Customer reviews for Scotts Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®

Scotts Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®

Great for repairing bare spots in your lawn! EZ Seed® is a unique combination of Scotts® high performance seed, premium continuous release fertilizer, and Scotts® super-absorbent growing material. Grows anywhere*, guaranteed!
Overall rating:
3.133 / 5
3.1
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5
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Rating breakdown 188 reviews
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
9
1 Star
67
108 out of 185(58%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
Review 21 for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

always works

PostedAugust 15, 2014
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fromKeene, NH, USA
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Female
Gardening Experience:8 to 15 years
Experience:Intermediate/Average
How many days within the past 12 months:4-5 times
How many times purchased in the past:4-5 times
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is the second year I have used it. As long as it is kept wet until the grass starts growing, it is fine. I like the way the color turns a different brown. Seemed to work better this year with all the extra rain we got. Just brought more to do fall seeding. Also works better if spread thinly.
ProsValue, Quality, Easy to Use, Good Directions, Effective
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 22 for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Sometimes it works and sometimes it doeasn't.

PostedAugust 15, 2014
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fromHuntington, WV, USA
Age:65 or over
Gender:Male
Gardening Experience:30 or more years
Experience:Intermediate/Average
How many days within the past 12 months:2-3 times
How many times purchased in the past:6-10 times
When it works, it's great, but my last purchase 10-days ago was a large $32.00 bag that did not germinate even though the weather was mild and I watered it every other day. This time of year, all grass seed should germinate. I've used EZ Seed before with good results....but not this time for some reason. I love Scott's products and was very disappointed.
ProsEasy to Use
ConsDidn't work as expected, didn't germinate
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 23 for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Planted while weather was warm.

PostedAugust 15, 2014
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fromAurora, CO, USA
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Male
Gardening Experience:15 to 30 years
Experience:Intermediate/Average
How many days within the past 12 months:This is the first time
How many times purchased in the past:This is the first time
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Planted August 2nd. grass started sprouting and is doing well so far.Important to keep moist. put about 1/4 top soil over seeds worked well.
ProsEasy to Use, Effective
Consa little pricy. so make sure to cover wiyh a littl
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 24 for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Exceeded my expectations

PostedAugust 15, 2014
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fromNorth OH
Age:65 or over
Gender:Male
Gardening Experience:30 or more years
Experience:Expert
How many days within the past 12 months:2-3 times
How many times purchased in the past:4-5 times
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Needed to seed areas where a tree was removed and another where I built terrain up. Seed was easy to apply and germenated quickly. Grass came rich and lush, and blended beautifully with existing grass.
ProsQuality
Consnone
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 25 for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Amazing results!

PostedAugust 15, 2014
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fromDuluth, GA
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Female
Gardening Experience:4 to 7 years
Experience:Beginner
How many days within the past 12 months:6-10 times
How many times purchased in the past:6-10 times
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I have the best lawn in my cul-de-sac. My neighbors asked me why! I told them it was because I used this product. As long as you water it regularly along with lots of sun, you will have green thick pretty grass in no time. I used it near my deck when I had a ramp pulled up and it was just dirt. I put the easy seed down and it filled in with pretty grass. I had tried Pennington and it did NOTHING for my lawn.
ProsQuality, Easy to Use, Effective
Conscostly
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 26 for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Worst Lawn on the block

PostedAugust 15, 2014
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fromPhiladelphia, PA
Age:45 to 54
Gardening Experience:1 to 3 years
Experience:Beginner
How many days within the past 12 months:2-3 times
How many times purchased in the past:2-3 times
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hi, my lawn was balding an thin with brown spots. I brought ez seed. I mowed the lawn an wet the lawn rake it, then shook ez seed down an water for only 5 days. An I begun to see the bald spots get grass now my lawn is greener thick with no brown spots. It was so easy with beautiful results. Thank you Scotts
ProsValue, Quality, Easy to Use, Good Directions, Effective
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 27 for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Be Patient ...

PostedAugust 15, 2014
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fromChelmsford, Greater Sudbury, ON P0M, Canada
Age:35 to 44
Gender:Male
Gardening Experience:8 to 15 years
Experience:Intermediate/Average
How many days within the past 12 months:4-5 times
How many times purchased in the past:6-10 times
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sometimes it takes longer than advertised, but the grass will grow. It's great for sun-dried areas and patches where your pets have made the lawn brown.
ProsQuality, Easy to Use, Effective
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 28 for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Average

PostedAugust 15, 2014
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fromMaplewood, NJ, USA
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Female
Gardening Experience:8 to 15 years
Experience:Intermediate/Average
How many days within the past 12 months:2-3 times
How many times purchased in the past:2-3 times
Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value 
2 / 5
2 / 5
It is hit or miss with this product. The first time I used it took alot of effort to make the grass grow. Now it seems like it is much harder. I plan to give it another try next season this time I start from scratch. Clean slate...did out the old weed grass and try the ezseed.
ProsEasy to Use
Consalot of effort to maintain to make it work
Yes, I recommend this product.
Response from scottsBy JeremyConsumer ServicesAugust 16, 2014
We are sorry for the disappointment you have experienced with the results of your recent seeding effort. I'd like to offer a few tips that may be helpful to you in future seeding endeavors. As with any seed product, Scotts EZ Seed Sun & Shade requires both continuous moisture and warm soil temperatures. When one of these conditions is missing, poor germination is the result.

Be sure to spread the EZ Seed Sun & Shade evenly over the prepared area. EZ Seed Sun & Shade should be sparsely applied to the depth of about 1/16" to 1/8" thick. If EZ Seed Sun & Shade has been applied too thickly, germination will be poor. Also, make sure that no weed control or weed prevention product has been used where you are seeding, as those products will also prevent or inhibit germination of the seed. When used on newly germinated lawns, herbicides will kill off the new grass. I hope these extra tips are helpful.

We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience please contact us to see what can be done. You may visit our contact page by clicking on the following link
http://tinyurl.com/7ag7a3n
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Review 29 for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

EZ Seed Will Grow Anywhere

PostedAugust 14, 2014
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fromDurham, NC, USA
Age:35 to 44
Gender:Male
Gardening Experience:15 to 30 years
Experience:Intermediate/Average
How many days within the past 12 months:4-5 times
How many times purchased in the past:6-10 times
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I use this to patch bare spots that are difficult to keep wet enough for bare seeds to germinate. The mulch seems to do a decent job of absorbing excess water and the color is much less conspicuous than the bright color of the PatchMaster product.
ProsQuality, Easy to Use, Effective
Consprice
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 30 for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Works in Most Difficult Conditions

PostedAugust 14, 2014
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fromEdison, NJ
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Female
Gardening Experience:8 to 15 years
Experience:Intermediate/Average
How many days within the past 12 months:2-3 times
How many times purchased in the past:2-3 times
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I used the product to repair an area which is in direct sunlight and gets alot of traffic. Not only did the product work quickly - but the area where the repair to the grass was done still out performs the rest of the lawn. It is thick and deep,rich green. It has been flourishing for almost 2 years now. Great Product!
ProsValue, Quality, Easy to Use, Good Directions, Effective
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 31 for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

This product did not work as well as expected

PostedAugust 14, 2014
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fromArlington Heights, IL
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Male
Gardening Experience:30 or more years
Experience:Intermediate/Average
How many days within the past 12 months:6-10 times
How many times purchased in the past:This is the first time
Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I had to re-seed with this product several times before the grass began to grow. With all of the seed that was sowed the grass should be very thick but it is spotty. I believe in Scotts seed so I will try a different Scotts seed when I re-seed next month.
ConsDidn't work as expected
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Review 32 for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

pretty good

PostedAugust 14, 2014
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fromNew Jersey
Age:25 to 34
Gender:Male
Gardening Experience:8 to 15 years
Experience:Expert
How many days within the past 12 months:2-3 times
How many times purchased in the past:This is the first time
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Grass grew quick in a tough area. Not much seed for the price.
ProsEasy to Use
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 33 for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Little to no sun in backyard

PostedAugust 14, 2014
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fromSt. John, WA 99171, USA
Age:35 to 44
Gender:Female
Gardening Experience:1 to 3 years
Experience:Intermediate/Average
How many days within the past 12 months:This is the first time
How many times purchased in the past:This is the first time
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I have very little sun in my backyard due to a very large walnut tree. There is a spot in my backyard without any grass at all. Neighbors told me there was no way I would ever get grass to grow. I saw the EZ seed and figured it would work. Within about 2-3 weeks I started to see grass start to sprout. It took a little longer than the bag says, but I also didn't follow the watering the way I was advised. Other than that the product worked amazing and I am very happy with the results. Can't wait til next summer :)
ProsValue, Quality, Easy to Use, Good Directions, Effective
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 34 for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

ez feed

PostedAugust 14, 2014
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fromRiverbank, CA, USA
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Male
Gardening Experience:8 to 15 years
Experience:Intermediate/Average
How many days within the past 12 months:This is the first time
How many times purchased in the past:4-5 times
Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value 
3 / 5
3 / 5
This product worked mostly where there was direct sun light through out the day. I could not get the grass in shaded area and weed would take over area.
ProsEasy to Use
ConsDidn't work as expected
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 35 for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Grows grass in shade and quickly

PostedAugust 14, 2014
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fromHemet, CA
Age:65 or over
Gender:Female
Gardening Experience:15 to 30 years
Experience:Intermediate/Average
How many days within the past 12 months:2-3 times
How many times purchased in the past:2-3 times
I bought this product because rabbits were eating up sections of my lawn and it looked awful. I followed the directions on the package and low and behold within seven days I had new grass. It filled in the space and looks great! All I had to do was make sure it was watered. It was so easy. A landscaper wanted $500 - $700 dollars to re-sod the area. I did it for the cost of the EZ seed.
I would recommend this product to everyone!
ProsValue, Easy to Use, Good Directions, Effective
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 36 for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Waste of money

PostedAugust 8, 2014
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Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Did exactly as instructed and absolutely nothing grew.
ConsDidn't work as expected
No, I do not recommend this product.
Response from scottsBy JeremyConsumer ServicesAugust 13, 2014
We are sorry for the disappointment you have experienced with the results of your recent seeding effort. I'd like to offer a few tips that may be helpful to you in future seeding endeavors. As with any seed product, Scotts EZ Seed Sun & Shade requires both continuous moisture and warm soil temperatures. When one of these conditions is missing, poor germination is the result.

Be sure to spread the EZ Seed Sun & Shade evenly over the prepared area. EZ Seed Sun & Shade should be sparsely applied to the depth of about 1/16" to 1/8" thick. If EZ Seed Sun & Shade has been applied too thickly, germination will be poor. Also, make sure that no weed control or weed prevention product has been used where you are seeding, as those products will also prevent or inhibit germination of the seed. When used on newly germinated lawns, herbicides will kill off the new grass. I hope these extra tips are helpful.

We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience please contact us to see what can be done. You may visit our contact page by clicking on the following link
http://tinyurl.com/7ag7a3n
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Review 37 for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Don't waste your money

PostedAugust 6, 2014
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fromHolly Springs, NC, USA
Age:25 to 34
Gender:Male
Gardening Experience:1 to 3 years
Experience:Intermediate/Average
How many days within the past 12 months:This is the first time
How many times purchased in the past:This is the first time
Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value 
1 / 5
1 / 5
I purchased a few containers of Bermudagrass EZ Seed (about $60 worth) and applied it exactly as instructed. I prepared the soil and watered the bare spots daily. Its been a month and other than a couple blades of grass here and there, this product was totally ineffective. $60 down the drain!
ConsDidn't work as expected
No, I do not recommend this product.
Response from scottsBy JeremyConsumer ServicesAugust 13, 2014
We are sorry for the disappointment you have experienced with the results of your recent seeding effort. I'd like to offer a few tips that may be helpful to you in future seeding endeavors. As with any seed product, Scotts EZ Seed Sun & Shade requires both continuous moisture and warm soil temperatures. When one of these conditions is missing, poor germination is the result.

Be sure to spread the EZ Seed Sun & Shade evenly over the prepared area. EZ Seed Sun & Shade should be sparsely applied to the depth of about 1/16" to 1/8" thick. If EZ Seed Sun & Shade has been applied too thickly, germination will be poor. Also, make sure that no weed control or weed prevention product has been used where you are seeding, as those products will also prevent or inhibit germination of the seed. When used on newly germinated lawns, herbicides will kill off the new grass. I hope these extra tips are helpful.

We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience please contact us to see what can be done. You may visit our contact page by clicking on the following link
http://tinyurl.com/7ag7a3n
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Review 38 for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

washed away with first rainfall

PostedJuly 7, 2014
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fromMinneapolis, MN, USA
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Female
Gardening Experience:15 to 30 years
Experience:Intermediate/Average
How many days within the past 12 months:2-3 times
How many times purchased in the past:This is the first time
Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value 
1 / 5
1 / 5
We tried to use this product on a few patches in our yard. We followed the directions exactly. A few days later a light rain washed the planting mix completely away into the surrounding grass areas. This was a total waste of $15.
ConsDidn't work as expected
No, I do not recommend this product.
Response from scottsBy JeremyConsumer ServicesJuly 9, 2014
We are sorry that you have experienced problems while using Scotts EZ Seed Sun & Shade. Scotts EZ Seed Sun & Shade does not typically wash away with light rains, after having been intially watered in and we are sorry to hear this happened to you.

We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience please contact us to see what can be done. You may visit our contact page by clicking on the following link
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Review 39 for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Scotts EZ Seed is not a good product.

PostedJuly 7, 2014
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fromMilwaukee, WI, USA
Age:65 or over
Gender:Male
Gardening Experience:30 or more years
Experience:Intermediate/Average
How many days within the past 12 months:This is the first time
How many times purchased in the past:2-3 times
Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Terrible product. Followed directions to a tee. Temps during the day 70-75. Evening 60-65 Watered according to directions. What I got where a couple of sprouts of grass and a lot of what looks like peat moss. I stopped Scotts lawn Service so they would not put down any weed/feed a month+prior to my seeding. I would not by this product ever again. Very disappointed in A SCOTTS PRODUCT.
ConsDidn't work as expected
No, I do not recommend this product.
Response from scottsBy JeremyConsumer ServicesJuly 10, 2014
We are sorry that you have experienced problems while using Scotts EZ Seed Sun & Shade.Temperature plays a critical role in seedling germination. Soil temperatures for northern (cool season) type turfgrass seed (Kentucky bluegrass, ryegrass, and fescue) must be at least 55 degrees F for seed to germinate. For best results, daytime temperatures must typically be in the 60-80 degree F. range and not going below 50 degrees F at night. Seeds will not germinate if the temperatures are cold at night, or are fluctuating from high day temperature to very low night time temperatures. The best time to seed cool season grasses is early to mid-fall.

One major "enemy" of a newly seeded lawn is herbicide. Make sure that no weed control or weed prevention product has been used in the area, as those products will also prevent or inhibit germination. When used on newly germinated lawns, herbicides will kill off the new grass.

We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience please contact us to see what can be done. You may visit our contact page by clicking on the following link
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Review 40 for Scotts® Turf Builder® EZ Seed®
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Don't waste your money!

PostedJuly 3, 2014
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fromWestern Wisconsin
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Male
Gardening Experience:30 or more years
Experience:Intermediate/Average
How many days within the past 12 months:This is the first time
How many times purchased in the past:This is the first time
Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value 
1 / 5
1 / 5
I had a couple of spots that needed to be reseeded, I followed the directions. When I applied the product it seemed as though there was very little actual seed, it seems as though I paid a premium price for a small bag of what seemed like peat moss. I waited for the results, 3 weeks in and only a few blades of new grass. Cost of failure nearly $40.
I finally gave up and purchased a bag of top soil for $1.50 and a 3lb bag of Scotts sun and shade grass seed for $13.50. Spread a thin layer of the top soil over the area to be seeded followed by a generous layer of seed. I then lightly raked the area and applied water, mother nature did the rest. 1 week later, I had green grass where there was none, plus I still had about 2lbs of seed left in the bag. Cost of success $15.
I wouldn't use this product ever again even if was free!
Prosno pros
ConsDidn't work as expected
No, I do not recommend this product.
Response from scottsBy JeremyConsumer ServiceJuly 8, 2014
We are sorry for the disappointment you have experienced with the results of your recent seeding effort. I'd like to offer a few tips that may be helpful to you in future seeding endeavors. As with any seed product, Scotts EZ Seed Sun & Shade requires both continuous moisture and warm soil temperatures. When one of these conditions is missing, poor germination is the result.

Be sure to spread the EZ Seed Sun & Shade evenly over the prepared area. EZ Seed Sun & Shade should be sparsely applied to the depth of about 1/16" to 1/8" thick. If EZ Seed Sun & Shade has been applied too thickly, germination will be poor. Also, make sure that no weed control or weed prevention product has been used where you are seeding, as those products will also prevent or inhibit germination of the seed. When used on newly germinated lawns, herbicides will kill off the new grass. I hope these extra tips are helpful.

We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience please contact us to see what can be done. You may visit our contact page by clicking on the following link
http://tinyurl.com/7ag7a3n
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