Peaks way too early
Bought this seed to replace some patches in the garden. Followed the instructions to the letter and was amazed at how quickly it grew.
After about 2 weeks, it had outgrown the original grass so I thought I'd cut it. You cannot stand on this grass, the second you do, it flattens and never regains shape. But I've acquired a few covid pounds so that may sound unfair, but when my 15kg cocker spaniel gets the same result, you know there is something dodgy about this stuff.
After cutting the grass, it appeared yellow and weedy.
Waste of time and money. Although super cheap, my hours of seeding, watering, shouting at the dogs and wife to get off the lawn... totally not worth it.
Purchased in June 2021 at Woolworths for $30.00.
WARNING do not use this product
Grows really well then dies. A total waste of time effort and money. Will never use this product again. It is not a permanent fix. Use turf instead. Only lasts a few weeks
Purchased 1kg 2 months ago-Rye grass came up within a week. It has had rain on it and been mowed every week to the height shown on the box. Still only got Rye grass-definitely no couch of any kind be it Turbo or Creeping Red-NIL. In my opinion there is definitely no couch of any kind in the box of Brunnings Tough Lawn Seed that I purchased. I have spread out remaining 1/4 of a packet on stainless steel surface and the only seed visible to me was Rye Grass. I feel I have been scammed-tried to send an E-mail to them about the product with no success.
Purchased in June 2020 at Mitre 10 for $14.00.
Grows great once established
Live on the mid North Coast of New South Wales. Gets moist sea breeze on it most days. Clay soil that is always moist. This grass grows very thick is like a dark green carpet with long thin blades. It clumps so doesn't invade the garden beds. Tends to die off in summer but considering the drought combined with the hot summer where it has established it is just thriving. I don't water it at all. I believe that things that need lots of water have no place in my garden.
Worst lawn seed. Makes you think you can never grow grass!!
Starts off fantastic. Strong green fast growth at first. But after about 2 months it starts dying in patches. Long stringy grass. Mowing a nightmare. Need to keep resowing it to keep it going. Avoid this!!
Purchased in August 2019.
Do waste your money - not tough
Do buy this product (hortico tough drought lawn seed) die in patches.
It grows stringy fine blades, can’t be left long as it lays down and dies in patches.
You can’t stand on it as your foot steps crush and kills the sections you just stood on.
Even the mower wheels compress the grass, the crushed grass dies in a few days (at any height that you set the mower)
Very disappointed with the staff at bunnings - as they recommended the product as fast growing, tough as it had several different grass types in the box, it doesn’t. Only has one - the ve...
Purchased in September 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse.
Starts off like a house on fire but it needs constant watering. Once summer arrives along with higher temperatures it starts to wilt and eventually dies off.
Have bought 10 kg of the local Bega blended grass seeds for the same price per kg and due to its suitability to the area I live in (Bega Valley), it leaves Brunnings tough lawn seed looking like a complete weakling.
Not worth wasting your money on to be honest.
NOT A BLENDED GRASS SEED
I bought Bunnings branded lawn seed for a new lawn. It was supposed to be a blend of grasses but all that come up are the same. Very fine and spindly. Very patchy with I would say only about 10% of the seed germinating 90% just along for the ride. Very disappointing and I have wasted my money. If you want good quality lawn seed you will have to buy off some one else.
Keeps dying in patches
Keeps dying in patches after all that work grows fast and dies fast. Very patchy and the same species taken so far 10 boxes for about 100meters square and still needs more as it is patchy and keeps dying. Strange grass as it does not run like other grasses. Don't buy.
Re Out In The Country Look - Died When Warmer Weather Hit. Not So Tough!
My earlier review was premature.
Everything not in shade died when warmer weather hit in November.
Too much money (seed, water) and too much time was invested for this zero outcome - very frustrating and very wasteful.
If Woolworths cared, they’d offer refunds to all and remove it from shelves.
Brunnings lawn seed
This product is cheap and nasty. It may have its place on the side of riverbanks but definitely not in a garden. It germinated well but patchy following the instructions in their entirety. It's unfortunate that I'm probably going to have to rip the whole thing up, poison it ad start again. It's like tough straw under foot, the kids cannot play on it without shoes on as it is just too hard with 5mm thick shoots. Do not recommend to any family or homeowner. It's cheap and horrible stuff.
Horrible blend of grass. Looks like weeds, grows at different lengths and is like hard straw under foot
Brunnings lawn seed does not germinate
I bought quite a number of boxes of this seed to have adequate cover for my nature strip. It cost me $100 for the seed and $100 for th etop soil. I followed the instructions on the box. Only a few small patches germinated. The rest just will not germinate despite good quality soil, adequate watering and large amounts of seeds. What a waste of money and time!!!
Does not germinate
This grass seed really is a "budget blend". Just horrible!
I previously posted here by clicking "comment", instead of "review", in error. So, here i go again. We are very unhappy that Brunnings can't even be bothered replying to an unhappy customers email. Why? We will never buy this grass seed ever again. It grows a lot longer and quicker than our other grass, so the lawn always needs mowing. Worse thing is, it looks like weedy Nutgrass, and the Bindii weed just loves growing inside it. And, we hate Nutgrass and Bindii too! We are tempted to poison the whole lot of it, but then we'll have big bare dirt patches.
Everything! It's cheap and nasty!
It claims to be a blend of 4 tough grasses. I put a handful in a pot, and they are all the same species - not a blend. Furthermore, the grass is soft & delicate.
Questions & Answers
Why did parts of our lawn die after using Brunnings Marithon Lawn food?
We used the lawn food in September and the lawn looked magnificent!
Used is again in January 2017, went away for a few days, and came back to a lawn which had big dead patches in the lawn. The lawn had lost its thickness and lushness, to such an effect, that we will need to reseed. Bitterly disappointed. Please give feedback as to why this has happened?
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