Last Updated on March 9, 2021

Scotts EZ Seed Sun & Shade Grass Seed Review

Scotts EZ Seed uses a blend of Creeping Fescue, Perennial Ryegrass, and Kentucky Bluegrass.

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  • Combination mulch, seed, and fertilizer specially designed to grow grass anywhere, including sun and...
  • Mulch: Absorbs 6x its weight in water and expands to surround the seed in a moist protective layer
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  • Fertilizer: Exclusive controlled release technology feeds seedlings to jumpstart growth and promote...

The exact breakdown is as follows:

  • 89% Oasys Mulch
  • 4% Poly-S
  • 1% GreenStar Kentucky Bluegrass
  • 0.5% Avalanche KBG
  • 2% Silver-Dollar Perennial Ryegrass
  • 0.5% Majesty 2 Perennial Ryegrass
  • 2% Wendy-Jean Creeping Red Fescue
  • 0.17 Defender Perennial Ryegrass
  • 1% Shade-Master 3 Creeping Red Fescue.

Seeds are mixed with super-compressed mulch which keeps the area moist by retaining water.

This mixture soaks up water just like a sponge and expands to create a protective moist layer around the seed.

Seeds are infused with nourishment and water, so they grow stronger roots that can survive the toughest of conditions. It’s said that this seed mix will even grow grass on the pavement!

Pros

  • Worked very well to cover up bare spots caused by pets
  • Water absorption additive works well on lawns that receive minimal watering
  • Grass grew sooner than advertised and blended perfectly with existing grass
  • Covered bare area of lawn where there was grub damage and worked like a charm
  • Grass grew during a major drought

Cons

  • Product is a mixture of seed and soil – so in some cases, it may be cheaper to use your own soil
  • Product grew well in areas of full sun but didn’t grow in as well in shaded areas

Features

  • A fine mixture of seeds, mulch, and fertilizer
  • Guaranteed to grow anywhere if subjected to proper care
  • New improved formula grows on hills and slopes and reduces wash-away of seeds
  • Mulch is super absorbent (holds approximately 6 times product weight in water) and keeps seeds from drying out and drying out
  • Ideal for densely shaded, high traffic, and sunny areas
  • Grass coloring is a deep green
  • Color of mulch changes to light brown when watering is needed
  • 100% biodegradable
  • Pet and kid-friendly when used correctly
  • Contains a “tackifier” which reduces seed wash-away on the sloped areas of the lawn

Review

To use Scotts EZ Seed – Sun and Shade, first prepare the chosen area by loosening hard soil and removing dead grass which will help tiny seedlings to root.

Apply EZ Seed so that the area is essentially covered, but the bare ground can still be seen (use half the amount of seed in thin areas). Apply only the amount recommended so seedlings will have sufficient space to access nutrients and water.

An initial thorough, deep, watering is essential.

Water the seeded area gently until seeds are completely saturated and can’t absorb any more water (this might take a few minutes). Water the area daily to keep soil surface moist up until seedlings have reached the height of 2 inches.

The best time to apply Scotts EZ Seed – Sun and Shade is during Spring or Fall because seeds germinate fastest when the daytime temperatures fall between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

The average days for germination are 5 to 30. Ten pounds of this product will cove 325 feet and 20 pounds covers 445 square feet.

Customers will experience more success with this product if they lightly till the dirt where the mixture will be laid down.

A LOT of watering is crucial!

Although recommended watering chart says once a day, watering it twice a day (unless it rains) can provide superior results. No runoff of mulch occurs so seed isn’t wasted.

Some customers in the lawn care industry add that soil must be properly treated, including using lime on the soil to get proper pH levels, thatching the area, and following watering recommendations exactly.

Thanks for Reading!

The new reformulated Scotts EZ Seed – Sun and Shade is very popular with consumers.

On Sale
Scotts EZ Seed Patch and Repair Sun and Shade - 20 lb., Combination Mulch, Seed, and Fertilizer, Repairs Bare Spots, Includes Tackifier to Reduce Seed...
  • Combination mulch, seed, and fertilizer specially designed to grow grass anywhere, including sun and...
  • Mulch: Absorbs 6x its weight in water and expands to surround the seed in a moist protective layer
  • Grass Seed: Scotts best high performance grass seed with protectant to help keep seedlings safe from...
  • Fertilizer: Exclusive controlled release technology feeds seedlings to jumpstart growth and promote...

Scotts does provide a No Quibble money back guarantee [1]. A few very dissatisfied purchasers recommended to other potential buyers that they make their own mix of soil, mulch, and seed for a lot less money.


Author: Matt Hagens

Hi, I’m Matt the owner of Obsessed Lawn. I love to be outside working on my lawn, planning my next project. I created this website to help people like you find the best products for yard care and great advice. Learn more about me and find me on Facebook.