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Turf Builder THICK'R LAWN Sun and Shade, 12 lb.

  • Helps turn weak, thin grass into a thick green lawn
  • 3-in-1 solution containing seed, fertilizer, and soil improver
  • Apply with a spreader
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Product Overview

Get up to a 50% thicker lawn* *Subject to proper care. Results may vary based on current condition of lawn.


Scotts Turf Builder Thick'R Lawn Sun & Shade

Everything you need to help turn weak, thin grass into a thicker, greener lawn. *Subject to proper care. Results may vary based on current condition of lawn.


Seed, Fertilizer, Soil Improver


It's a 3-in-1 Solution!

Thick'R Lawn contains seed to fill gaps with new grass, fertilizer to feed new grass plus thicken and green existing turf and soil improvers for enhanced root development.


3 Steps to Success


Easy to Use

Calculate the size of your lawn with the Scotts My Lawn app to determine coverage amount and then just prep, apply and water.  

First, mow the area to a height of approximately 2 inches or lowest mower setting.



After mowing, rake or de-thatch to loosen the top layer of soil and remove any dead grass or debris.  

Scotts Turf Builder Thick'R Lawn Product in Broadcast Lawn Spreader



Use a Scotts spreader to apply to your entire lawn.  

Water Sprinkler on Lawn



Water daily or as needed to keep soil surface moist for the first 2 weeks.  

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Grass Types

For fescue, bluegrass or rye.

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Covers up to 1,200 sq. ft. or up to 4,000 sq. ft. based on bag size.

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How often to apply

For best results, apply in the spring and fall.

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Average Germination Time

Between 7 and 30 days.

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No-Quibble Guarantee

Guaranteed or your money back. See label for information on Scotts No-Quibble Guarantee.

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Easy to use

Apply to the entire lawn with a Scotts spreader.

Scotts Turf Builder THICK'R LAWN Sun and Shade has everything you need to help turn weak, thin grass into a thick, green lawn. With this 3-in-1 solution get up to a 50% thicker lawn with just one application (subject to proper care)! THICK'R LAWN contains soil improver for enhanced root development, seed to fill gaps with new grass, and fertilizer to feed new grass and thicken and green existing turf. This product is intended for use on an entire lawn and can be applied easily with a Scotts spreader. Results may vary based on current condition of lawn.
  • 3-in-1 solution for thin lawns, including seed, fertilizer and soil improver
  • Seed to fill gaps in your current lawn
  • Fertilizer for thicker, greener turf
  • Soil improver for enhanced root development
  • Get up to a 50% thicker lawn with just one easy application with a spreader (subject to proper care; results may vary based on current condition of lawn)

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Grass TypeSun and ShadeSun and ShadeFescueFescue
RegionAppalachians,California Coast,Mideast Central,Midwest,Northeast Central,Northwest Coast,Northwest MountainMidwest,Northeast CentralAppalachians,California Coast,Mideast Central,Midwest,Northeast Central,Northwest Coast,Northwest Mountain,Southeast,Southeast-Central Texas,Southwest MountainAppalachians,California Coast,Mideast Central,Midwest,Northeast Central,Northwest Coast,Northwest Mountain,Southeast,Southwest Mountain
Traffic/Wear Tolerance LevelMedium LightBright LightBright LightMedium Light
Drought TolerantYesYesYesYes
Grass Seed UseNew Lawn,OverseedingGrass ThickenerPatch & RepairNew Lawn,Overseeding
Landscape Supply TypeSeedsSeedsSeedsSeeds
Product Weight (lb.)312107
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Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Size
12 LB-Pound
Product Width (in.)
10.5 in


Drought Tolerant
Grass Seed Use
Grass Thickener
Grass Type
Sun and Shade
Landscape Supply Type
Product Weight (lb.)
Midwest,Northeast Central
Seed Type
Traffic/Wear Tolerance Level
Bright Light

Questions & Answers


I bought 2 40 lb bags dethatched lawn took out alot of dead grass/weeds applied one bag of mixtur...

Asked by ripoff June 11, 2021

You did more work than I ever have. I will mow before applying Thick'r Lawn, so I won't need to disturb it for a couple weeks & I try to wait for a forecasted rainy spell, or I'll Water often. This stuff has worked Super every year. I'm doing an elderly neighbor's yard this year, as they were amazed how nice my yard comes back after the harsh Maine Winters. We're on a Town Plowed Road with lots of Sand & Salt too boot!

How long should i wait after putting this down to put down the scotts diseasex ?

Asked by CUBBEZZ23 May 20, 2021

Best to check with Scotts . . . sorry!

How long does it take before grass to grow

Asked by Ratface May 11, 2021

Scotts states average germination time is between 7 and 30 days. I usually see sprouts at the 2 week mark, if I am able to cover the seeds with a light layer of good quality soil. If it just sits on top of the ground, there is no real way to tell how long it will take to grow because it depends on so many different factors.

Can this be mixed with scotts sun and shade tall fesus seeds

Asked by Slimm April 29, 2021

Great product. Easy to apply and grass grew quickly. Perfect for bare spots

can I use this product and the 4 turf builder fertilizers?

Asked by JP April 28, 2021

This product has fertilizer in it , if you use more you may burn the new grass.

Can you apply Scotts Weed and Feed or Scott’s Triple Action to the lawn 6-8 weeks after applying ...

Asked by Dolph April 18, 2021

One thing I learnt as a young kid. Always ask the horse if he can do the plowing or not. The farmer does not know the answer all the time. Good luck getting the anwser from Scotts

Do you carry Gorgy grass

Asked by Lolo April 15, 2021

Hi Lolo, I'm not seeing any variety of grass called "gorgy". Would you like to clarify with more detail what you're asking or looking for so that we can try to help?

What do I have to do to prepare the area I'm going to use this on? Losen the dirt? Put garden s...

Asked by Dorene April 9, 2021

I used this on existing sod and did no prep at all. Depended on forecast rain and it came just right.

Seed mix and percentage?

Asked by Thomas April 3, 2021

This product works great, you wont be disappointed, keep area watered and the grass is terrific.

Will birds eat the seeds?

Asked by Terry March 31, 2021


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Customer Reviews

  • 3.5
    out of 2,654 reviews
  • 57% recommend this product
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Really works
Great lawn product. Really does the job. Will have everyone asking what you use.
by beme
Worst result from Scott’s thick'r lawn bermuda
I used Scott’s thick'r lawn bermuda grass seed but now my lawn is full of weeds or the grass I can’t recognize. They must made huge mistake which should impacted many Bermuda customers. My lawn is full of crap and not sure how can I get rid of this unwanted grass.
by Tarun77
I used this after detaching lawn and over seeding. I was fortunate to have almost 2 weeks of staright rain. This product worked great on my lawn. I will definitely buy again. Word of advice...buy the big bag so you dont have to rebuy more
by OBSTL314
I saw no results whatsoever. It’s been few weeks now. Very disappointed.
I saw no results whatsoever. It’s been few weeks now. Very disappointed.
by Disappointed
This really worked!!!
First seeded Mar 27 and made sure to dethatch bu raking and water 10 min 3 times a day for the first 2-3 weeks. Also later hand applied a lot to the bare areas and put some Scotts topsoil over the seed to keep them moist. Could see some growth by April 10 but maybe because it was a cool spring, I didn’t think it worked. But this pic is from May 12 and the difference is huge. I started with a lot of bare spots and thin (mostly weed) lawn and now it looks really green and awesome. And keeps getting thicker every day. It really works - just like it says: Thickr Lawn. But just have to do the work, watering and special treatment with topsoil for bare spots. But it will pay off!
by Eric
2 people found this helpful
Beautiful results 1 year later
Was skeptical this seed mix would revitalize a weed infested side yard but spending some time with feed and weed and then applying this mix it started off a bit worrisome as it didnt look as thick but now after the Winter its thriving! Will definitely buy more every year to reseed when needed.
by Bklyn888
Great grass
Great grass
by Deanman
Green-ed up the lawn, but no "Thick'R"
We had a new lawn installed last summer that came up very thin this year. I Used this product a month ago. It did green up the existing grass, but did nothing to fill in or thicken the lawn. Only giving it 2 stars because it did fertilize. Maybe it needs more than 4 weeks. If it suddenly comes up I'll adjust my review accordingly. Very disappointed at this point though. No signs of any new growth.
by AHardware
So amazing, I bought more!
I cannot begin to express my obsession with this product. I wasn’t sure how the results would be, so I only did two sections of my yard to “test it out” in October 2020 (SE PA), needless to say, it works! Check out my pictures (screenshot the photos to capture date/time) to see just how well it works! I loved the results so much, I’m currently working on the rest of my yard (applied some more to other parts of the yard a week ago). I will be sure to update my review soon, but hoping to have the same results in the rest of the yard!
by Cccametac
Disappointing Seeding Germinating Results
Purchased 3 40lb bags of Thickr Lawn Fescue. The lawn was prepped by hand weeding the entire space, aerating, dethatching, raking up debris. Product was applied according to instructions and watered daily for over 2 weeks. Very minimal germination. I would say maybe 2 % of what I was expecting. All the areas inside the lawn where weeds had been removed was open soil perfect for this product to germinate and fill in. It did not work plain and simple. I have a patch in the backyard that was literally crusher dust (fine ground stone for patio) that some seed grew but as I stated it is minimal compared to 3 40lb bags of product. On a positive not the grass is green where it was established. I specifically use Scotts products all season. Start with Crabgrass preventer (bad results) Summerguard (not doing this next season) turf builder (good results) and the overseeding with Thickr Lawn (poor results). I also used Scotts EZ seed Sun and Shade earlier in the summer with zero germinating results. Just seems Scotts seed is not meant for Southern Maine climate. Tried some competitors product and while germination did take awhile it grew in and filled in spots on my lawn. I follow the instructions use Scotts Spreaders and Sprayers specifically but will need to look into other options. Disappointed in this outcome this season. Also had state soil test done so I know what to apply next year instead of just using the products big box stores say we need to dump on our lawns. Pictures taken a couple months after applying product. MaxGreen 27-0-2 Turfbuilder 32-0-4 Turf Builder Thick’R Lawn Tall Fescue 9-1-1 (not the numbers I like to see)
by sr1970
Response from ScottsCustomerCareApr 28, 2021
sr1970, we're sorry to hear Scotts Turf Builder Thick'R Lawn didn't meet your expectations. This product is for use when overseeding an existing lawn and is not suitable for filling in bare spots. We want you to be confident when using our products; that's why we offer a product guarantee. Please reach out to us at 877-220-3089 for assistance with our product guarantee. Scotts
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