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Scotts Turf Builder Seeding Soil Repairs Bare Spots


Lawns need upkeep, and one of the tasks that must be completed from time to time is reseeding. Bare spots develop, and new grass must be planted to make a lawn complete. One product specially formulated for this purpose is **Scotts Turf Builder Seeding Soil**, a product from the leading name in lawn care. **Soil Commentary:**** **Scotts Turf Builder Seeding Soil is a dark colored soil that helps grass seed germinate faster and grow thicker than before. This soil is premixed and ready to apply. All you do is spread about an inch of Scotts Turf Builder Seeding Soil on the affected area, add grass seed (or sod), smooth out with a rake to mix the seeds into the seeding soil, and then let it grow. The special phosphates, nitrogen, potash, and other ingredients work to help grass grow faster and thicker than before. My lawn is prone to bare spots and periodically I will go around and attempt to repair the damage by applying grass seed. Scotts Turf Builder Seeding Soil caught my attention initially because of the Scotts name. I have always had good luck with Scotts products in the past, so this seemed like a good product to help grass grow thicker and faster. But is it really as good as Scotts claims? Well, the answer is yes and no. I have noticed some difference, especially with the speed of germination. But Scotts claims that it will make your grass fifty percent thicker seem a little exaggerated. Maybe I am lucky and have very good soil, but I don't see anything approaching this level. The thickness of the grass looks no better than other areas of my yard, where I have planted new seed and used only my yard's natural soil, without any enhancements. Scotts Turf Builder Seeding Soil is best used for repairing bare spots, but it can also be used for overseeding. This is when you apply additional grass seed on top of existing grass, in order to encourage more growth, more thickness, more green. I can see how this could lead to a greener lawn but you have to consider the size of you lawn and the limited coverage from one 1.5 cubic foot bag. A large lawn could easily require ten, fifteen, even twenty or more bags of Scotts Turf Builder Seeding Soil in order to properly cover the space. This is why I don't think this product is very practical as a full- lawn grass care product. You would be better off applying regular lawn fertilizer. The product is best for repairing small, bare spots on the lawn. **Bottom- Line Viewpoint:** Scotts makes many excellent lawn care products and Scotts Turf Builder Seeding Soil is a good product that produces good results, but falls short of the high expectations I have when I purchase something bearing the Scotts name. Scotts makes some lofty claims with this product and they don't quite come true. However, there is a noticeable difference in the speed of germination and growth and this is enough to give Scotts Turf Builder Seeding Soil a small recommendation.      


Houston, TX


Scotts potting soil is stinky!


The bag of Scotts planting soil was awkward bulky heavy and not really convienent. It had a terrible odor and the bag ripped super easily so there was soil EVERYWHERE. It did not help grass grow and when it rained it just made a sloppy gross mess everywhere. I replaced the grass seed and soil idea with those roll out things that grow grass watered them and grass grew much better. For how many years did farmers and gardeners flourish and provide for their families before Scotts planting soil came along and they did an excellent job of farming and harvesting or what not without a giant back of dirt spilling all over the place and wasting money on dirt in a bag. It also seemed to attract deer for some reason because after we put it down the deer seemed to come in droves and trudge around through it redistributing it all over the place making even more of a mess. It was one of the worst expiriences ever buying that junk and having it everywhere! I recommend grass roll out things to grow grass lol.


Bruin, PA


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