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Turf Builder Rapid Grass 16 lbs. Sun and Shade Grass Seed

  • Sun & shade mix for your new lawn or overseeding existing grass
  • Grass seed and fertilizer for a 99.9 percent weed-free lawn
  • Enjoy your new lush, green lawn in just weeks
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Product Overview

Get outside and enjoy your lawn with Scotts Turf Builder Rapid Grass Sun & Shade Mix. With our unique, proprietary mix of grass seed and fertilizer in one effective formula, your lawn benefits from extended feeding, resulting in more full green grass! Compared to seed alone, your lawn will grow 2 times faster (when applied at the new lawn rate, subject to proper care). Use on either new lawns or overseeding existing grass. Scotts Turf Builder revolutionary sun and shade seed mix grows green, lush grass, in just weeks (see grass grow in 12 to 21 days)! Grass seed germinates best when temperatures are between 60°F and 80°F and after any chance of frost, usually in the Fall and Spring. To apply, rake the top layer of soil before applying grass seed with a Scotts® spreader. For best results, water twice daily for at least 3 weeks. Each 16 lb. bag seeds 8,000 sq. ft. based on overseeding rate. Do not use weed control products until your lawn has been established (mowed at least 4 times), if you already applied weed control, please see those package directions on when to plant grass seed. Finally, be sure to apply Scotts® Lawn Food products every 8 weeks throughout the season to help maintain your thick, green lawn.
  • Enjoy a new lawn in just weeks with Scotts® Turf Builder® Rapid Grass Sun & Shade Mix®; grows up to 2x times faster than seed alone when applied at the new lawn rate (subject to proper care)
  • Unique, proprietary combination of sun and shade mix of seed and fertilizer results in full green grass that grows in just weeks; expect to see grass growing at a minimum of 12 days and maximum of 21 days
  • This sun and shade grass seed and fertilizer combination will change the way you grow grass; it's the most complete solution for large problem areas in your lawn and for establishing new grass
  • Fall and Spring are the best times to plant grass seed; seed germinates best when temperatures are between 60°F and 80°F and the chance of frost has passed
  • For best results, rake soil lightly to remove debris; apply grass seed with a Scotts spreader, then water daily or as needed to keep soil surface moist until the seedlings reach 2 to 3 in. tall; one 16-lb. bag seeds up to 8,000 sq. ft.

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Name7 lb. Turf Builder Kentucky Bluegrass Mix SeedTurf Builder Rapid Grass 16 lbs. Sun and Shade Grass SeedTurf Builder 40 lbs. Grass Seed Sun and Shade Mix50 lbs. Barlennium Perennial Ryegrass Seed
Grass TypeBlue GrassSun and ShadeSun and ShadeRye
RegionAppalachians,California Coast,Mideast Central,Midwest,Northeast Central,Northwest Coast,Northwest Mountain,Southwest MountainAppalachians,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 Mountain,South Florida,Southeast,Southeast-Central Texas,Southwest,Southwest Mountain
Traffic/Wear Tolerance LevelMedium LightBright LightMedium LightAny Light
Drought TolerantYesNoYesNo
Grass Seed UseNew Lawn,OverseedingNew Lawn,OverseedingNew Lawn,OverseedingNew Lawn,Overseeding
Landscape Supply TypeSeedsSeedsSeedsSeeds
Product Weight (lb.)716 lb4050 lb
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Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
Product Depth (in.)
22 in
Product Height (in.)
5.50 in
Product Size
16 LB-Pound
Product Width (in.)
15 in


Drought Tolerant
Grass Seed Use
New Lawn,Overseeding
Grass Type
Sun and Shade
Landscape Supply Type
Pack Size
Product Weight (lb.)
16 lb
Appalachians,California Coast,Mideast Central,Midwest,Northeast Central,Northwest Coast,Northwest Mountain
Seed Type
Traffic/Wear Tolerance Level
Bright Light

Questions & Answers


Is there a Beruda Rapid Grass?

Asked by RealtorJ9 May 1, 2021

Scotts Turf Builder Rapid Grass is available in tall fescue and Sun & Shade.

When should i add additional fertilizer and what kind is recommended?

Asked by Gary April 29, 2021

We haven't put any thing on it except water.

Will this work in Texas ??

Asked by Tx April 20, 2021

I live in South Texas and have 2 inch grass in 2 weeks. We will see how it weathers the heat this summer.

Need grass seed for sand base ground what do you recommend?

Asked by Debbie April 10, 2021

Definately not this product.

Can this be planted right after spraying yard with weed killer?

Asked by Greenlawns April 10, 2021

I put the seed down about 2 weeks ago and not a single blade of grass has come up.

how long does it take to see improvement

Asked by louis April 7, 2021

After application of Scotts Rapid Grass Sun & Shade, seedlings will begin to emerge in 6-14 days under ideal conditions. This is not when all of the seed will germinate just when the grass will first start coming up.

Will this grass mix grow okay in a place that has snow in winter and sun in spring, summer, fall?...

Asked by dkrun April 4, 2021


Is this grass a perennial or just annual? Thank You

Asked by EBK March 30, 2021


Can this product be used in an existing Saint Augustine lawn? I did not see on the bag which ind...

Asked by Bud March 29, 2021

It will not work as an over seed but it you have bare spots of ground, it works well. 2 inch grass in 2 weeks. just keep the ground damp.

What seed varieties are in this seed mix?

Asked by JT March 26, 2021

The current seed breakdown in Scotts Rapid Grass Sun & Shade is: Wendy Jean fescue 10.87% Fenway fescue 10.89% Momentum fescue 5.45% Vision perennial rye 12.25% Silver Dollar perennial rye 13.59% Jump Start bluegrass 4.09% Gaelic bluegrass 6.79% Abbey bluegrass 4.06%

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.2
    out of 404 reviews
  • 39% recommend this product
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Highly impressed!
Says about 12-14 days for it to appear and it appeared at day 12! Once it sprouted it took off! Very impressed with the color of the grass and how lush it looks! Would use again for patchy areas!
by Heatherjw
Takes longer than advertised to get started
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Planted this seed 5-16-21, following the normal grass seed planting process as we always do; as seen in the photo below the grass growth is taking a bit longer than anticipated. Watering has been consistent with rainfall factored in. Obviously no fertilizer was used on this area or the surrounding area.
by bucknut
Rapid thick growth
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] After properly preparing the site for planting and ensuring the seed had consistent watering, the grass began sprouting in just a few days. At 21 days, it is now extremely thick and providing excellent coverage. Before using this product I had trouble getting grass to grow in this area due to the shade and large tree, but this all changed once I used this excellent Scotts product. This was even done in late spring when the conditions were not ideal and I still had amazing results.
by DCLawnGuy
One stop shop grass seed
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Got this product to fill some bare spots in my yard. Second pic is 2 weeks after sewing. I put this down in several places. It isn’t magic, the places my irrigation system hit everyday grew, the places that weren’t watered as well didn’t grow. Overall I’m happy with the product, basic biology right? Needs water and some sun. I like it has the fertilizer mixed in so there isn’t a lot to do. I mixed in a little peat moss for moisture control and to help rooting.
by MichiganMike2021
If It can Grow In Hot Las Vegas Heat It Can Grow
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have used Scotts Rapid Grass- Sun & Shade to fill in bare spots & reseeding front & rear yard lawn sections. Wow! both have successfully grown in the heat of Las Vegas in Sun & Shade. This is only 3 weeks after seeding , you can see results. Now we are in 107 degree heat in early June & Scotts Sun & Shade is performing exceptional. No Burning or Wilting, this is robust new growth along the driveway edges & the rest is a thickened lawn where I reseeded applying Scotts Sun & Shade 3 weeks ago in early May. If it grows here it will perform for you. My only challenge is getting up & out at 5 AM every day to chase the Pigeons & Doves away & of course watering to start new growth. I use a hand rake to gently turn the soil so the seed is in soft dirt then water it in. For the Main Lawn Scotts is taking very well providing a thicker lawn you can see & feel when walking on it just a little. This is also choking out a horrible Bermuda Grass on the front which is a relentless weed. 97% of my lawn is Tall Fescue.
by Guitarstar
Great product
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I had been excited that I got the turf builder because I had several places in my yard that I couldn't get grass to grow on. Now they look full and thriving better than before. I still have some other places to show but they are not quite full enough. I will submi more pictures when they are thick and full. Would definitely recommend this product.
by WCM1
Great product, it made my lawn greener!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I used it a month ago and I had some spots in my lawn that were not looking nice. Now everything is green, and my children, friends and neighbors can enjoy a nice barbecue in my backyard. I do recommend Scotts' products.
Hate this stuff
Put this down followed direction to the tea and everyday it gets browner just total ruined my lawn so bummed
by Not a happy camper
Works faster than expected!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I had a pretty patchy yard, to be honest I was embarrassed with it. Just around a week in. I seen growth! With everyday my yard is fuller and healther! The patches filled in the mud has started staying outside! My yard is a beautiful color green!
by Eklypze79
Great fast growing grass, very happy.
I bought and planted 1 week ago. I’m very happy and glad I went with this.
by Alybud
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