Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225)

Item no: 7206295 | 032247182256
$15.99
160  Estimated 
-+



FREE Store Pickup! Find my Ace. (details)
to-done LIST
?

at Your Local Ace

This item can be purchased on-line, however, due to shipping restrictions, ITEM PICKUP IS ONLY AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL ACE STORE.

STORE AVAILABILITY: Your neighborhood Ace stocks thousands of products in the quantities you need. Check with your local Ace for availability. (find your local Ace)
  • Sub Brand: Turf Builder
  • Grass Type: Sun and Shade Mix
  • Sunlight Required: Medium/Heavy Shade
  • Product Type: Grass Seed
  • Package Size: 3 lb.
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes
  • Coverage Area: New Lawn - 600; Reseeding - 1,200 sq. ft.


This item can be purchased on-line, however, due to shipping restrictions, ITEM PICKUP IS ONLY AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL ACE STORE.

30-Day Return Guarantee

We want you to be fully satisfied with every item that you purchase from www.acehardware.com. If you are not satisfied with an item that you have purchased (excluding Gift Cards and gas-powered outdoor equipment*), you may return the item up to thirty days after the original purchase date to receive a store credit (less shipping, handling and other charges). We recommend that you make returns of online purchases to an Ace retail store near you which will issue your store credit. If you do not have an Ace retail store near you, please contact a Customer Service Specialist by calling 1-866-290-5334 for complete return instructions. Please refer to our Return Instructions for more information about returning a purchase.

The item must be returned in good condition, in original boxes (whenever possible), and with all paperwork, parts and accessories to insure full credit. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer directly.

*Gas-Powered Outdoor Equipment cannot be returned once gas or oil has been put in it, even if the Equipment has been drained of these materials.

What people are saying

sort by:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225)
 
4.0

(based on 868 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (509)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (165)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (139)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (621)
  • Effective (520)
  • Quality (369)
  • Good directions (367)
  • Good price / value (173)

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected (192)
  • Pricey / poor value (10)
  • Bad odor (6)
  • Expensive (6)
  • Messy (6)

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great results

I used Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun & Shade Mix to reseed my lawn in the fall of 2015. The seed germinated within the given time table. It filled in bare spots...Read complete review

I used Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun & Shade Mix to reseed my lawn in the fall of 2015. The seed germinated within the given time table. It filled in bare spots and all other areas of my lawn. I received excellent support from the online "Help Center" at the Scotts web site. For over forty years, Scotts' products, spreaders, fertilizer, grass seed, lawn produces, and support have met or exceeded my expectations.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

3 applications and plenty of water and very spotty results

I have seeded approx 700 sq feet of my yard on 3 separate occasions over the last 6 weeks. The area has 6" of fresh organic top soil and the seed was...Read complete review

I have seeded approx 700 sq feet of my yard on 3 separate occasions over the last 6 weeks. The area has 6" of fresh organic top soil and the seed was raked in on the first 2 seedings. In the third application, seed was covered with a coating of about 1/2" of peat moss. Area was watered 1 to 2 times per day throughout. total seed used was one 20lb bag on first application and one 7 lb bag for each of the next 2. Thats far more seed than i should need for 700 sq feet. Grass is growing in sporadic clumps very unevenly and there is still about 40-50% bare ground. There are as many weeds growing now as grass. I can not recommend this product at all. i feel that i have given it a more than fair attempt.

Reviewed by 868 customers

Displaying reviews 1-30

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
1.0

Did not germinate

By Sandra92

from metro Detroit, Michigan

Pros

    Cons

    • Didn't work as expected

    Best Uses

      Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

      I am very disappointed in this product. Perhaps 2016 was a bad batch, you don't seem to have many good recent reviews. My situation offers a comparison with no-name brand, un-coated grass seeds under the same growing conditions. I had a 7-foot apron around a new patio that needed seeding. The patio installer had thrown down some poor quality top soil, aforementioned plain grass seed and straw over it all in August. I diligently kept the soil moist and within 3 days had grass. I still had some patches (about 10%) that were bare, so bought this product and premium top soil (Scott's brand) to seed them. As before, I kept the soil moist. However 8 days later and there are only a few spots with 5 or less thin blades of grass coming through. Because of my experience I am forming the opinion that though the blue coating makes it easy for one to see the grass seed as it is applied, it makes it more difficult for them to germinate. I will not be buying this product again.

       
      1.0

      Sun and Shade mix fail

      By Lansing

      from Lansing, MI

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Didn't work as expected

      Best Uses

        Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

        Ordered this product with high hopes to reseed my lawn and to fill in several bare spots. This product did not hold up it's end of the bargain. Raked the entire yard before and after seeding and have been giving proper amounts of water daily. Without question, over 80% of the seeds have not produced and it's been 3 weeks already, thousands of blue grass seeds are still visible. Absolute waste of my $100 for the 40# bag. Used an off brand seed right after and those seedlings are taking off. Off brand was half the price but twice the product.

         
        1.0

        Did not result in any grass!

        By clcasey70

        from Charlton, NY

        Pros

          Cons

          • Didn't work as expected

          Best Uses

            Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

            I live in upstate NY. I have always been able to grow grass by following the directions and providing the right conditions. I first applied this product in April with not a single patch of grass growing after three weeks watering. Soil was top soil mixed with soil from surrounding grass. Seeds were lightly raked into soil. Temps were in the "growing" range. Tried again in May and in June to no avail. No new grass in any areas where planted. Just blue seeds resting on the lawn. I would not recommend this product.

             
            3.0

            Almost satisfied

            By Chris16

            from Medford, NY, USA

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • flimsy grass

            Best Uses

              Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

              I did my research and prepped my yard, using Scott's starter top soil, applied the seed according to the label and added Scott's new grass starter food. The seed germinated but is rather patchy in some areas, also the grass is very flimsy and lays flat is stepped on. My biggest complaint would be that no matter what time of the day, even when the grass is completely dry, there is flat tire marks after mowing. The grass seems to just stay that way until the next mowing.

               
              1.0

              This product did not perform

              By jim72

              from Merrimack, NH

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Directions

              Cons

              • Didn't work as expected

              Best Uses

                Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                I have used this grass seed for the last five years and have had great success with it. This year I built a drainage system and seeded over it and mixed with Scotts fertilized garden soil. I also seeded several bare spots on my lawn and when nothing appeared after three weeks I bought another bag and additional soil. It has now been an additional three weeks and I have about 40% germination. Typically the grass appears after 7-10 days. I will now have to wait until fall to sod or try a new product brand and hope for better results. I'm very disappointed because of all the work I put into my lawn.

                 
                3.0

                Love the grass... takes far more than they recommend

                By Neozyne

                from Detroit, MI

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Quality

                Cons

                • takes tons more seed than recommended

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                  I love the color and depth of the grass. It's plush and our back yard is beautiful with a catch. However, it says a 40lb bag covers 8000sqft from a fresh build. I've used probably 120lbs on my small yard (1200 sqft) over a couple of months and it's still not as thick as you'd expect with that amount of seed. My buddy who I recommended to use this seed has had the same pros and cons. I think just 80% of the seed is bad but the 20% is great.

                   
                  1.0

                  Weeds and patches

                  By AntonioS

                  from Hillside, NJ, USA

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Didn't work as expected

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                      I cut my sod, put down topsoil, and spread Scotts Sun and Shade. 3 days later i started seeing weeds. Couldn't figure it out. 2 weeks later i have more weeds than grass. There's some bald spots so I put down more Scotts Sun and Shade. Now i know where my weeds (by the foxtail) came from. 3 days later new weeds growing. My yard looks horrible, and I'm stuck with it now until the fall

                       
                      1.0

                      completely unsatisfied with scotts product

                      By steve2824

                      from massachusetts

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Didn't work as expected

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                          I purchased a house in northeast ma a year ago that had spotty areas of dead grass. I treated the lawn immediately with scotts grub control and also added lime. Twice a year i add lime no other treatments. Fast forward a year later i wanted to grow grass in the dead areas in my front lawn that has morning sun and afternoon shade. I tried to grow grass in 2 separate areas. The 1st was the 2nd week in may and the 2nd area was the 2nd week in june. 1st area, Raked out the dead grass added some loom and a top layer of scotts turf builder lawn soil then placed the scotts turf builder grass seed sun and shade mix on top. I followed the direction thoroughly. Watered the area as directed. Even checked the soil for moisture each morning 1 inch down to ensure it was receiving enough water. A few blades of grass sporadically grew and about 90% of the treated area had no grass. It is now june 21st so the 1st area is a complete failure. Now during may there was a few nights that got close to the minimum temperature requirement per stated on the bag so i gave scotts the benefit of the doubt. Now to the 2nd area treated. Treated 1st week in june, temperatures are now optimum with the stated requirements. This time i treated half the 2nd area with just plain loom and the other half with loom and the last bag of scotts turf builder lawn soil followed by the seed.i have been watering the seed as required and not one blade of grass has come up. I am going to give it another week. My brother in law seeded his entire back yard with a top competitors brand a few weeks ago and he has full grass coming up. I will be trying the brand he used this fall. I am completely dissapointed with the scotts product. I am out 3 bags of scotts turf builder lawns soil and additional loom i purchased. Scotts has lost a customer here. I didnt keep my receipt so ill be bringing the opened bag of grass seed back to the store and will demand a credit be placed back on my credit card.

                           
                          5.0

                          Great product without needing the techs to come out and over treat my lawn.

                          By Dwright

                          from New Castle, DE 19720, USA

                          Pros

                          • Quality

                          Cons

                          • Bad Odor

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                            This is great product that has really enhance the look of my lawn. I live on the corner therefore it is imperative that my lawn look attractive.

                             
                            1.0

                            Purchased product to do some reseeding of my lawn

                            By Yardman2

                            from Long Island, New York, USA

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Didn't work as expected

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                Product didn't perform as I expected. had to reseed lawn 3 times before seeing results. before using this product I put down screened topsoil. Had the good fortune of putting down during a rainy week. Also utilized my in ground sprinklers. The only thing growing the first three weeks was my weeds. They were well watered. Came out side 2 days ago and FINALLY started seeing some growth after 4 weeks

                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                2.0

                                Germination rate no better than competitors.

                                By RickP

                                from Bridgewater, MA 02324, USA

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Didn't work as expected

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                    I've tried several brands for spot and overseeding and have not found Scotts to be superior. Time of application, watering, depth of seed all result in the same germination rate among companies I've used.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    I Do Not Recommend

                                    By gardenpro

                                    from southwest Ohio

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                      • absolutely no results
                                      • Didn't work as expected

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                        I purchased both a three pound bag and a 7 pound bag. After I saw no results a week after I purchased the 3 lb bag, I purchased a 7 pound bag. No germination after 5 weeks. The blue seeds are still lying on the areas I prepared to reseed. I followed directions on the bag and at this site. I watered every day that it did not rain. I've done this before over the years, but this is the first grass seed I've used that failed to produce. Absolutely no results.

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        did not grow

                                        By george60

                                        from north jersey

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Didn't work as expected

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                            airrated the lawn spred seed and watered 3 weeks nothing

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Greened right up

                                            By Sony76

                                            from MI

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                                OUR YARD WAS SO SPOTTY, AND THIS FILLED IT IN AND GREENED IT UP. BEST LOOKING YARD ON BLOCK.

                                                 
                                                1.0

                                                this product never worked

                                                By cindyh4659

                                                from Undisclosed

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Didn't work as expected

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                                    I don't know if this was a bad bag of seed or what, but my grass never came in.

                                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    This product did just what it's called

                                                    By sshowell

                                                    from Muscatine, IA 52761, USA

                                                    Pros

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

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                                        This truly is a turf builder...the grass grew in so plush and thick and very quickly with proper watering.

                                                         
                                                        4.0

                                                        Grows in most any condition

                                                        By MuchoGrassy60

                                                        from Waterford Twp, MI, USA

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Effective
                                                        • Quality
                                                        • Value

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Didn't work as expected

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                                          I used the Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun & Shade Mix in an area of my lawn that needed to be dug up. I prepped the area and seeded. Using plenty of water which I believe is the key, I soon had a great looking lawn again.

                                                           
                                                          1.0

                                                          grass didn't grow

                                                          By Ed53

                                                          from Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

                                                          Pros

                                                            Cons

                                                            • Didn't work as expected
                                                            • grass didnt grow

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                                              I purchased this see because of the scots name. I planted in 3 different location in my yard. All different soils. It has been 6 weeks, how long does it take to sprout!! What a waste of my money. I will be sending you back the remaining product.

                                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                               
                                                              1.0

                                                              Did not work for me

                                                              By GrassmaninWaltham

                                                              from Waltham, MA, USA

                                                              Pros

                                                                Cons

                                                                • Didn't work as expected

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                                                  I'm an experienced lawn gardener. Planted many a lawn. Bought a 7 lb bag of this seed and several bags of Scotts lawn soil to re-do some damaged areas of my lawn. Got close to zero germination after 3 weeks. Followed all directions, got decent temps. Nada.

                                                                   
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  works great

                                                                  By girsh

                                                                  from sayville

                                                                  Pros

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

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                      Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                                                      just keep it watered; and you'll like the results!

                                                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                       
                                                                      1.0

                                                                      Seed?

                                                                      By CF62

                                                                      from Wilmington, DE, USA

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • Easy to Use

                                                                      Cons

                                                                      • Didn't work as expected

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                        Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                                                        I put the seed down over 4 weeks ago and not one blade of new grass has shown up anywhere!

                                                                         
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        This grass seed is great. Neighbors always comment how full and pretty grass is

                                                                        By Mari

                                                                        from Moline, IL, USA

                                                                        Pros

                                                                        • Easy to Use
                                                                        • Effective
                                                                        • Quality

                                                                        Cons

                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                            Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                                                            Neighbors Have commented on how flush and thick our grass is

                                                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                             
                                                                            4.0

                                                                            This product lived up to all but one feature

                                                                            By Rick1099049

                                                                            from Mystic, CT

                                                                            Pros

                                                                            • Easy to Use

                                                                            Cons

                                                                            • Didn't work as expected

                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                              Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                                                              I purchased a 20# bag of this seed to seed a less than 5000 sq ft area. I spread the seed in two directions then used a lightly held rake to make sure the seed was covered with dirt. I then reseeded again and rolled the area that had three seedings. Used starter fertilizer, lime to the amount that was required. The area is up and has been mowed two times. There are open areas where there is NO grass, also there are more weeds than I expected. I'm just not excited about the product, I expected more.

                                                                               
                                                                              1.0

                                                                              After three weeks, none of the seed germinated.

                                                                              By Mathteach

                                                                              from Connecticut, USA

                                                                              Pros

                                                                              • Easy to Use

                                                                              Cons

                                                                              • Didn't work as expected

                                                                              Best Uses

                                                                                Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                                                                Over three weeks ago I planted Scotts Turf Builder Sun & Shade grass seed mix. To this day, none has germinated. A neighbor who planted the same product had the same results. I will send an email to Customer Service requesting a refund.

                                                                                 
                                                                                1.0

                                                                                Does not work

                                                                                By Gizmodo

                                                                                from Newjersey

                                                                                Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                                                                No results what so ever from the turf builder...cost too much to not work, is it too late to get my money back????

                                                                                 
                                                                                1.0

                                                                                Very little grown

                                                                                By Mjp42

                                                                                from Roscoe, IL, USA

                                                                                Pros

                                                                                • Good Directions

                                                                                Cons

                                                                                • Didn't work as expected

                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                  Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                                                                  Used and applied over 3 wks ago. Have followed directions to the T and very very little growth. I'm disappointed in this product. Went out and purchased another brand and am now getting small blades of new grass.

                                                                                   
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  This product works in difficult areas

                                                                                  By Pat11

                                                                                  from Stoughton, MA 02072, USA

                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                  • Easy to Use
                                                                                  • Effective
                                                                                  • Quality
                                                                                  • Value

                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                                      Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                                                                      I tried this product in a small area at the cemetery and it is working pretty well, considering we have had little rain lately.I will try it around my property this week.

                                                                                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                       
                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                      same results as others this spring. did not germinate at all.

                                                                                      By boylstonguy

                                                                                      from Boylston, MA, USA

                                                                                      Pros

                                                                                      • none

                                                                                      Cons

                                                                                      • Didn't work as expected

                                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                                        Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                                                                        What a waste! would give it 0 stars if I could. They obviously have a problem with it this year.

                                                                                         
                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        Product as stated

                                                                                        By Cris2016

                                                                                        from Berea, KY, USA

                                                                                        Pros

                                                                                        • Effective

                                                                                        Cons

                                                                                        • Messy

                                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                                          Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                                                                          Grass grew in sun and shade under our trees. Perfect!

                                                                                           
                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          Grows grass faster than most

                                                                                          By TigerWoods

                                                                                          from Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

                                                                                          Pros

                                                                                          • Easy to Use
                                                                                          • Good Directions

                                                                                          Cons

                                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                                              Comments about Scotts Turf Builder 3lb. Sun & Shade Grass Seed (18225):

                                                                                              Grew decent quality grass in about 4 weeks with little effort on my part. Just loosened soil, spread seed, and watered. Product did the rest.

                                                                                              Displaying reviews 1-30

                                                                                              Back to top

                                                                                              Previous | Next »

                                                                                              © 2016 Ace Hardware Corporation. Ace Hardware and the Ace Hardware logo are registered trademarks of Ace Hardware Corporation.
                                                                                              HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99% of hacker crime.

                                                                                              Add Item to To-Done List

                                                                                              To use this feature you must be signed-in to your account, please sign in now. If you do not have an account, please create an account to participate.

                                                                                              Ace Rewards

                                                                                              Ace Rewards is a free and rewarding membership program that lets you earn rewards with every purchase you make! Join now.