Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970)

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  • Sub Brand: Patch Master
  • Grass Type: Tall Fescue
  • Product Type: Lawn Repair
  • Package Size: 5 lb.
  • Coverage Area: 100 sq. ft.
  • Container Size: 5 oz.
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes


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Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970)
 
2.1

(based on 22 reviews)

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32%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Effective (6)
  • Good directions (6)
  • Quality (4)
  • Value (4)

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected (15)
  • Messy (5)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Give it time! It really works!

We are getting ready to put our house on the market so we wanted to fix up some bare spots in the lawn. My husband wanted to do soil testing and then seed but...Read complete review

We are getting ready to put our house on the market so we wanted to fix up some bare spots in the lawn. My husband wanted to do soil testing and then seed but I bought the PatchMaster instead. His response was, "Oh, the PatchMaster". He didn't have high hopes for this product as he said he has used it in the past and it didn't work. It's been about 9 days now and we were about to give up. But upon closer review, there are little sprouts coming through the "mulch". When you lift up the layer of paper, there is tons of new grass underneath! How exciting is that! It seems that the most popular complaint is the shredded newspaper. I don't mind it. I was a little concerned that I needed to remove it but after reading these reviews it seems that with time it will be gone. I'm so excited for my new lawn!! I would definitely buy this product again!

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Very Unhappy with Results

I have been using Scotts products for a number of years, and I have had good success with Patch Master in the past, but this year I am very unhappy with the results I...Read complete review

I have been using Scotts products for a number of years, and I have had good success with Patch Master in the past, but this year I am very unhappy with the results I have gotten with Patch Master Tall Fescue Mix. I really wish I had read all of the negative reviews of Patch Master BEFORE I spent $40 for four bags of it, and then another $40 for four more bags! I followed all of the instructions in September 2012 and applied four bags of the Tall Fescue Patch Master to try to fill in some bare spots in my front and back yards. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING CAME UP! I was shocked and thought that I had done something wrong. So, in October I bought four more bags, and I made sure that these bags were from a different/newer Production Lot. September Application Lot# 12070057 October Application Lot# 12070015 So far with the second application I have a small number of spindly seedlings that have sprouted, but the vast majority of the patches once again have NOTHING IN THEM. My neighbors who have just put down top soil and seeds have a lot of new seedlings. I am convinced that there is something seriously defective with Scott Patch Master. I feel like an idiot standing out there twice a day, watering the lifeless gray patches that look like more and more like the surface of the moon! Something has happened with Scotts Patch Master Tall Fescue Mix Lawn Repair Mix. It has now become a very poor product.

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1.0

Junk

By boilergreg

from SC

Pros

    Cons

    • Didn't work as expected

    Best Uses

      Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

      Bought and followed directions on the package. It's been close to two months and not a single sign of new growth. Tried in two different patches in my front yard under IDEAL growth conditions for our region. This is the second Scotts product I've bought and the other one was terrible also. Waste of time and money.

       
      4.0

      The trick to this product

      By Johnson37

      from Ma.

      Pros

      • Easy to use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

          I did exactly as directed on the bag.and 7 days later I had grass coming up at a consistent rate.before I put the patch master down.I put about an inch of top soil down and it really made a huge difference.it was totally worth the extra couple bucks for the top soil.

           
          1.0

          Patchmaster

          By donxxxxxxx

          from Springfield, VA, USA

          Pros

            Cons

            • Didn't work as expected

            Best Uses

              Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

              I purchased this product September 1 to repair an area about 20 foot square. To this date October 7th), I have yet to see the first seed germinate.

               
              5.0

              Give it time! It really works!

              By kamnet

              from Martinsburg, WV, USA

              Pros

              • easy to use
              • Effective
              • Good directions
              • Quality
              • value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

                  We are getting ready to put our house on the market so we wanted to fix up some bare spots in the lawn. My husband wanted to do soil testing and then seed but I bought the PatchMaster instead. His response was, "Oh, the PatchMaster". He didn't have high hopes for this product as he said he has used it in the past and it didn't work. It's been about 9 days now and we were about to give up. But upon closer review, there are little sprouts coming through the "mulch". When you lift up the layer of paper, there is tons of new grass underneath! How exciting is that! It seems that the most popular complaint is the shredded newspaper. I don't mind it. I was a little concerned that I needed to remove it but after reading these reviews it seems that with time it will be gone. I'm so excited for my new lawn!! I would definitely buy this product again!

                   
                  4.0

                  This Really Works!

                  By TNMama

                  from Undisclosed

                  Pros

                  • easy to use
                  • Effective
                  • Good directions
                  • value
                  • worked better than i expected!

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

                      I am always doubtful about grass seed...the promises have rarely come through for me. However, I am in the process of selling my house so I needed to patch the lawn where my kids' basketball goal and trampoline had killed all the grass. I saw PatchMaster and thought 'why not?'. First of all, I've seen reviews about how bad the newspaper mulch looks, but I appreciate the recycled paper being used as mulch. Thumbs up on being earth conscientious, Scotts! My husband was doubtful and really thought we were going to need to sod, but he humored me. Once I spread the product out on the bare ground, it did look like a newspaper had exploded, but that vanished over a few weeks as grass grew in. Now, after only a few weeks, my lawn has no bare spots and the grass is green and full. I would highly recommend this product!

                       
                      1.0

                      Poor return on investment

                      By PaGrassGrower

                      from Garnet Valley, PA 19060, USA

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Didn't work as expected
                        • Difficult to use
                        • Messy

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

                          Product is easy to spread but hard to keep dorm even when watering accordingly. I've had better luck with regular seed and soil on multiple occasions.

                           
                          4.0

                          Great Product

                          By Tarra30

                          from NC

                          Pros

                          • easy to use
                          • Effective
                          • Good directions
                          • Quality
                          • value

                          Cons

                          • Messy

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

                            When I first put the product on my lawn it looked really messy, but the end result was great. My bare spots are now filling in. Product started working in 7 day just like it said.

                             
                            1.0

                            Looks like someone shredded some newspaper on my lawn

                            By marklaing

                            from Simi Valley, CA, USA

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • birds use easy marking for food.
                              • Didn't work as expected
                              • Messy

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

                                I wish I had read some reviews before buying this stuff. I spotted it at Lowe's and it seemed like just the ticket. I've used quite a few Scott's lawn products before -- but this stuff PatchMaster, more like PatchMessMaker. Yek. Looks like someone just shredded up some old paperwork and dumped it on the lawn. There ARE some green shoots sprouting up in the bare spot but the birds seem to zero in on this stuff and spent days eating all the seeds. I don't get it. It's an almighty mess on my lawn now and I don't know how the zillion scraps of waste paper are going to degrade into the soil. This could take years...

                                 
                                1.0

                                Waste

                                By AnaRam

                                from Birmingham, AL, USA

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Didn't work as expected
                                  • Messy

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

                                    Followed directions accordingly and did not work. This was a waste of time and money. Now I have to spend more time by cleaning up the tiny pieces of newspaper in my yard. Thanks scotts!

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    This product is a waste of money

                                    By Timfas

                                    from Valencia, Santa Clarita, CA, USA

                                    Pros

                                    • easy to use

                                    Cons

                                    • Didn't work as expected

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

                                      i have tried for two seasons to use it his product with ZERO success I love Scott's other products but they should take this off the market as it does not Work Better t the seed and some topper and do it you self. Waste of time and money

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Time, money, and water wasted

                                      By TimThe

                                      from Chattanooga, TN, USA

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Didn't work as expected
                                        • not a working product

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

                                          I have used many Scotts Products with success, but this product is NOT one of them. I followed the instructions to the letter, but little grass growth while using two bags of the product. Scotts please retest your packaging and do a seed count. When I analyzed the last bag I did not see many seeds. The weeds did love a fertilizer and water. As least the area is green again. I will prepare the soil again in a month and replant.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great product!

                                          By wizards1951

                                          from 50 shady hill drive west warwick,ri.02893-2337

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to use
                                          • Effective

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

                                              Excellent, have used this product & also EZ seed .RSVP

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Extremely simple application, excellent results.

                                              By Hager

                                              from Monmouth Beach, NJ, USA

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy to use
                                              • Effective
                                              • Good directions
                                              • lawn doesn't look moth eaten anymore
                                              • Quality
                                              • value

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

                                                  I purchased both PatchMaster Tall Fescue and PatchMaster Sun and Shade mix to repair annoying bare spots in my lawns. In approximately 8-9 days after carefully following all the instructions I now have grass growing in all of the bare spots and lots of it. I live on the coast in mid New Jersey and the spring temps were not, according to the instructions, conducive to good germination. The night temps would be in the low 40's and daytime temps would average in the mid 60's. This presented no problems for these products. I also just used what was in the PatchMaster bags, no additional soil or products were used. So easy to apply with incredible results. I highly recommend both of these products.

                                                   
                                                  1.0

                                                  Complete garbage

                                                  By smmcguir

                                                  from Palos Verdes Estates, CA, USA

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Didn't work as expected

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

                                                      I followed the instructions and planted during the recommended temperature (I live in coastal southern California so it's basically at the recommended temperature all the time). A few blades of grass popped up but nothing more. Now left with patches of shredded newspaper all over my lawn. Don't waste your money or your time on this nonsense.

                                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      Finally, something worked

                                                      By AnaDav

                                                      from Los Angeles, CA

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy to use
                                                      • Effective
                                                      • Good directions
                                                      • Quality

                                                      Cons

                                                      • inhale mulch while applying

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

                                                        I have tough, clay soil that ends in a slope. I had significant patching on my front lawn, and after two weeks, I'm already having trouble locating the spots where I need to keep watering, there's so much new grass. My only issue is that the sloped part of the lawn is having less success, but I suppose Scott's can't prevent gravity.

                                                         
                                                        1.0

                                                        No grass

                                                        By Anonymous

                                                        from Riverside, CA, USA

                                                        Pros

                                                          Cons

                                                          • Didn't work as expected

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

                                                            I took the time to read the instructions and prepair the area. It has been 6 weeks and I am about to give up and buy traditional seed and top soil. I am very disapointed with this product. It did not work at all and only made the bare sports more noticable due to the white apearance when the much dries out.

                                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                             
                                                            1.0

                                                            Very Disappointed...

                                                            By mmitchell

                                                            from Midwest City, OK, USA

                                                            Pros

                                                              Cons

                                                              • Didn't work as expected
                                                              • Messy

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

                                                                I want to start by saying that I am a huge fan of the Scotts company and I use various products from every single brand your company makes! This however is the first Scott's product that I have used that I felt was completely worthless. I can see by all of the reviews that I am not the only person who thinks so. I followed the directions carefully as always and from what I can tell, not one single seed grew. I really could not believe the poor performance of the product. In my opinion, Scott's should pull this product from the market, it's clearly a poor product. I would hate to be someone who was not familiar with your products and for this one to be my first impression.... I am still a very satisfied customer and I hope that my review will prove helpful.

                                                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                 
                                                                1.0

                                                                Not Consistant

                                                                By albrechteg

                                                                from Redlands, CA, USA

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Easy to use
                                                                • Good directions

                                                                Cons

                                                                • Didn't work as expected

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

                                                                  This spring I tried Scoots PatchMaster Tall Fescue Mix for the first time. I followed the instructions and it worked great. Impressed, I purchased a second bag. After three weeks of following the same instructions, no grass. I would not recommend purchasing this product until Scotts can improve the product's consistancy of performance.

                                                                   
                                                                  1.0

                                                                  Completely worthless and a waste of my time

                                                                  By GDH

                                                                  from Undisclosed

                                                                  Pros

                                                                    Cons

                                                                    • Didn't work as expected

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                      Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

                                                                      I followed the directions to the letter. Kept it constantly moist. 3 weeks later not a single blade of grass. Sure wish I had read all of the lousy reviews before wasting my time on money.

                                                                       
                                                                      1.0

                                                                      Very Unhappy with Results

                                                                      By EugeneStr

                                                                      from Herndon, VA, USA

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • Easy to use

                                                                      Cons

                                                                      • Didn't work as expected
                                                                      • Poor Value
                                                                      • severely disappointing results

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                        Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

                                                                        I have been using Scotts products for a number of years, and I have had good success with Patch Master in the past, but this year I am very unhappy with the results I have gotten with Patch Master Tall Fescue Mix. I really wish I had read all of the negative reviews of Patch Master BEFORE I spent $40 for four bags of it, and then another $40 for four more bags! I followed all of the instructions in September 2012 and applied four bags of the Tall Fescue Patch Master to try to fill in some bare spots in my front and back yards. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING CAME UP! I was shocked and thought that I had done something wrong. So, in October I bought four more bags, and I made sure that these bags were from a different/newer Production Lot. September Application Lot# 12070057 October Application Lot# 12070015 So far with the second application I have a small number of spindly seedlings that have sprouted, but the vast majority of the patches once again have NOTHING IN THEM. My neighbors who have just put down top soil and seeds have a lot of new seedlings. I am convinced that there is something seriously defective with Scott Patch Master. I feel like an idiot standing out there twice a day, watering the lifeless gray patches that look like more and more like the surface of the moon! Something has happened with Scotts Patch Master Tall Fescue Mix Lawn Repair Mix. It has now become a very poor product.

                                                                         
                                                                        1.0

                                                                        does not work

                                                                        By Matlock

                                                                        from Columbia, MO, USA

                                                                        Pros

                                                                          Cons

                                                                          • Didn't work as expected

                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                            Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

                                                                            This product does not work. I would stick to using seed and straw for patching.

                                                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                             
                                                                            1.0

                                                                            Scotts PatchMaster Tall Fescue Mix does not work!

                                                                            By ScottsReviewer

                                                                            from Undisclosed

                                                                            Pros

                                                                              Cons

                                                                              • Didn't work as expected

                                                                              Best Uses

                                                                                Comments about Scotts 5 Lbs Patchmaster Tall Fescue (14970):

                                                                                This product does not work. The seed does not germinate in the recycled newspaper. With all of the negative reviews of this product not producing any results, Scotts has to know there is an issue, but continues to keep the product on the market. Unfortunately, I only saw the reviews after I purchased the product, applied the seed, and had a bare spot full of shredded newspaper instead of grass. I followed the directions; removed the dead grass, amended the soil, evenly spread to less than 1/2" depth, frequent light daily waterings for 14 days and... nothing. Not one blade of grass. To spend the time required to prepare the area and water for 14 days only to have a product completely fail is very frustrating. This product is worthless.

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