Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Bermuda Review

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Bermudagrass is warm weather grass that performs well in hot climates and is robust. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this type of grass grows well in Climate Zones 7 through 10. Bermudagrass grows best in the full sun, and it is tolerant of salt. For homes whose lawns experience a lot of acidic activity, Bermudagrass can be an ideal choice. This type of grass has a fine to medium texture, and its dark green hue is aesthetically pleasing. It can withstand drought and other inclement weather conditions that can ruin even the best cared for lawns.

Scotts has taken the best of what Bermudagrass offers and made it even better with the Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Bermudagrass. This grass seed mixture is guaranteed to grow faster, thicker, and greener than any other type of Bermudagrass seed on the market. Scotts Bermudagrass Seed is bolstered by the addition of Scott’s exclusive patented WaterSmart PLUS coating, which allows the grass seed to absorb twice as much water as untreated seeds. This unique coating also protects the seeds from disease and other harmful organisms in the soil.

Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed - Bermudagrass, 15-Pound (Sold in select Southern states)
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Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed - Bermudagrass, 15-Pound (Sold in select Southern states)
  • Grow quicker, thicker, greener grass, guaranteed
  • WaterSmart PLUS Coating absorbs more water, feeds with essential nutrients, and protects seedlings...
  • Great for lawns challenged by long stretches of scorching heat and drought
  • Spreads rapidly to fill in bare spots and crowd out weeds

Read on to find out more about what the Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Bermudagrass has to offer!


  • The Bermudagrass seed is very tolerant of high heat and drought like conditions.
  • It has a beautiful, dark green color.
  • Its aggressive growth enables it to choke out weeds and it can withstand a moderate amount of foot traffic.


  • It can become an invasive species if allowed to grow unchecked.


  • The grass seed is treated with Scott’s WaterSmart PLUS coating to feed seedling grass with essential nutrients and protect it from disease.
  • It grows aggressively to fill in bare spots on your lawn.
  • The seed mixture is 99.9% Bermudagrass seed – no fillers or weed additives.


Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Bermudagrass is only sold in select states in the U.S., primarily in the South and Southwest. It can be used in conjunction with a handheld spreader, drop spreader, or rotary spreader.

The contents of a grass seed mixture will often affect how well the grass will grow. Even the smallest bag of grass seed will contain thousands of different seeds, so a product that has even 1% of weed filler could still translate to hundreds of weeds sprouting on your lawn. The best quality grass seeds will have a weed seed content of less than half a percent. The good news is that Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Bermudagrass is guaranteed to be 99.9% free of weeds, which will allow it to grow well on a properly prepared surface.

Although preparing your lawn for seeding with this Bermudagrass mixture does require some physical effort, it is not as difficult as you might think. Scotts recommends raking the soil to remove dead grass and other debris. After the seed has been applied with a spreader, it should then be fertilized. What is going to be critical to the success of your new grass is watering. Scotts recommends, that the new grass seed should be watered once a day, or as often as needed to keep the top layer of soil moist, until the grass reaches a minimum of 2” in height. The Scotts Bermudagrass seed will begin to germinate in 5 to 12 days; however, for some users, it has taken as long as 30 days for the grass seed to germinate and begin to grow.

For optimal results, this grass seed should be planted in the spring or early summer. Temperatures should be between 70 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and all danger of frost should have passed. Around mid-autumn, you can expect the Bermudagrass to turn the same color as straw. This loss of color does not mean that something is wrong with your lawn. It is simply the color that Bermudagrass turns when it enters dormancy.

Because Bermudagrass spreads so rapidly, it will be able to outgrow most weeds. On the other hand, these aggressive growth habits have caused it to be classified as an invasive species. Users must take care not to overfertilize it, and a small number of users have experienced problems with the Bermudagrass spreading to adjacent flower beds and landscaping.

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At the time of this writing, Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Bermudagrass has been rated four stars or higher by roughly 55% of users on Amazon. Users have praised its quick growth, attractive coloring, and hardiness. Others have had a difficult time convincing it to grow. However, with Scotts’ satisfaction or your money back guarantee, there is nothing to lose by giving this excellent grass seed a try.

2 thoughts on “Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Bermuda Review”

    • Really depends on how it’s stored. If kept in a dry, dark place, should be fine for a few years. Honestly, though, seed is cheap so if you are concerned, I’d pick up a new bag.

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