grass seed on steriods?

@loved1 (5336)
United States
April 6, 2008 6:29pm CST
Has anyone actually tried this super charged grass seed called Patch Perfect? The commercials make it look wonderful, you can even grow grass on a concrete block! However, there are alot of trendy products out there that do not really work when you get them home. I have a home daycare so my yard really takes a hit in the summer. We have tried just about everything but installing astroturf lol! I would love to get the opinion of some of the smart shoppers here at mylot before I spend my hard earned money on what might just turn out to be regular grass seed. So if you have tried Patch Perfect grass seed, let me know what you think. Did you love it? Hate it? Do you think it is worth the extra money?
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• United States
6 Apr 08
I havent tried it or heard of it before but I would definitely be interested in the product too. We are in the country and have 4 wheelers and tractors ripping our lawn up all the time. If I were going to buy this, I would look to see what kind of guarantee it comes with. Products with satisfaction or money back guarantees are great, and thats usually what I look for before spending money on something questionable.
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@loved1 (5336)
• United States
6 Apr 08
Good point! I do believe it has a 30 day money back guarantee, but you probably lose out on the shipping and handling. More importantly, you have wasted a month waiting for the grass to grow!
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• United States
6 Apr 08
How true.. I didnt think about that. Maybe I'll just stick with the other stuff. Least I can buy more of it if need be.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
7 Apr 08
Yeah, but my problem is that I can't keep people off of it long enough for the stuff to grow! We put up fences and the kids think they are hurdles. We have put down numerous bags of all kinds of grass seed, fertilizer, etc and the grass just gets killed again. I told my husband we may have to install an electric fence lol. There are just so many neighbor kids, we have kids too, and the daycare kids, the poor grass does not have a chance. That is why I thought this stuff might be tough enough to take a beating. I think if I could get the grass established, it would be fine.
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• United States
12 Aug 08
hated it for my dogs. Had better luck with K9 Yard Patch. www.k9yardpatch.com I bought mine at Albertson's but you can get it online anywhere too.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
13 Aug 08
Hey thanks for the info Franko1! I will have to check out that website and check around in the local stores here. I have done some reading about it online and have not read one comment that says patch perfect is worth the money.
• United States
7 Apr 08
Sounds like you have tried a lot of things. I guess it is worth a try if nothing else is working. I have seen people plant grass seed then put a layer of straw (I think it is straw anyway) over it to give it a good start. When the grass seed has a good start you rake up the straw. Another option if not to costly is rolls of sod that is ready to roll out. This is usually pretty hardy. I have never had to do this because I have always rented. I have had areas with lots of tree cover that prohibited the grass from growing and filling out. The result is usually mud, which with lots of children in and out would be disasterous. Good luck to you.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
8 Apr 08
We actually tried the method where you put down the grass seed and then covered it with straw. The grass did not grow any better and the daycare children were so disappointed when they found out we were not getting a bunch of pigs to live in the front yard. LOL! I suppose it did look like an animal pen with all the straw and a fence around it. Not to mention the fact that the neighbors thought we were crazy...and probably still do. Haha!
• United States
12 Aug 08
It was crap. I had much better luck with K9 Yard Patch for fixing lawn spots my dog had made in the grass. I got mine at an Alberton's but I have seen it online at Amazon and they have a website www.k9yardpatch.com This worked fast and I have since reordered.