went onto my boots, which I brushed off. The herbicide is taken in by plants through leaves, and it kills weeds because most weeds have broad leaves and absorb plenty of the herbicide, while the grass has narrow blades and does not have much of the herbicide stick to it, even when it is wet. Vigoro Weed & Feed also contains fertilizer to help the grass grow and fill in the spots where the weeds die. Clover dies in one day. After two days, the weeds were curling up, dying from the herbicide. Plantain, the large ear-lobe shape weed that smothers grass, takes several days to die. First its leaves point upward rather than lying flat and smothering surrounding plants; then they curl up, then turn brown and then disappear. It’s fun to watch your lawn improve day by day. It took a full two weeks for some weeds to die, and some did not die. Some of my grass died — I guess I spread too much Weed & Feed in that area. It takes the grass just a week or two with water and sunlight to fill in for one large weed that has been killed. But if you have a predominantly weed area, it will take several weeks. Grass seed or sod will speed the growth of new grass on a bare spot. The Weed & Feed killed many but not all of my weeds, and did kill some grass. Considering the alternatives — hand weeding, or roto-tilling and seeding or planting sod, Weed & Feed is a practical and easy way to remove weeds from the lawn.
August 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wolfbane Works well so far
We had a totally dead and parched area of our yard that would not sprout grass seed after a long drought. It was overrun with weeds in the areas that were not just plain hard dirt. I decided to try this weed and feed to see if I could get rid of the weeds and get some grass going as well. So far, so good. It took out the weeds, and you can see in the photo that the grass is beginning to grow as well. Still patchy, but I'm hoping it will spread a bit.
July 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PaulN Killed some weeds along with my lawn!
I am extremely disappointed with this product. I was hoping it will kill off the weeds and feed my lawn to make it greener. Instead, it killed my lawn while killing the weeds. I followed the instructions carefully and spread it out on a wet lawn along with using the appropriate setting on the spreader. I have approximately a 10,000 sq.ft. lawn and this bag is advertised to cover 15,000 sq.ft. So considering I have about 1/3 of the bag left, I’m pretty sure used the right amount and setting. It did not rain for the next few days and the weather averaged around 85 degrees that week. It rained a bit later in the week on and off but was mostly warm and sunny. Now, two and a half weeks later most of my lawn has turned patchy yellow instead of green.
The product was shipped to me, so I assumed it was fresh and the most current mix/formula. I noticed that there are many negative reviews about it and also noticed that in Vigoro’s product demo videos they show an updated (different) bag / packaging and a new formula (mix) – both different from what I received. Perhaps they sent me the old & bad mix which ruined my lawn. I compared the “old & new” in the review photos, so take a look.
My Lawn was mostly green before, just now as thick along with various weeds throughout. I am now left with an ugly lawn and hope others will see my review and pay attention to the product they buy. Vigoro was right about “kills down to the roots” and they were wrong about “no burn, guaranteed”. Hopefully Vigoro will own up to this and fix the problem for all the customers who suffered and lost their lawn.
July 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 28 there should be recall and refund
Worst weed and I have feed ever used. This weed and feed turned my lawn yellow (dying) in several places, I hope these yellow spots are not totally dead. The clover plants and dandilions are still there and show little or no effect of this product. I would like to personally talk to a service rep and tell them to take this off the market it should be recalled with a refund.
August 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Karen Killed large patches of grass!
I tried Vigoro Weed and Feed instead of Scott's because it was cheaper. It was very clumpy, and I kept having to break up hard rocks to get it through my spreader. Within a few days, my beautiful green lawn had large patches of yellow, dead grass. Made me want to cry. I won't use this brand again.
August 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gheadsr Seems like a great weed and feed solution
Vigoro Weed & Feed with Assurance Particle Technology hopefully will prove to be a better weed and feed than others I have used that cost much more. I am applying it after the next rain, since it needs to be applied to wet grass (lawns). They make the claim that the "Assurance" technology in manufacturing will give longer feeding properties. I have been looking for a weed and feed that will actually work and hopefully by following directions, this one will. kill the chickweed, dandelions, crabgrass, pig-weed, and clover in my lawn that constantly haunts me. I leave my grass at 4 inches which helps with all these, but I am a "lawn snob" and love a luscious green lawn...I will leave further feedback when I get to use it. I do like Vigoro products and hope it does the job which includes killing to the roots of these noxious varieties.
August 3, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Starmapper Does half the job well
Rating lawn treatment is tricky, as performance depends as much on watering, sunshine, and types of weeds as it does the product applied. This Vigoro Weed and Feed spread easily and covered almost exactly 15,000 sq-ft using the spreader setting provided. While Vigoro guarantees it won't burn the lawn when properly applied (and it didn't), it certainly burned where it spilled on the lawn – but any fertilizer will do that. I didn't see greening in 72 hours as advertised, but we didn't have much rain that week either. I think I noticed greening after two weeks, and the lawn looked thicker a few weeks after that. I conclude the “Feed” part worked. As for the “Weed” part of the product, I didn't see much improvement. I applied it when the lawn was wet per instructions, and it was obvious some of the chemical stuck to the broader-leaf weeds in the lawn – but it only killed a few of them. In many areas where the grass was thin the weeds stayed healthy, including dichondra, dollarweed and clover, all of which the product advertises it kills. The product did absolutely nothing for the Johnson grass that is so prevalent here in northern Texas but to be fair I haven't found anything that kills that and leaves the grass. The “Weed” part might have worked better earlier in the year, but application in June was ineffective. Overall, the product gave mixed results so I might try it again at a different time of the year. Even if I don't go for the Weed and Feed, I will certainly buy Vigoro Feed/fertilizer again.
July 31, 2016