Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346)

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  • Sub Brand: Turf Builder
  • Product Type: Grass Seed
  • Grass Type: Tall Fescue
  • Package Size: 7 lb.
  • Coverage Area: 1750 sq. ft.
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes
  • Sunlight Required: Sun and Shade


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Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346)
 
4.3

(based on 118 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (76)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (89)
  • Effective (76)
  • Good directions (48)
  • High quality (36)
  • Good price / value (31)

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected (18)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Grows well in hot, dry cental Ohio summer

I've been using the Tall Fescue Mix to repair bare spots and to overseed my 20 year old blue grass lawn since the spring of 2010. The mix germinates rapidly and once established provides...Read complete review

I've been using the Tall Fescue Mix to repair bare spots and to overseed my 20 year old blue grass lawn since the spring of 2010. The mix germinates rapidly and once established provides a green lawn even during the hot central Ohio summers without additional watering. Although the tall fescue grass blades are courser in appearance than the blue grass, the fescue seems to blend in well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Inconsistent Quality

I have rated the Turf Builder® Tall Fescue Mix 2-star because of the inconsistency of the product and the resulting problems it causes the consumer. Last year I reviewed this grass seed...Read complete review

I have rated the Turf Builder® Tall Fescue Mix 2-star because of the inconsistency of the product and the resulting problems it causes the consumer. Last year I reviewed this grass seed giving it a 5-star rating with the view that it was the best grass seed that I had used. What happened this year? I began re-seeding several patches where unwanted Bermuda grass had invaded. I still had a small amount of the grass seed from last year. I then began planting using up this bag and then continuing with a bag purchased this year. The area where last year’s seed was used had grass seed germinating within a week whereas the area with the new seed showed only a few blades of grass after 17 days. I noticed that the bag that I had purchased this year had an out-of-date sell-by date so I returned it for a fresh bag thinking that was the problem. In calling Scott’s help line, the assistant did not think that it would cause the kind of problem that I was having. I replanted all the areas that I had planted with grass seed from this year. After about 21/2 weeks, I had only marginally improved germination - and nowhere near what would be needed to be acceptable. By this time, I was becoming frustrated and annoyed because the optimum time for seeding fescue grass was rapidly disappearing. I noticed with the bag from last year that the seed covering was smooth. The seed covering for the two bags that I purchased this year was rough. I decided to try one more time because of my great success last year. Upon opening the third bag for this year, I noticed that the seed covering was smooth, so I was hopeful. Just to be sure that I was not doing something wrong, I replanted one area with seed from bag 2 and another area from bag 3. After one week, the seed from bag three germinated as thickly as one would expect. The area from bag 2 shows no sign of germination. Since there was a correlation between the outer surface of the seed and its ability to germinate, I hypothesize that the manufacturing process is not consistent, and that the rough water-smart coating covering the seeds prevented them from germinating. Since the non-germinating seed resulted in a considerable duplication of my time and a waste of water, I can no longer recommend this product. If you are lucky, and think that you will pick a good bag, then it should be fine. Just be aware, if you do not, you will likely become frustrated.

Reviewed by 118 customers

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

This product did not work at all.

By Shawn2001

from Southern California, CA, USA

Pros

    Cons

    • Didn't work as expected
    • waste of time and money

    Best Uses

      Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

      I am in Sunny Southern California. One of the easiest location for growing grass. Mild spring, some Rain, sunny days with temperatures around 65 to 75. Purchased two 7lb bags from low's and spent many hours preparing the soil as instructed for reseeding. Made sure the ground stay moist, and everything else. However, It has been more than a month and not a single seed germinated. After a month, the top spread is gone, and I am looking at a bunch of blue little dead seeds everywhere. It was a waste of time and money. Never again would purchasing any of the Scott’s Crab.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      This product didn't work as expected

      By Greenskeeper

      from Lexington, NC, USA

      Pros

      • Good Directions

      Cons

      • Didn't work as expected

      Best Uses

        Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

        I was tired of using other grass seed and decided to go with what I thought was a high quality seed, so I bought the Scotts products. 9 bags of seed and starter fertilizer for a very large lawn. Most of the product didn't germinate, although many broadleaf weeds did. Yard preparation was in accordance with the Scotts website. After 30 days of very little activity, I went back to the store where I purchased the product to find out that the product had expired 6 months before it was purchased. I was told to write Scotts. I believe that the product will work if not expired, I think I got a bad deal. A product rep should be checking the product for expiration.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simply The Best

        By biggie

        from Park forest ,Ill

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

            I thought the seed grew quickly without me watering very much.It filled in the spot very nicely. (This review was submitted as a sweepstakes entry or is a review of free product.)

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The Watersmart Coating is Great!

            By Trishweekendwarrior

            from New Paltz, NY

            Pros

            • easy to see how thick seed is spread.
            • Easy to Use
            • Effective
            • Good Directions
            • keeps loss to birds down
            • Quality
            • Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                I love this product for patching problem areas. I work full time so watering 2-3 times a day is a problem. the coating eliminates that worry. I have also found that the coating fools the Birds and my seed isn't eaten up by our feathered friends. The turquoise colored coating also helps me to see just how much seed I have spread and fill in if there are areas I didn't do an even job of spreading. I tell all my friends and family about my good results.

                 
                5.0

                It's a great product

                By Maryawais

                from New Jersey USA

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Effective
                • Good Directions
                • Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                    Great product, price is right n it does wonders if u follow directions

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Grass Seed that struggles to grow

                    By NateDogg123

                    from Undisclosed

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                    • Didn't work as expected

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                      Overall, the grass seed was poor. I prepped the soil, planted and watered according to the instructions. The seed really struggled to grow. Only a small portion sprouted and most did not make it long-term.

                       
                      4.0

                      Great quality... easy to apply

                      By General

                      from Tulare, CA 93274, USA

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Effective
                      • Good Directions
                      • Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                          Good product easy to apply at any time of the year. Great for starting or reseeding. Product helps keep week down while grass is growing. Grows in all weather conditions. Scott has great products.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Did the job

                          By raindrop

                          from Undisclosed

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Effective
                          • Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                              We recently bought our house #4, The lawn was in poor shape. We used this product on areas that we deemed too big to use the patch work solution and needed alot of reseeding. It sprouted quickly, and soon the sparse lawn looked thick and full again. Thank you Scotts

                               
                              5.0

                              Scotts grass seed

                              By vick

                              from greendale, wi

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Effective
                              • Quality

                              Cons

                              • expensive

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                I've used other brands of grass seed and have had the best success with Scotts. It's easy to use, not messy, and sprouts well.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Very poor germination despite costly watering

                                By captpete01

                                from Port Angeles, WA

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Didn't work as expected

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                    Very poor germination despite costly watering and time spent. I ended up using a cheap generic seed and had better germination. How could this happen?

                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Beautiful lawn

                                    By Geristl

                                    from St. Louis, MO, USA

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Directions
                                    • Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                        Product works well. Had a tree removed which left a very large whole in my yard. Filled with dirt and bought this product and the grass filled in so beautifully my neighbors were asking what did I use. I am a happy person.

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        What you expect from Scotts

                                        By Matt25

                                        from Minnesota, USA

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Effective
                                        • Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                            A good grass seed that germinated and stayed all summer, there were a few patches that needed reseeding but overall, I was satisfied with the results. I'm not 100% sure it saved any water, last summer was a decent summer for rain fall.

                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Amazing!

                                            By Pat1023

                                            from West Milford, NJ, USA

                                            Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                            Love the whole line of Scotts products. My lawn looks as good as my neighbors, finally! Some (me) says it looks even better. Highly recommend.

                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            planted it last fall and am excited about this spring. looking forward to a tougher grass.

                                            By beardog

                                            from NE ohio

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                                Just put it down last fall and had good germination, waiting for spring!

                                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Scotts is a Great Supplier of Gardening supplies!

                                                By sharkchomp

                                                from San Leandro, CA, USA

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy to Use

                                                Cons

                                                • Messy

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                                  I live in an apartment so I'm unable to use this product but have known families who have and I've heard of its ease of use and quality yards it creates. I would recommend this to my friends.

                                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Great results!

                                                  By Elroy

                                                  from Undisclosed

                                                  Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                                  We want to publish your review, so please: keep your review focused on the product avoid writing about customer service; contact us instead if you have issues requiring immediate attention refrain from mentioning competitors or the specific price you paid for the product do not include any personally identifiable information, such as full names (This review was submitted as a sweepstakes entry or is a review of free product.)

                                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Good seed mix

                                                  By JasonJ

                                                  from Egg Harbor Township, NJ, USA

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy to Use
                                                  • Effective

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                                      I had good results with this product. Used for some new areas and to overseed as well and my grass is looking as healthy as ever!

                                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      I used this product with a lot of doubt that it would actually work. To my surprise the grass grew so quickly without much help from me.

                                                      By mattconyers2000

                                                      from Columbia, MO

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy to Use
                                                      • Effective
                                                      • Good Directions
                                                      • Quality
                                                      • Value

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                                          The grass grew in with little help. I live a very busy life and forgot to water it properly but to my surprise the grass was beautiful, luscious, and green. That part of my yard is the envy of the rest of my lawn.

                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          Excellet grass mix.

                                                          By green521

                                                          from Springfield Township, NJ, USA

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy to Use
                                                          • Effective
                                                          • Quality

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                                              I used Scotts Turf Builder tall fescue this past spring to cover an are approximately 20x 15 feet. Within a week the grass was growing. By three weeks the entire area was covered and dense. Great product.

                                                               
                                                              5.0

                                                              Looks good

                                                              By Ray11

                                                              from Las Vegas, NV, USA

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Easy to Use
                                                              • Effective

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                                                  . Blends very nice. Good grower in tough areas looks great

                                                                   
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  No more bald spots!

                                                                  By Zeus2Yard

                                                                  from Baltimore, MD, USA

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Easy to Use
                                                                  • Effective
                                                                  • Good Directions
                                                                  • Quality
                                                                  • Value

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                      Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                                                      i use Scotts water smart in an area where it was really shaded and bald Because of a Japanese Maple that's there. I used scots water smart in spring and fall And our yard has filled in beautifully. You would have never known there was nothing but dirt in that area. The grass is a lush green and looks healthy and full. I would seed whe I knew we would have a heavy rain or a few days of rain and it worked really good.

                                                                       
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      Use it every fall.

                                                                      By Dan1979

                                                                      from Maryland

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • Effective

                                                                      Cons

                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                          Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                                                          I use this every fall and it always comes up in the spring.

                                                                           
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          product is easy to use

                                                                          By jeannie824

                                                                          from morgantown wv

                                                                          Pros

                                                                          • Easy to Use

                                                                          Cons

                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                              Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                                                              Scotts® Turf Builder® Grass Seed Tall Fescue Mix is so easy to use anyone can get grass growing in a bare spot in their yard with no specialty tools needed.

                                                                               
                                                                              3.0

                                                                              Easy to use

                                                                              By Gerritt71

                                                                              from Kalamazoo MI

                                                                              Pros

                                                                              • Easy to Use

                                                                              Cons

                                                                              • Didn't work as expected

                                                                              Best Uses

                                                                                Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                                                                It's a simple solution if you don't want a lot of weeds.

                                                                                 
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                Easy to use!

                                                                                By Farmgirl59

                                                                                from Marshall, MO

                                                                                Pros

                                                                                • Easy to Use

                                                                                Cons

                                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                                    Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                                                                    This came up well, even though I didn't always remember to water daily. It was easy to use, too. I planted in the spring and the grass still looked good in the fall.

                                                                                     
                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    This product worked well

                                                                                    By Dave224

                                                                                    from Dubois,Pa

                                                                                    Pros

                                                                                    • Effective
                                                                                    • Good Directions
                                                                                    • Quality

                                                                                    Cons

                                                                                    • pricey

                                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                                      Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                                                                      Alittle pricey but its worth it...................::.

                                                                                       
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      Miracle

                                                                                      By ArshakScott

                                                                                      from Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567, USA

                                                                                      Pros

                                                                                      • Easy to Use

                                                                                      Cons

                                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                                          Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                                                                          This product is very good for lawn. Price is very reasonable

                                                                                           
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          PRODUCT IS FANTASTIC

                                                                                          By TOMEEDOG

                                                                                          from Indianapolis, IN

                                                                                          Pros

                                                                                          • Easy to Use
                                                                                          • Effective
                                                                                          • Quality
                                                                                          • Value

                                                                                          Cons

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                                                                                              Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                                                                              This Tall Fescue mix grows steadily and with proper watering will be the finest lawn in the neighborhood. From a general person usage - I see a fantastic return on investment as the seeds grow where you plant them and fill in areas quickly....

                                                                                               
                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              Scotts Turb builder Grass seed is a quality product

                                                                                              By golfisfun48

                                                                                              from Bellevue, WA, USA

                                                                                              Pros

                                                                                              • Easy to Use
                                                                                              • Effective
                                                                                              • Good Directions
                                                                                              • grows well
                                                                                              • Quality
                                                                                              • Value

                                                                                              Cons

                                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                                  Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                                                                                  I am a Scotts fan anyway and this product is another in their line of quality product. In the wet coast, this product is doing very well in my lawn.

                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  Worth the money

                                                                                                  By Mdiaz

                                                                                                  from Holcomb, KS, USA

                                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                                  • Easy to Use
                                                                                                  • Effective
                                                                                                  • Quality
                                                                                                  • very little water needed and no mulch needed.

                                                                                                  Cons

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                                                                                                      Comments about Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346):

                                                                                                      Had tried other grass seed in the past to spot patch and I kept getting no results at all, some other seeds were not as clean and got weeds growing instead. Also the water aid added to the seed repels birds from eating it which is a plus. Kow my cat hates me because I took away his daily buffet. But my yard looks good and is helps a lot in yellow areas were pets dry the grass. Excellent product and highly recommended.

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