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20 lb. Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun and Shade Mix

  • Grows in extreme settings like deep shade or scorching sun
  • Spreads aggressively to thicken bare and thin spots
  • 4-in-1 WaterSmart PLUS Coating keeps seed moist 2x longer
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Product Overview

Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun and 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 4 in 1 WaterSmart PLUS Coating that absorbs 2x more water than uncoated seed, feeds with essential nutrients, and helps protect seedlings from disease. Grow Quicker, Thicker, Greener Grass. Guaranteed.
  • Grows in extreme conditions including full sun and dense shade
  • Aggressively spreads and thickens for a durable lawn
  • Contains exclusive 4 in 1 watersmart plus coating that absorbs 2x more water than uncoated seed, feeds to jumpstart growth, and helps protect seedlings against disease
  • Grows quicker, thicker, greener grass guaranteed
  • Fine bladed texture with medium to high drought tolerance

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Grass TypeSun and ShadeMixedSun and ShadeSun and Shade
RegionAppalachians,California Coast,Mideast Central,Midwest,Northeast Central,Northwest Coast,Northwest MountainAppalachians,California Coast,Mideast Central,Midwest,Northeast Central,Northwest Coast,Northwest MountainAppalachians,California Coast,Mideast Central,Midwest,Northeast Central,Northwest Coast,Northwest MountainNorthwest Coast
Traffic/Wear Tolerance LevelMedium LightMedium LightMedium LightMedium Light
Drought TolerantYesYesYesNo
Grass Seed UseNew Lawn,OverseedingPatch & RepairNew Lawn,OverseedingNew Lawn,Overseeding
Landscape Supply TypeSeedsSeedsSeedsSeeds
Product Weight (lb.)2040 lb4025
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Drought Tolerant
Grass Seed Use
New Lawn,Overseeding
Grass Type
Sun and Shade
Landscape Supply Type
Product Weight (lb.)
Appalachians,California Coast,Mideast Central,Midwest,Northeast Central,Northwest Coast,Northwest Mountain
Seed Type
Traffic/Wear Tolerance Level
Medium Light

Questions & Answers


ZEON zoysia seed needed. Does this product contain it?

Asked by MGuard June 6, 2021

The product is grass seed

Can you tell me the percentage of annual and perennial seed?

Asked by Wondering May 31, 2021

This is all perennial seed, no annual

Do larger orange dial numbers mean the opening is wider for more product to be released onto the ...

Asked by Wheels May 29, 2021

The bigger the number on the Scotts Turf Builder EdgeGuard Mini the larger the opening will be. For assistance with setting please contact us at 877-220-3089.

What Is the best weed killer and feed for the grass in 50 Lbs . bags ?

Asked by Suleman May 6, 2021

Weed and Feed

What kinds of grass are included and what is the ratio?

Asked by LawnGeek May 2, 2021

Current planned breakdown by weight of Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun & Shade is: 8% Wendy Jean Fine Fescue 8% Fenway Fine fescue 4% Momentum Chewing Hard Fescue 9% Vision Perennial Ryegrass 10% Silver Dollar Ryegrass 3% Jumpstart Kentucky Bluegrass 5% Gaelic Kentucky Bluegrass 3% Abbey Kentucky Bluegrass

When do I reseed a lawn I just seeded that has patchy areas?

Asked by Mer May 1, 2021

Spring is the good time to over seeding your lawn. Seeds won't geminate either it is too cold or too hot. The best temperature for seeds to germinate is 60 to 75°F.

Will this work to spread micronized azomite?

Asked by HelpImGardening April 25, 2021

Hi HelpImGardening, I do not believe it will work effectively for spreading micronized azomite. As you may know, micronized azomite is a fine powder - like baking flour. These broadcast spreaders are designed to spread granules or seeds, not fine dusty powders.

What is the grass. It's not sun + shade. It does well in either.

Asked by Richard April 25, 2021

Hi Richard, Quite surprising to find that neither the bag nor Scotts website details at all, what kind of grass seed is in the product. Seems like a call to Scotts would be the way to go: 1-888-270-3714. Good luck with your project.

Bought based on reviews,Over sewed the front yard almost 7 days ago and nothing has germinated. How long should it take before you see new sprouts?

Asked by Culwatrnca April 24, 2021

After application of Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun & Shade MIx seedlings will begin to emerge in 5-10 days under ideal conditions.This is not when all of the seed will germinate just when the grass will first start coming up.

i laid out this product and is slow to germinate so i bought scotts rapid grass and starter food...

Asked by nancy April 20, 2021

Usually rapid grass has a lot of ryegrass. Grows fast, but doesn’t come back too well next year.

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.9
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  • 75% recommend this product
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great small spreader
This spreader is great for small to medium sized lawns. Holds a 10 lb bag of grainulars nicely. Amazing fine tuning of speading control and dosage. Highly recommend
by kendric2900
Nice Stripes
I replaced my 20 year old Scotts broadcast spreader with this new spreader. I thought it was an improvement because it had the edge guard. This spreader does not cast uniformely and leaves 3-4” green stripes. The edge guard is off. There is a defficiency in the design. Do not buy!!
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by HomeDepotCustomer
DON'T bother with this one
My problem is with basically everyone else who left a recent review. You can see where the fertilizer was "spread" and it's horrible. My brother thought it was a mole making tracks! Definitely returning this although I literally just tossed the receipt yesterday. However, Home Depot can give store credit or look up your purchase if bought with a debt card within the last 90 days.
by MomOfFour
complete junk.
I bought this on whim not looking at reviews. my last spreader was a Scotts used it for 12years. I would have given that spreader 3 stars it functioned adequately. This spreader on first use using same technique I used with last spreader. this spreader left lines showing no overlap between rows. for what ever reason this spreader has a very defined throw left and right. The previous spreader never had this issue. The edge guard feature was disabled. I also noticed the heavy green line from accumulated fertilizer dropping to ground. this spreader operates more like a drop spreader than broadcast. Very disappointed. Shop around there are better spreaders than this one.
by zonesys
1 person found this helpful
Creeping Charlie/Jenny seeds
Used this grass seed to over seed and patch an area. Five weeks later after fallowing all instructions less than 10% of grass seed germinated. However the bag I received was infested with creeping Charlie/Jenny seeds and now my yard, my garden beds, and the edges of my neighbors yards are infested with this pervasive weed. My neighbors across the street use no weed prevention and they have no creeping Charlie. Scott’s offered to reimburse me the cost of the seed but offered no help as far as advice or reimbursement for the cost of the chemicals to eradicate these weeds. Don’t buy seed from Scott’s! Use a local supplier or greenview.
by BT
5 people found this helpful
Cheap Junk
I didn’t realize why spreaders can get so expensive. With this mini broadcast spreader you certainly get what you pay for... if that. I saw reviews just like this one at other vendors in addition to Home Depot. I’ve attached a photo of my lawn 2 weeks after fertilizing. You can see exactly where I walked with the spreader. Not much of a broadcast at all.
by JT1187
1 person found this helpful
Poorly Design Product
I too got big green stripes on my lawn after applying Scotts feed/moss killer. Until I started researching the Turf Builder EdgeGuard Mini Broadcast Spreader, I figured the green stripes on my lawn were the result of poorly laid sod. The house is new (>1 year old) and the sod set in the spring of 2020. Sod is typically laid out in horizontal rows so I couldn’t quite square the triangle pattern in that developed in my back yard with the poorly laid sod theory. That is until I started researching the product online and found I was not alone in my outcome using the Scotts spreader. I experimented with birdseed and ran a couple strips down my driveway to test the caught-between-the-wheels theory. You definitely get a concentration of product between the wheels. It is very disappointing that an established company like Scotts would release such a product to production. This is design issue but it is also a testing and QA/QC issue (if Scott’s even bothered to QA this thing). This spreader is a fine example of poor product planning, testing and quality control. To correct the situation, I bought a Scott’s handheld spreader (you’re welcome) and applied more product (you’re welcome again) in the lighter green areas. It’s been three days since the application and it’s rained constantly the past two but it appears the light green areas are beginning to turn a deeper shade of green, matching that of my stripes. I am now researching spreaders by other manufacturers to replace the Scotts spreader I bought in the fall of 2020. I had planned to standardize on Scotts’ products for care of my new yard. I even signed up for a subscription to their annual lawn care product program. Program renewal is no longer under consideration.
by Sean
4 people found this helpful
Extremely Disappointed
I bought 3 bags of this seed (for back yard), 3 bags of Scotts Starter fertilizer (for entire property) and a brand new Scotts Deluxe edgeguard spreader. Everything was Scotts branded product. I followed their recommendations to the letter. Cut the existing lawn to the lowest level, then dethatched, then spike aerated, then followed spread rate on the bag for overseeding (1 number heavier with my Scotts spreader) and used Scotts Starter fertilizer at recommended setting (with my Scotts spreader). And, moved sprinklers around daily until there was some growth. Nature helped alot. Now, in the spring, the fruits of my labor failed me, or was it the product. The only thing that came up is my old original grass. I have spent alot of time, money and labor to overseed my back lawn and it looks as bad as it did before (these are after pictures) I took on the project. Literally. I have been a loyal customer to Scotts for over 50 years and this is the absolute pits......yes I'm over 70 yrs old.
by Rich Pret
must buy
After a hard winter of 3 dogs running the yard, not much grass left, this year was time to start over. I added 4yards of dirt to level the yard on Mar 14. Just cut the grass at under 5 weeks and it looks amazing. Every week the new seed keeps spreading to fill
by sean
2 people found this helpful
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