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Pennington 6.25 lb. 1 Step Complete for Dense Shade Areas with Smart Seed, Mulch, Fertilizer


6.25 lb. 1 Step Complete for Dense Shade Areas with Smart Seed, Mulch, Fertilizer

  • Pre-mixed grass seed, professional-grade fertilizer and mulch
  • Ideal for shady areas with minimal sun
  • Covers up to 125 sq. ft. with 7-14 day seed germination
$16.98 /each

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Product Overview

Pennington 1 Step Complete seeding mix makes it easy to grow a beautiful lawn that thrives in shady areas. Everything you need is pre-mixed in one bag - premium Smart Seed grass seed, professional-grade fertilizer, and mulch. Simply apply, water, and watch it grow. Perfect for patching or repairing problem spots in your lawn. This super-absorbent seeding mix holds and maintains moisture around the seed while providing the essential nutrients to help grass grow healthy and strong.

  • Contains a combination of grass seed, mulch, and fertilizer
  • Ideal for new lawn growth and spot repair
  • Contains stabilized-release fertilizer that feeds your lawn for up to 8 weeks
  • Grows grass 80% thicker with half the water of ordinary grass seed at 32 days
  • Superior drought, heat, and disease resistance
  • Save up to 30% more water year after year versus ordinary grass seed
  • Penkoted technology protects the seed from deadly fungus during the early growth period when grass is most susceptible to disease
  • Designed to grow in shady areas with minimal sun
  • Specially formulated to outperform other shade mixes
  • Best for medium to heavy shade (2-4 hours of sun per day)
  • Germinates in 7-14 days
  • Covers up to 125 sq. ft.

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Customer Questions & Answers

should you or do you have to aerate or til the area first before seeding

Asked by: dave
I did use the garden weasel in some areas to loosen the soil, in other spots I just threw it down and it worked fine.
Answered by: Juli
Date published: 2015-09-20

what time of year is best to start using in central Texas?

Asked by: will
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, we have reached out to the MFG for more information and their response is below. "If asking "best" time that would have been about 2 months ago. They could try now though the growing days are limited as seen with the latest cold snap. Grasses will not actively grow when the soil temp is below 65 degree F for warm season grasses & 55 degree F for cool season grasses. The temps are close to that now. They could plant now though must understand that the grasses may not perform at their best capabilities. Or they could wait till spring and plant after the last frost for spring of '15.
Answered by: Giorgio
Date published: 2015-09-20

Growing under tree

Anyone experienced positive results planting beneath trees where the root system seems to prevent anything from growing?
Asked by: Nicole
Hello, Tree roots can complicate the establishment of new grass. The seedlings need good soil and nutrients to thrive. The 1 Step Complete does contain all of the seed, fertilizer, and mulch needed to get the grass started. Areas with a lot of tree roots may not provide enough soil for the seedlings to grow. Thank you
Answered by: CentralAnswers
Date published: 2015-10-31

Whats the benefit in using this 1-step product over just the smart seed product?

seems like both work but you you get a lot more coverage area with just the smart seed. is this 1-step with mulch necessary?
Asked by: Nate
Hello, Pennington 1 Step Complete contains all of the seed, fertilizer, and mulch needed to start your seed growing. Our Smart Seed bags only have the seed in which case a mulch and fertilizer would be recommended but you would need to add them. Thank you
Answered by: CentralAnswers
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

6.25 lb. 1 Step Complete for Dense Shade Areas with Smart Seed, Mulch, Fertilizer is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 53.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Stuff Works! If you need to grow part of a lawn up quickly, this is the easiest & fastest way to do it. Laying down sod will get you grass immediately, but it will change the level of your lawn, so it doesn't work well for patching areas. Instead, just rake the bare patch, sprinkle this on the dirt, and water daily. In about a week... you'll have grass.
Date published: 2012-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Editing review by "Vicar" Vicar here - it won't let me edit my prior review as I wasn't registered at the time I made it. It took about 2 weeks to sprout, possibly more, but when it did it really got going. As of now every place that had the stuff, when watered regularly, has a fuzz like a 17 year old's face. Granted I bought this stuff at 1/2 that price I'd do it again.
Date published: 2012-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I have struggled with an area of my lawn that would not grow grass because of the shade. What was once just dirt, now soft grass grows. It is a different grass and different texture than other areas but it still looks great. No more dirt!
Date published: 2013-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Growing nicely, but should have used more Used this on a shady bank that has always had trouble keeping grass going. It germinates easily and grows well in the shade, but there is a lot of "material" besides just grass seed in the product. If you just throw out pure seed, you get a lot of coverage, but I've lost a lot of ungerminated seed in a heavy downpour. This product "sticks" to the soil better, but there is not as much seed. Next time I will use this in combination with conventional seed.
Date published: 2012-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Works I have pine trees and maple trees and shade and nothing would grow but this seed works and is worth every penny if you want grass in a shady area with poor soil
Date published: 2012-04-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Slow uneven but pretty I bought several bags hoping to grow grass in certain shaded areas. I followed the instructions to the letter but the grass is just now growing in patches. Most of the seeds never grew just spots here and there.
Date published: 2015-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great !!!!! Easy to use and comes up quickly. Am using in a very shaded hot Texas back yard. So far, couldn't be happier.
Date published: 2012-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with the results so far. New grass is growing in areas that were a problem in the past. Very quick to germinate
Date published: 2012-06-05
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