People need something to blame when a planting goes bad. Usually we're talking about a failed seeding.
Our experience of a thousand seedings has proven our Connecticut soils are over 99% suitable for supporting good lawns.
But they are misperceptions of soil:
When it is exposed to air and light:
Of course it looks bad, soils dry out (or puddle) when there is insufficient ground cover.
When you can see all the stones in it:
Perfectly good lawn have stones in their soil too, you just can’t usually see them.
When there’s a high (reddish) clay contact:
Those soils retain moisture and nutrients the best.
The point is, these same soils are the ones we grow great lawns in, often shortly after they are blamed for the previous seeding failure. (View Our 2015 Seeding Results)