About Grassology

Grassology is a patent pending grass seed mix that claims to reduce mowing, fertilizing, watering, and weeding. In addition, Grassology claims to guarantee “great green grass,” while also defending against insects and disease.

You want the greenest grass on the block, and you probably just watched a commercial for Grassology, hosted by none other than Bob Vila. And it totally sounds awesome, right?

But is there any merit to these claims? Let’s find out in our review.

How Grassology Works

Grassology is a “dwarf height,” ultra-low maintenance grass seed mix that claims to grow a longer root structure than other types of grass seed. As a result, you’ll have to mow, fertilize, water, and weed less. On top of this, Grassology is even guaranteed to give you “great green grass,” while also defending against insects, and disease.

What about the Claims?

Are the claims true? Probably not and here's why: In short, Root length and growth rate often have much more to do with the amount of water your grass receives, not necessarily the type of seed you use. For a full explanation, please see the Bottom Line section.

Grassology Pricing & Refund Policy

Grassology is currently priced at $14.99 plus $7.99 shipping and handling. Like most “As Seen on TV” products, you can purchase a second bag of Grassology for $9.99, at which point you’ll also receive a 25’ Pocket Hose Ultra.

Grassology comes with a 30-day, 100% satisfaction guarantee, less shipping and handling charges. In order to begin the refund process, you’ll need to contact customer service at 800-597-1622.

What are Consumers saying in their Grassology Reviews?

Based on a few months worth of Grassology Reviews we've accumulated, most customers complain of poor service, difficulty cancelling orders, and underhanded selling tactics. Regarding the product specifically, the most common complaints cite failure to work, poor seed quality, and that Grassology is simply a rebranded mix of Pearl’s Premium. Also, Because of the fescue and Kentucky bluegrass mix contained in Grassology, if you live anywhere in the Southern region where summer temperatures can be extreme, you may want to steer clear.

Bottom Line: Should you buy Grassology?

With all this in mind, what’s the deal with Grassology? We might hesitate to call it a scam, but there are definitely some red flags to consider. These include:

There is no seed mix list provided on the Grassology website, so you don’t know exactly what you’re putting on your lawn. On top of this, seed types are best suited to different climates (also known as “growing zones”), so you can’t be sure that the Grassology seed mix will even be ideal in your climate. However, it’s very likely that you could purchase a better quality mix specifically tailored to your climate at your local lawn maintenance store.

Next, while Grassology claims to come with a 30-day money back guarantee, this really isn’t enough time to see if it works for you. Because of this, we would highly recommend purchasing Grassology at your local Wal-Mart, Target, or Bed-Bath & Beyond. This way, you’ll be able to avoid poor customer service should you wish to return it.

Finally, keep in mind that if your lawn has numerous dead patches, excessive weed growth, or bald spots, Grassology will not be enough to make it green. Instead, you’ll need to apply additional lawn treatments beforehand.

Do you have your own experience with Grassology? If so, help others keep their lawns green—and maybe save some green as well—by writing a review!

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173 Customer Reviews for Grassology

Average Customer Rating: 1.6
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 17 4 stars: 3 3 stars: 5 2 stars: 10 1 stars: 138
Bottom Line: 14% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Doesn't work

    I bought 2 pounds of the Grassology seeds a few weeks ago. I tilled and fertilized the backyard, watered everyday for a week, and never saw any grass. I then tilled and watered for a second week, and still saw no grass. I believe the seeds were 2 years old.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Grassology Grass Feed

    Not sure what the seeds consists of, but I never got one blade of grass. I've seen the seed but it did not germinate.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Very Happy

    • Washington DC,
    • Nov 10, 2015

    Had nothing but weeds, used weed killer and seeded with Grassology and got great results. Will definitely use it again.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 7 people found this review helpful

    So far so good

    • Dontana, CA,
    • Oct 9, 2015

    I saw the bag of Grassology and bought it. I thought why not. I have nothing but dirt and I really want grass. So I read the directions and went for it. 4 days later I see grass appearing. I couldn't believe it. Bright, lime green grass. Wow! Everyday it gets thicker and more shows up. Thank you Grassology.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Grass seeds are no good

    • Sep 13, 2015

    This Grassology is a scam. It does not grow. I bought 20 lbs. as filler for my lawn nothing grew. I wish I could get my money back. No. I would NOT recommend it to anyone. Take it off the market.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    it doesn't grow

    • San Diego, CA,
    • Aug 29, 2015

    This is a scam of sorts. I bought about $250 worth of grass seed and received four pocket hoses. Two of the hoses are no good, leak like sieve. The grass just simply doesn't grow very well. In the two places it did grow, it is very tall and not very dense. I would not waste a dime on this product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Very bad.

    • Omak, WA,
    • Aug 21, 2015

    I replanted my back lawn with this seed and I have no grass. It's an entire back yard of weeds. I am so upset with this. Don't buy it. Now I have to save money and start over. This product is a crock. Don't buy into there scheme. I'm sure Bob doesn't care what he puts his name on. He should endorse toilets, but then again I'm sure they wouldn't be worth what you put in them either. It only lets you give a minimum of 1 star. I don't give it a speck of one.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 8 people found this review helpful

    So far, so good

    • Desoto, TX,
    • Aug 10, 2015

    This will be short and to the point. Today in Desoto it was 100 degrees. Hot. My backyard has kind of resembled a desert for quite some time. Except for the occasional winter grass seed that I might use from time to time. Bare. I used a spreader to spread Grassology on August 17. Today is Aug. 22 and the grass seed has already germinated, and grass has began to grow. Probably 1/4 inch. I am impressed. A friend of mine used it, but he he did not cover the seed with any soil, and water everyday, it did not work. I only water once per day for about 10 minutes, and I already see results. Don't listen to the negative reviews. Try it for yourself. And oh yeah, follow the directions. I only rated it a 3 because it's only been 5 days.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 223 out 227 people found this review helpful

    Deceiving Rip Off

    • Buffalo, NY,
    • Aug 7, 2015

    I just placed the order with them. Confusing what I was going to be getting with my order. The add showed two 1 lb bags plus a bonus pocket hose. Then there was a bonus to get a second bag and a pocket hose for an extra 9.99. I thought this was an extra bag and hose. I saw my final bill for 22.98, didn't think that was too bad. I finally figured out how to review my bill and order, sure enough I am only getting one, 1 lb bag for 22.98. I am livid, I just called and canceled the order. Hopefully I get my money back. Deceiving and a rip off. The last time I ever ever buy something from an infomercial.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Mar 20, 2014

      John Pittsburgh

      So the first bag is $14.99 plus $7.99 or 22.98 as advertised, you get the 2nd bag and hose for $9.99 additional, only problem is the ordering, in the confusion you and they expected different items.

      Sounds like confusion not rip off.

    • Mar 22, 2014

      Idalis

      I agree John. The ad clearly says one bag is $14.99 plus 7.99 s&h AND for separate, s&h of $9.99, you get 2nd bag and hose. Reading comprehension really comes in handy!

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  • 33 out 33 people found this review helpful

    Scam.

    • Tucson, AZ,
    • Aug 6, 2015

    Scam, used my credit card to pay and charges from another business showed up on my credit card. This is not legitimate.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 103 out 103 people found this review helpful

    Bad customer service

    • Westminster, CO,
    • Aug 6, 2015

    I ordered the grass seed, a week later when I check the order status online it showed no order placed, I got a confirmation number 102647609. I called and they said it went on the wrong computer on their end. Told try back in a few days and I should see the order tried and still can't see the order. Called back again and I was told the order will be shipped the middle of may. That is too late for me. I canceled the order. Bob Villa stop advertising for this fly by night company. Don't buy this product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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