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Scotts Compliment - The grass is greener on the other side

Review by 143061 on 2011-05-22
For whatever reason, UFO related or not, our lawn/grass developed a few bare patches. Not really wanting to by a roll of sod, we decided to shop the local home improvement stores to see what they had to offer.

We came across a product from Scotts, called Patchmaster. If memory serves correctly, it was around $20. We decided to roll the landscaping dice and give it a whirl.

We got home, read the directions, and proceeded to spread the material. It cast a shadow of doubt, since it resembled the floormat material underneath carpets...that bluish insulation looking material. My wife and I looked at each other and shrugged our shoulders saying, "Oh well, its only $20 if it don't work out".

Well I must admit, my skepticism was proved wrong. Low and behold, grass is actually starting to grow in on those patches. This has turned out to be a very effective product, and we plan on buying more in case the neighbor's dog gets loose, the nephews and nieces go digging with spoons, or the UFO's come back to complete their crop circles. I definitely give it a green thumbs up!
Comments:12 Replies - Latest reply on 2011-06-06
Posted by Alain on 2011-05-22:
Good info, DIRM. My neighbor uses Scotts and it's worked very well. I'm borrowing what he has left and using it on our yard.
Posted by trmn8r on 2011-05-22:
Interesting concept. I wonder if the mat is to keep moisture in.

Good review.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-22:
Hope the photo size doesn't upset certain members, but that's the best I could do on my cellphone:)
Posted by Ytropious on 2011-05-22:
Interesting. I don't have a problem with bald patches, our problem is weeds.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-22:
We have grass in the backyard only. Last year, we re-sodded the lawn and it looked beautiful. Now, Molly digs up the grass so we don't even bother making it look pretty anymore
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-05-22:
I wouldn't mess with those crop circles. Ever see "Signs"?
Posted by momsey on 2011-05-23:
I've used this stuff. It does work!
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-23:
Ha! I also thought that it looked like the matting under the carpet. It works great.
Posted by ok4now on 2011-05-24:
I recently tried a similar Scott's product called EZ Seed. Comes in a real fancy gold embroidered bag. "Guaranteed To Work" or your money back. A ten pound bag costs $30 bucks. It consists of fertilizer, mulch and grass seed. I followed the instructions exactly. This product was used on the grass area between my sidewalk and curb, covering 265 feet. I faithfully watered it the first 5 days then it rained for the next 7 days. The results were horrible. After almost 3 weeks now there is some fine baby grass growing with no density. Part of the problem is there is too little grass seed in the bag. Mostly fertilizer & mulch. I saved the receipt which I will mail to Scott's for my money back.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-05-28:
How did I miss this review?
I've often seen those little blue thing-a-ma-jigs on grass...never really knew what it was, looked like blue moss growing.

Great review!
Posted by Xavier on 2011-05-31:
I surprised those little buggers one night making ugly burn marks on my backyard lawn. A went after them with a garden hose and a steel hoe. They kind of liked the water spray but took offense at the swinging hoe. One grabbed me by the ankle and tried to drag me into their vehicle. I still had the hose in my hand and the door couldn't close. When they tried to reopen it, I let loose with a full jet spray into their control panel. That they did not like at all. With a quick backward summersault, I was out of there and watched them sputter and stall but eventually moved away and out of sight.

Those damn gypsy landscapers are nothing but trouble!! Stick with the Scotts.
Posted by Veronica on 2011-06-06:
Bought patch master... hate it! It has discolored the grass around the bare patches. Everywhere we have put patch master has a bluish-green tinge around it. It looks awful !

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