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[Walmart] Scotts Grass Seed 50%off ymmv

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EVERYONE IN THIS THREAD in Southern Ontario, don't forget we may see 40-60mm of rain by the end of Thursday September 23. Unless your lawn is very flat, save your seeding efforts until after the rain, to minimize wash-away.
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This is a good deal, but as a lawn-head I'm gonna give my feedback on Scott's seeds - it's bad.

There is a whole bunch of random shit that grows instead of what should grow. I thought I'm doing something wrong, but then I started buying Golfgreen and the difference is night and day.

/Edit removed a false statement as I forgot that not everyone lives where I live Smirking Face
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IsraSoldier wrote: This is a good deal, but as a lawn-head I'm gonna give my feedback on Scott's seeds - it's bad.

There is a whole bunch of random shit that grows instead of what should grow. I thought I'm doing something wrong, but then I started buying Golfgreen and the difference is night and day.

Another tip - the seeds won't germinate in these temperatures, so this is a purchase for next year.
odd tip considering the various temperatures across the country.
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IsraSoldier wrote: This is a good deal, but as a lawn-head I'm gonna give my feedback on Scott's seeds - it's bad.

There is a whole bunch of random shit that grows instead of what should grow. I thought I'm doing something wrong, but then I started buying Golfgreen and the difference is night and day.

Another tip - the seeds won't germinate in these temperatures, so this is a purchase for next year.
I thought September and April were the best months for reseeding etc ?
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IsraSoldier wrote: This is a good deal, but as a lawn-head I'm gonna give my feedback on Scott's seeds - it's bad.

There is a whole bunch of random shit that grows instead of what should grow. I thought I'm doing something wrong, but then I started buying Golfgreen and the difference is night and day.

Another tip - the seeds won't germinate in these temperatures, so this is a purchase for next year.
this time of year is better than summer for grass to grow... spring and fall are the best times
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fizz1234 wrote: I thought September and April were the best months for reseeding etc ?
Grass will grow really well right around now if you seed
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Yep, with the rain in southern Ontario right now and cool nights my sod and seed has been doing very well
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I'm in Toronto and these 2 weeks were perfect. Lots of Rain and temperature in high teen and low 20s
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IsraSoldier wrote: ... as a lawn-head ....

... the seeds won't germinate in these temperatures, so this is a purchase for next year...
What? Please tell me you live in Alberta or something.
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IsraSoldier wrote: This is a good deal, but as a lawn-head I'm gonna give my feedback on Scott's seeds - it's bad.

There is a whole bunch of random shit that grows instead of what should grow. I thought I'm doing something wrong, but then I started buying Golfgreen and the difference is night and day.

Another tip - the seeds won't germinate in these temperatures, so this is a purchase for next year.

You're a lawn head but you don't know the fall is the best time to plant grass?

You've got to be kidding me.

Literally any lawn head would plant/ over seed in the fall.
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IsraSoldier wrote: This is a good deal, but as a lawn-head I'm gonna give my feedback on Scott's seeds - it's bad.

There is a whole bunch of random shit that grows instead of what should grow. I thought I'm doing something wrong, but then I started buying Golfgreen and the difference is night and day.

Another tip - the seeds won't germinate in these temperatures, so this is a purchase for next year.
any good suggestions for large bags of lawn fertilizer for fall?
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Ontario, best time to plant is now... Last September I covered my entire lawn with top soil to level it off and seeded with grass seeds. Grass grew back in 7 days, by 14 days, fresh new lawn. Keep in mind you will need to keep the lawn moist through-out the day. Let it dry out, the grass seeds won't germinate.
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Yup, this should be a good time for seeding, in southern Ontario at least. I laid out some seeds only about 7-8 days ago and the grass has already sprouted about 1.5 inches
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IsraSoldier wrote: This is a good deal, but as a lawn-head I'm gonna give my feedback on Scott's seeds - it's bad.

There is a whole bunch of random shit that grows instead of what should grow. I thought I'm doing something wrong, but then I started buying Golfgreen and the difference is night and day.

Another tip - the seeds won't germinate in these temperatures, so this is a purchase for next year.
I'm growing Scotts grass at the moment in Ottawa. It seems to be coming in well, and it's September. So ymmv I guess on your grass growing luck.
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I thought buying a higher mix of KBG is the way to go.
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IsraSoldier wrote: This is a good deal, but as a lawn-head I'm gonna give my feedback on Scott's seeds - it's bad.

There is a whole bunch of random shit that grows instead of what should grow. I thought I'm doing something wrong, but then I started buying Golfgreen and the difference is night and day.

/Edit removed a false statement as I forgot that not everyone lives where I live Smirking Face
I agree I'm in Vancouver bought a $50 bag at Costco blanketed the area twice and it grew 5% grass 40% other crap and 55% nothing!
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cn_habs wrote: I thought buying a higher mix of KBG is the way to go.
KBG doesn't do well in the shade, so really depends on your lawn.
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fable wrote: I agree I'm in Vancouver bought a $50 bag at Costco blanketed the area twice and it grew 5% grass 40% other crap and 55% nothing!
They won't sell you seeds with other crap.. So the other stuff that grew likely took over during the process, since I presume you cut the grass short (~1-1.5") before overseeding, which allows the weeds/other stuff to grow through the grass. 55% nothing just means you either applied too heavily and it didn't germinate, didn't water enough, or didn't cut the lawn short enough to allow the seeds to hit soil level (and allow sunlight to hit the seeds).

Either way, Scotts is mediocre, and you're better off spending money on quality seeds if you care about results. However, to say Scotts is selling you non-grass seed (ie weeds) is a little aggressive. They can linger under the surface for a long time, and will take over exceptionally quickly once they're given the opportunity (ie stressing your lawn prepping for the overseed).

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