Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346)

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  • 7 pounds
  • Bred in the south to thrive in harsh summer conditions
  • Resists heat, drought, insects and disease
  • Thrives in sun, shade and high traffic areas


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Scotts® Turbo Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed (18346)
 
4.0

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    (0)

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    (2)

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    (1)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (7)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Value (5)
  • Quality (3)

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected (3)

Best Uses

    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.

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    5.0

    Worth it

    By WesSum

    from Kentucky, USA

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Effective
    • value

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Put this stuff out last fall. It's been almost a year so i feel i can give fair assessment. It has really held up well. 3kids, always in the yard, birthday parties, etc. I'm very pleased. Grass grows with very rich, green color. Like i said, worth it.

         
        5.0

        works good

        By ericsballew

        from OKC

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Effective
        • value

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            We have a fully shaded yard that we have to overseed w/ fescue at least 1-2x per year. This stuff works just as good as the stuff from the local seed store that costs more $$. Sprouts usually start coming up within a 4-5 days and it says alive in the Oklahoma heat as long as you give it enough to drink

             
            5.0

            It Really Works

            By NathalieDea

            from Glasgow, KY, USA

            Pros

            • Effective

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                When we moved into our house we found that the previous owners had not done much with the yard. We had a chemical put on our lawn, but it didn't seem to get much better. Part of the problem is that the north and east sides of the house get a lot of shade and the west and south sides get a lot of sun. In addition, our house is at the bottom of a hill and any time there is rain, the rain runs down our side yard on the north side and washes away what we have put down. Once we got Scotts' Lawn Service, they applied their Turf Builder along with aerating the soil. The yard really improved and now we have grass all over our side yard.

                 
                5.0

                patchy lawn

                By PaulMcL

                from Union City, GA, USA

                Pros

                • Easy to use
                • Effective
                • Quality

                Cons

                • Problem with label

                Best Uses

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

                  after tilling my yard I planted turf builder tall fescue and within a few weeks I was amazed at how well my yard looked. I would highly recommend this seed to everyone wanting a great looking lawn

                   
                  1.0

                  This product does not grow

                  By Chucks

                  from Decatur, IL

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Didn't work as expected
                    • doesn't grow

                    Best Uses

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

                      I tilled the ground and sowed the seed and raked it in. I kept it watered every day except when it rained. I purchased 3 20 pound bags and wasted a lot of money and time. I even tried resowing the seed but had the same results no or very little grass after 28 days. Ended up buying a different brand and had new grass in 6 days. I have purchased Scotts products for over 50 years and this is the worst I have ever purchased.

                       
                      2.0

                      5% Germination after 14 Days

                      By Medmo

                      from Undisclosed

                      Pros

                      • Good directions

                      Cons

                      • Didn't work as expected

                      Best Uses

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

                        I watered this product very diligently and still only saw about 5% sprout after Day 14. We also received good rain and one snow during those two weeks, so the seeds were adequately moist. I do have a sun and shade mix where I planted, but even in sunny areas I did not have good results.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Inconsistent Quality

                        By BarBQLvr

                        from Raleigh, NC, USA

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Didn't work as expected
                          • Inconsistent quality
                          • Poor germination

                          Best Uses

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

                            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.

                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Grows well in hot, dry cental Ohio summer

                            By Anonymous

                            from Gahanna, OH, USA

                            Pros

                            • Effective
                            • Quality
                            • value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                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.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great product!

                                By jbaldesweiler

                                from East Brunswick, NJ, USA

                                Pros

                                • Easy to use
                                • Effective
                                • value

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    I purchased this grass seed approx. one month ago and the results are great. The grass is growing strong and is quite lush and thick. Thank you!

                                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    very quick results

                                    By jpcrichie

                                    from MD

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                        I had a few bare spots in my front lawn and used this product and within 3-4 days with a little rain my spots were filling in. I reccomend this product for the area I live in Maryland.

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