As spring approaches, we've all seen those clever advertisements on television promoting the Scotts EZ Seed lawn care product. Through the lights and magic of television, the smooth talking "scott" makes a fantastic pitch for how easy it is to fix bare spots in your lawn with this great new product. For the most part, the gentleman is correct. However, for all the good things about this product; there are some serious draw-backs that you'll need to be aware of.
The Product and Application
Scotts EZ seed is marketed as an "all-in-one" grass seed, fertilizer product that makes repairing small bare spots in your lawn an easy process. I'm assuming that they took the idea from the containers of grass seed and sand that accompany golf carts, allowing players to repair divot damage. The idea is actually a good one, allowing homeowners the ease of repairing bare spots in their lawn with one simple shake of the product.
- Ease of Use - The product is very easy to use. It has everything you need to grow grass, except water. A simple shake of the can puts down seed and fertilizer, allowing you to grow grass.
- Various Package Sizes - Judging on how big your bare spots are, Scott's offers various package sizes, offering a bigger discount in conjunction with the size being purchased.
- Type of Seed Used May Not Match Leading To "Different" Colors - The concept is sound, however when looking at the type of grass seed in the product, a problem arises. Most lawns in Cleveland and Columbus are a mixture of Bluegrass and a Perennial Rye, while the seed found in this product is mostly a type of Fescue. Because of this, your lawn will most likely be a different "shade" of green in the spots you repair.
- The Cost is VERY High - I like the idea for the product, however I do not like the price point. You are paying a high price for the convenience of grabbing one bottle and applying grass seed. For a much smaller cost, you can mix your own product, or have a professional lawn care company fix your bare spots for you.
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|Shaun Kanary has been a part of the Green Industry for the past 15 years. As the Director of Marketing for Weed Pro Lawn Care, a Cleveland and Columbus Lawn Care Service Provider, Shaun is a regular contributor to the Weed Pro Blog, and other industry magazine and blogs.
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