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Old 09-13-2011, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Has anyone every used Scotts Southern Gold grass seed mix ?
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:07 PM
 
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Has anyone every used Scotts Southern Gold grass seed mix ?
Flip the bag over and it will describe the exact species of grass seed contained in the mix. Honestly, any turf type tall fescue (TTTF) seed is going to look really good and perform just about the same. With Scotts you pay for the name mostly, but they do sell good quality stuff.

Kentucky 31 is not a TTTF, but it's cheap, and hearty. The blades are a lot thicker and rougher.

The seed I bought last year at Southern State Co-Op had the previous years Scotts seed in it, for about 1/3 the price of the "current version" of Scotts southern seed blends.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl.
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We are giving up with fescue, after 2 seasons of losing the grass to the intense summer heat , we will go with Bermuda or centipede next year, especially without an irrigation system ! Good luck !
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl.
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Has anyone every used Scotts Southern Gold grass seed mix ?
Yes, it looked beautiful in the Spring, until we went away for 2 weeks and came home to 70 percent dead grass with the extreme summers we have been having, and no irrigation system, good luck !
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:41 AM
 
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Spend a few hundred dollars on sprinklers and timers and you can avoid the lack of water.

A few hundred feet of hose
Some splitters
some hose repair kits (so you can break down the 100 foot hose and split it off)
some cheap sprinklers
a few timers.

Get creative, hide the hoses behind gardens/shrubs/etc... Then set the timers and forget about it. It's definitely worth the cost!
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:00 AM
 
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Has anyone every used Scotts Southern Gold grass seed mix ?
We just bought it for the first time. We have lots of bare spots to "repair" in our sodded lawn, so we got some topsoil/compost mixture and spread it around (aerating both before and after) and then put out the seed last Wednesday (Sept. 14). Yesterday evening (Sept. 21) and especially this morning, I can see the tiny green grass starting to show. We have irrigation and are keeping it moist. Fingers crossed that it'll look better next year than it did this year!
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:41 AM
 
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We just bought it for the first time. We have lots of bare spots to "repair" in our sodded lawn, so we got some topsoil/compost mixture and spread it around (aerating both before and after) and then put out the seed last Wednesday (Sept. 14). Yesterday evening (Sept. 21) and especially this morning, I can see the tiny green grass starting to show. We have irrigation and are keeping it moist. Fingers crossed that it'll look better next year than it did this year!
7 day germination is great! Last time I planted the Rebels, I think it took around 2 weeks. Hoping it comes up quicker this time. Keeping the dog off the seeded lawn is a HUGE pain in the butt.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Don't be so snarky
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We are giving up with fescue, after 2 seasons of losing the grass to the intense summer heat , we will go with Bermuda or centipede next year, especially without an irrigation system ! Good luck !
Im about to give up as well. Watering is becoming too much of a PITA. I do not want to dig up the ground and have hoses running underneath and behind bushes as it seems impossible to get 100% water coverage. The sun just destroys it as well.

Going zoysia most likely, although potentially interested in centipede, going to checkout supersod soon.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:49 AM
 
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We are giving up with fescue, after 2 seasons of losing the grass to the intense summer heat , we will go with Bermuda or centipede next year, especially without an irrigation system ! Good luck !
Me too. I opted for Bermuda because it can be reseeded in the fall, and this will give you a green yard year round. Here is a pic of my blackjack seeded bermuda planted on Sept. 3. I killed my entire front, side, and 1/2 of my back yard and replanted, it is taking much longer to establish than I thought it would. I will update as time goes, but I don't think it will look like a true bermuda lawn until next summer.





My neighbor has centipede and I took a pic of that as well.

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Old 09-22-2011, 10:15 AM
 
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Here are some pics someone sent me of their mature blackjack, sahara, and sonoma bermuda yard. This is in the greater Raleigh area. Seed was bought at Home Depot, Wal-Mart, and I believe Lowes but can't remember the last place.







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