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Scotts 1.5 cu. ft. Turf Builder Seeding Soil

The Scotts 1.5 cu. ft. Turf Builder Seeding Soil contains properties that enable efficient use of water to help protect your newly seeded lawn against the stresses of hot, dry conditions. The blend of organic ingredients, sphagnum peat moss and Scotts Starter fertilizer helps moisture retention, so grass grows thick. The soil is great when repairing bare spots and when overseeding your lawn.
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Is this product (Scotts 1.5 c.f Turf Builder Seeding Soil) weed-free?

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Sodder Man
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August 31, 2012
Model 79459750, SKU 228040
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Paul
omaha
June 1, 2013
The bags I bought contained Yellow Nutsedge, which is a highly invasive weed. Another reviewer stated he had weeds in his soil also. I feel confident that the answer to your question is NO!
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PHIROBINS
Fort Washington, MD, USA
May 19, 2013
YES its weed free however make sure you prepare the ground first.
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ScottsCustomerCare
September 1, 2012
Our soil products have been composted for several weeks to kill off harmful bacterias and most weed seed, however our soils are not sterilized.
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soil, seed and then feed ?

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T-Bug
Tampa, Fl
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February 22, 2013
I would like to overseed my lawn (back yard). It's a small area (approx 700 sq ft) and mostly sunny.
I'm confused with the steps I'm supppose to follow. Should I - #1 add soil (Turf Builder Lawn Soil), #2 add seed (Bahia is my choice) and then #3 feed (Turf Builder Starter Food) and water ?
or should it be - #1 soil, #2 feed, #3 seed and water. Which order am I to use ?
Thanks
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, Ohio
February 22, 2013
When renovating we suggest preparing the soil, first. Typically loosing the top couple of inches and mixing it in with our Turf Builder Lawn Soil. Once you have a good seed bed we suggest applying the seed; it does not need to be buried but it should remain in contact with the soil surface. After the seed you can apply the fertilizer and begin watering.
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, Ohio
February 22, 2013
When renovating we suggest preparing the soil, first. Typically loosing the top couple of inches and mixing it in with our Turf Builder Lawn Soil. Once you have a good seed bed we suggest applying the seed; it does not need to be buried but it should remain in contact with the soil surface. After the seed you can apply the fertilizer.
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Shouldn't a 1.5 cf bag cover 72 sf at a depth of 1/4"?

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tf
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September 11, 2012
The bags I bought, as well as the response from Scotts here, indicate 3 1.5 cf bags are required to cover 144 sf at a depth of 1/4", but the math doesn't seem to add up. A 1.5 cf bag should cover 18 sf at a depth of 1" and 72 sf at a depth of 1/4", which means 2 bags should cover 144 sf at a depth of 1/4".
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, Ohio
September 12, 2012
You are correct. When used for overseeding at the 1/4 inch depth, the 1.5 cubic feet bags will cover 72 square feet. Two bags should cover 144 square feet at that depth.

The previous answer seems to have been mistakenly calculated based on a 1 cubic foot bag size, and we will look for a way to correct the previous post.

We're sorry about any confusion. If your bags contain incorrect information, please contact us directly at 877-435-5160.
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Designing Woman
Atlanta, GA
September 12, 2012
Hello tf and thank you for your question.

I spoke to the Scotts Customer Service Team to get the correct coverage ratios:

The 1/4" coverage is applicable for use in flower beds. One 1.5 cf bag would cover approximately 50 square feet.

For using the Scotts Turf Builder Seeding Soil in a lawn application, it is recommended that 2 inches of soil be mixed with 2-4 inches of native soil for best results. Three (3) bags of the Seeding Soil (as mixed with native soil) will cover 24 square feet at this coverage rate.

I hope this clears up any confusion and best wishes on your project.
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can i get better results with also adding lime when i apply seed to this

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May 17, 2012
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Martin
Georgia, USA
August 29, 2012
yes you can! not only does lime help promote pH balance in you soil. it also help promotes a luscious green lawn.
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ScottsCustomerCare
May 19, 2012
You can use this product, lime and seed. However, lime should only be applied when a soil test indicates that it is needed.
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How do I keep birds from eating the seeds?

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John
Orlando, Florida
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May 31, 2012
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Martin
Georgia, USA
August 29, 2012
put straw over your seed. Not only will this stop birds from eating your seed, it will keep seed moist until it germinates.
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ScottsCustomerCare
June 1, 2012
After seeding it is a good idea to use some kind of mulch. A light dusting of peat moss or a weed free straw helps maintain the moisture level of the seed, and will also make the seed less visible to the birds. In most cases birds do not eat enough seeds to cause a noticeable difference.
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since this allready includes fertilizer can i get same results with adding some to reguler dirt mix

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May 17, 2012
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ScottsCustomerCare
May 19, 2012
It is not necessary to mix this seeding soil with any other soil. If you are adding addtional soil it should be done first.
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How much seeding soil do I need?

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Lori
Northern NJ
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April 19, 2012
I'm trying to improve my lawn, which is thin and has a lot of dirt patches. I'm planning to buy Scotts Turf Builder Kentucky Bluegrass to seed it. How much seeding soil do I need to buy for a 10,000 square foot yard? And do I need to buy a starter fertilizer as well, or is the fertilizer in the seeding soil sufficient?
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville Ohio
April 20, 2012
If you are overseeding you call apply the Scotts Seed Soil at a 1/4 inch depth. It takes 3 bags to cover every 144 square foot area when overseeding. In areas that are completely bare the product should be applied at a 1 inch depth and worked into the top 4 to 6 inches of the soil. In those areas you will need 3 bags for every 36 square feet. Measure the square footage of the bare areas and subtract from the overall square footage to determine how many bags you will need in each area. You will not need to purchase additional fertilizer when using this product.
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