Scotts vs. Pennington Review2019-03-08T03:29:55+00:00

Scott’s Vs Pennington Vs Regular Seed

With consumers trying to figure out what seed is best for them, we will go into a full 3 week experiment to find out what is the best seed to choose. Both companies are bashing each others products we want to take a neutral stance on this and find out what seed is guaranteed to grow. We also included Jaguar tall fescue and a 5 way blend fescue seed.

I did not contact Scott’s or Pennington regarding the supplies for this experiment. We purchased the products ourselves. We found that Scott’s was a little more expensive than Pennington as far as the seed is concerned.

Scott’s claims that they use a all natural mulch that holds more water than Pennington 1-Step Complete. They claim that Pennington is just ground up paper and it cant hold as much water as Scott’s Ez Seed. Upon opening the bag, I found that Scott’s uses very little seed in the eZ seed. It had a lot of mulch in the sample I put out.

Pennington claims that not all patch products are created equal. They say they use more seed than Scott’s and they use a better mulch. Pennington claims they use 2 times as more seed as Scott’s, looking at the samples side by side it is clearly evident that Pennington 1 step complete uses far more seed than Scott’s. But, is it twice a much? Its hard to tell but its clearly over 40% Pennington – The Grass Seed People

The Controls. Each of the trays are 4 inches deep. I filled them 3 inches full of lawn soil. When watering, I watered them twice a day once in the morning once in the afternoon. I used soil here in Missouri and shipped it to my parents in sunny Florida. I wanted our data to be ready and published before the lawn care season starts here. I will post the weather forecast for the day, and pictures each morning at 9am CST.

Day 1 – February 14, 2019 

10 am, mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

High 75 Low 58 , Winds: NE 10-20 , Rain Chance 10%

Day 2 – February 15, 2019

10am, mix of clouds and sun

High 78 Low 55 , Winds: NE 5-10 , Rain Chance 0%

Day 3 – February 16, 2019

10 am, mix of clouds and sun.

High 80 Low 58 , Winds: WNW 10-20 , Rain Chance 0%

Day 4 – February 17, 2019

10am, mix of clouds and sun.

High 84 Low 66 , Winds: SSE 10-15 , Rain Chance 0%

Day 5 – February 18, 2019

10 am, mix of clouds and sun

High 85 Low 67 , Winds: S 10-15 , Rain Chance 60%

Day 6 – February 19, 2019

10 am, am clouds and pm sun.

High 82 Low 69 , Winds: ESE 10-20 , Rain Chance 20%

We have grass growing on day 6! This was about 7pm, as you can see all 4 samples have grass at this point Scotts Ez seed looks to be in the lead.

Day 7 – February 20, 2019

10 am, am clouds and pm sun

High 81 Low 67 , Winds: SE 15-25 , Rain Chance 20%

Day 8 – February 21, 2019

10 am, sunny

High 82 Low 66 , Winds: SE 10-20 , Rain Chance 10%

Day 9 – February 22, 2019

10am, mostly sunny; partly cloudy

High 83 Low 68 , Winds SE 10-15 , Rain Chance 10%

Day 10 – February 23, 2019

10am, partly cloudy.

High: 83 Low: 67 , Winds SE 10-20 , Rain Chance 20%

Day 11 – February 24, 2019 

10am, partly to mostly cloudy.

High: 88 Low: 64 , Winds SW 10-20 , Rain Chance 20%

Day 12 – February 25, 2019

10am, cloudy then partly cloudy

High: 76 Low: 66 , Winds NE 15-25 , Rain Chance 20%

Scott's vs Pennington Day 13

Day 13 – February 26, 2019 

10am,partly cloudy in the am afternoon showers

High: 77 Low: 67 , Winds E 10-20 , Rain Chance 40%

Day 14 – February 27, 2019

10am, am mostly cloudy pm partly cloudy

High: 79 Low: 62 , Winds E 10-15 , Rain Chance 20%

Day 15 – February 28, 2019

10am, am cloudy pm sun

High: 78 Low: 61 , Winds NNE 5-10 , Rain Chance 10%

Day 16 – March 1, 2019

10am, mostly cloudy in the am, overcast in the pm.

High 80 Low 61 , Winds ESE 10-15 , Rain Chance 0%

Day 17 – March 2,

10am, mostly sunny

High 83 Low 64 , Winds SE 10-15 , Rain Chance 10%

Day 18 March 3, 2019

10am, mostly sunny, few clouds

High 85 Low 66 , Winds S 10-20 , Rain Chance 10%

Day 19 – March 4, 2019

10am, scattered thunderstorms, variable clouds

High: 86 Low: 62 , Winds W 10-20 , Rain Chance 50%

Day 20 – March 5, 2019

10am, cloudy

High: 70 Low:46 , Winds NW 10-20 , Rain Chance 10%

Day 21 – March 6, 2019

10am, Sunny

High: 63 Low: 50 , Winds N 15-25 , Rain Chance 0%