Miracle-Gro® Patch Magic® | Love The Garden

Miracle-Gro® Patch Magic®

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By Steve Dalton, Chief Gardener
Miracle-Gro Patch Magic 1015g 019009

Miracle-Gro® Patch Magic® Grass Seed, Feed & Coir grows grass seed anywhere - guaranteed. Triple action coir, superior quality seed and Miracle-Gro® Plant Food produces 50% thicker grass with half the watering.

Revolutionary grass seed mix for lawn patches - grows anywhere!

Getting the results you want when seeding your lawn can be a challenge, especially in tough areas such as harsh sun, dense shade and trampled lawns. That’s why Miracle-Gro® Patch Magic®. This award winning product has a revolutionary combination of grass seed, Miracle-Gro® Plant Food and coir that actually expands to surround and protect the seed.

Lawn Before Patch Magic Lawn After Patch Magic
Lawn with patches before Patch Magic applied Lawn looking good after Patch Magic applied

How To Repair Patches

To repair a patch in your lawn remove the dead grass and loosen the soil with a garden rake. Apply 3mm of Patch Magic over bare patches, or 1.5mm over thin areas of grass. Water in until it turns dark brown and begins to expand. The unique compressed coir material absorbs water like a sponge, expanding instantly and changing colour to show it is surrounding each seed in a dark, moist, protective layer. It continues to care for the seeds, providing them with nutrients and holding water right next to the seed. This improves establishment offering a patching mix that really works.

As a result, Miracle-Gro® Patch Magic® promises 50% thicker grass with just half the water. Best of all, the protective coir layer changes colour when it dries out so you know exactly when the Patch Magic® grass seedlings needs more water.

Step by Step Guide

Step 1 Remove any dead grass from the patchy area, loosen the soil with a rake and give the area a thorough soaking with water Raking out grass ready for grass seed
2 Apply evenly as per the instructions, this is crucial as it makes all the difference to the success of germination Bare patch in the lawn being repaired with Miracle Gro Patch Magic
3 Water in thoroughly until the coir has turned dark brown Bare lawn patch filled with Miracle Gro Patch Magic being watered
4 Regularly check to make sure the the coir does not dry out (will turn back to light brown), but don't over water! Making sure that filled lawn patch is being kept moist
5 In just one week or so, depending on weather conditions and temperatures, you should start to see your first shoots, then in the next few weeks your patches will start to blend in with the rest of your lawn. New grass shoots appearing in a lawn bare patch
6 Leave your new grass to grow and get established, it should not have any treatments applied to it is at least 6 months old. Lawn showing new patches of grass that have grown

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to water it in?

If rain isn’t forecasted then you’ll need to water it in. The coir will immediately expand and encourage germination of the seed. Water again when the Patch Magic® turns a lighter brown.

Can I apply fertiliser after using Patch Magic?

Patch Magic® contains enough Miracle-Gro® Plant Food to produce strong roots and aid establishment of the seed. It is not recommended to apply most fertilisers onto new or unestablished grass, until it is 6 months or older.

When should I use Patch Magic®?

Anytime between March and September when conditions are favourable. Do not use if there’s a risk of frost as this could damage new grass.

Is it safe to use if I have children and/or pets?

Children and pets need not be excluded from treated areas.

How quickly will it germinate?

Usually germination will happen between 5-14 days. During colder periods visible germination may take longer.

I have lots of patches in my lawn, can I refill my shaker jar?

Yes, you can buy Patch Magic® in pouches and refill your shaker jar. A 1.5kg pouch will treat 20 patches and a 3.6kg pouch will treat 48 patches.

What type of grass seed is used in the mixture?

It contains a high quality, non agricultural, grass seed mix of dwarf perennial rye grass and fine fescues. 

Miracle-Gro Patch Magic 1015g 019009

1015g Shaker Jar - 13 patches

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Miracle-Gro Patch Magic Bag 1.5kg 019011

1.5kg Bag - 20 patches

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Miracle-Gro Patch Magic Bag 3.6kg 019008

3.6kg Bag - 48 patches (16m2)

Miracle-Gro Patch Magic Bag 4.5kg 018122

4.5kg Bag - 20m2

Miracle-Gro Patch Magic Bag 9kg 019205

9kg Bag - 40m2

Miracle-Gro® Patch Magic®


Average: 5 (1 vote)

Where to buy

Available at all good garden retailers. Or give us a call for up-to-date stockist information on: 01483 410210

User reviews


Patch Magic


Reviewed 07 Mar 2017

Yes this stuff grows quickly but it also dies quickly.  I have tried it on a number of occasions as I am not one to give up easily and thought that I might have used it incorrectly or I might have got a duff batch or something the first time so I gave it the benefit of the doubt and tried again not just once but I have tried it about four or five times as each time the sales people in the garden centres assured me that it would be fine.  But each time it has either not grown at all or it has started to grow then died off or died again after a couple of weeks so I have then had to resort to a traditional seed  or turf method.  That was in our old house where our dog (a boy at that not even a female) had killed off patches by weeing on them and we specifically bought the dog version too but it still did nothing.  We now have a much bigger garden and now have two dogs and our new one has a habit of wiping his feet so has ruined our new lawns so will definitely NOT be investing in Patch Magic as for the price it is definitely NOT worth the price.

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