The Best Bare Spot Grass Seed In The World: 2022 Edition

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There are a lot of grass seeds out there, and it can be tough to figure out which one is the best for your needs. If you're looking for a seed that will help to fill in bare spots in your lawn, you'll want to choose a seed that is both quick-germinating and drought-resistant. The best bare spot grass seed for this purpose is rye grass. Rye grass is a hardy type of grass that can quickly fill in bare patches in your lawn, and it is also tolerant of dry conditions. As a result, it is an ideal choice for areas that receive full sun or partial shade. To ensure success, be sure to follow the instructions on the packaging when planting rye grass seed. With a little care, you'll soon have a luscious, green lawn that you can enjoy all season long.


The 4 in 1 WaterSmart PLUS coating protects seeds from drying out during planting, feeding and germination. This makes it ideal for fast growing plants like turfgrass, where moisture levels are critical. Plus, the coating provides protection against diseases such as black root rot, crown rot and powdery mildew.


 This product contains no synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. It is safe for use around children and pets.



The Scotts EZ Seed Patch & Fix™ Lawn Care System is a combination mulch, seed, fertilizer, and repair product specially formulated to help you start growing grass again quickly. This system includes a special blend of mulch, seed, fertilizers, and a tackifier that works together to ensure that your lawn grows fast and healthy. You'll see immediate results because it contains a unique formula that helps seeds germinate faster and better. Plus, it provides nutrients to help your grass recover from bare spots and other damage.
 This package includes 10 lbs. of Scotts EZ Seed Patch&Fix Lawn Care System, plus instructions on how to use it.



The Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed for Bermudas features exclusive Scotts TurfBuilder Technology™, designed to help you grow lush, healthy turf in hot, dry conditions. This product includes Scotts TurfBuilder®, a unique blend of four different types of soil amendments that work together to protect seeds and young plants from drought stress while feeding roots with essential nutrients. Scotts TurfBuilder helps keep seedling roots hydrated, even during periods of extreme heat and drought. In addition, it provides a protective coating that prevents moisture loss and reduces evaporation, helping to maintain optimal humidity levels inside the container.



  • Grass Seed: Mixture of premium seeds, specially selected to blend with your lawn
  • Combination mulch, seed, and fertilizer mix specifically designed to provide all-in-one bare spot repair for your lawn
  • Ready-to-grow lawn repair mix starts to grow in as few as 7 days and feeds for up to 6 weeks


  • Combination mulch, seed, and fertilizer mix specifically designed to provide all-in-one bare spot repair for your lawn
  • Ready-to-grow lawn repair mix starts to grow in as few as 7 days and feeds for up to 6 weeks
  • Mulch: 100% recycled mulch absorbing 3x its weight in water to help keep the seed moist and in place during establishment


  • Contains Pennington’s exclusive Penkoted technology to ensure better plant growth
  • Everything you need to grow lush, thick grass is pre-mixed and ready to use
  • Repairs bare spots in two weeks or less



  • Includes a tackifier that helps keep seed from washing away
  • Grass Seed: Scotts best high performance grass seed with protectant to help keep seedlings safe from harmful diseases that can attack newly planted areas
  • Soil Amendment: Special salt neutralizer that helps repair areas in your lawn burned by dog urine


  • Provides ground cover and erosion control
  • Coarse bladed texture with low drought tolerance
  • 99.9% weed free grass seed


  • Grows in scorching heat, dry areas, high traffic areas and on slopes
  • Mulch: absorbs 6x its weight in water and expands to surround the seed in a moist protective layer
  • Fertilizer: exclusive controlled release technology feeds seedlings to jumpstart growth

How to choose the best grass seed for you

What price range am I looking at?

For good grass seeds, prices range from £10 to £15 per kilogram and cover an area of approximately 30 square meters (or 50 square meters if you're re-seeding an existing lawn). Prices vary depending on coverage, so we've provided detailed information for each type of seed in our rundown.

Don't go overboard buying tons of seeds for a tiny front lawn. Overcrowding causes bald spots.

Even though the most expensive seeds cost more than bester ones, they're worth the extra investment because they take longer to grow and need more care.

What is the composition of lawn seed?

It's not a silly idea at all, honest. We sell seeds for different grasses, which have different advantages and disadvantages.

To learn which varieties contain each ingredient, check the Key Specs section at the bottom of each small bitesize reviews.

There are three main types of grass seeds used in lawn mixtures:

Rye is the most common type (or variety) of bunch/cool season lawn mower. It grows quickly and is easy to maintain. Technically, it's a "bunch" or "cool season" lawnmower, meaning it grows best in cooler weather.

Fescue is a hardy variety of turfgrasses that grows well in cool climates. It has a soft texture underfoot and creates a thick appearance. It's also good for growing in shady spots where other types might not thrive. However, fescue doesn't germinate easily in colder temperatures, so it won't sprout unless planted in springtime.

Bentgrasses are a type of fine ornamental turf that can be mowed very short for a nice velvety appearance. They're quite high maintenance, so they're often mixed with fescues to improve their durability and resistance to weeds. All purpose turf mixes often contain a small percentage of bentgrasses to give them a softer, less aggressive appearance.

Which type of lawn seed mix is best for my yard?

It mainly depends on how you're using your lawn and the level of effort you wish to put into it.

A football field vs a fancy garden: If your lawn needs withstands endless close encounters with kids and pets, then choose a mixture of ryegrass and clover. However, if you're looking for a smooth lawn, avoid ry­egrass entirely and opt for bents grass instead. Add some fescues to the mixture to keep it alive under foot.

Full sunlight: Most types of grasses prefer full sunshine, but fescues are a shade specialist (and they’ll also grow in sunny locations). If you want a mixture of both, then a ryegrass / fescuessmixture is the best option.

You should keep fine ornamental grasses at a maximum of 1 cm high, whereas coarse ryegrasses perform best when allowed to get up to 4 cm tall before they're trimmed. However, any new grass should be allowed to reach a minimum of 7 cm before it's cut for the first time.

If you have a coarse bermuda turf, you'll need to put extra effort into keeping weeds at bay.

Soil type: A good rule of thumb is to make sure your lawn is not too wet or dry. Wetter soils drain poorly, so they're ideal for fast growing plants such as turfgrass, while drier soils hold water longer, which means slower growing plants such as shrubs and perennials may flourish. You can test your soil by filling a wide mouth glass jar half full of water and then placing it in an area where your plantings will grow. Wait 24 hours and then see if the top inch of soil is damp. If it is, you'll know the soil needs watering.



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