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Smart Seed 20 lb. Tall Fescue Grass Seed

$49.98 /each
  • Requires up to 30% less water than ordinary grass seed
  • Drought tolerant tall fescue
  • Guaranteed to grow

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Grow a beautiful, dark green, fine textured Tall Fescue lawn. Premium, pure-bred Pennington Smart Seed is guaranteed to grow thick and healthy grass. Smart Seed grass seed is drought tolerant, saving you up to 30% more water year after year versus ordinary grass seed. It contains Myco Advantage technology which creates a dense root system for improved water retention protecting your grass against drought and tough summer heat. Pennington's Penkoted technology protects the seed from deadly fungus by enabling the seed to establish faster during the early growth period when grass is most susceptible to disease.

  • Superior drought, heat, and disease resistance
  • Save up to 30% more water year after year versus ordinary grass seed
  • Lower growing blend requiring less mowing than common fescues
  • Maintains a deep green color throughout the growing season
  • Cool season, aggressive, perennial bunchgrass that develops a uniform sod as it matures
  • Adapts to a wide range of soils, including poorly drained areas
  • Best for full sun to medium shade (4-8 hours of sun per day)
  • Germinates in 7-21 days
  • Covers up to 5,000 sq. ft.

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Is this fescue hard or fescue creeping & how much areas would the 20# baf cover

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August 10, 2011
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July 15, 2014
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My dad was a farmer so I should know this! Yes most all fescue verities "CREEP" they spread by small shoots growing out of the base of the plant. They can do this rather quickly and appear to spread pretty fast. Since growing conditions temps, and rainfall and sprinklers all affect the rate of growth there is no hard and fast rule, but it's not as fast as say Bermuda that has runners and spreads FAST! Read More
My dad was a farmer so I should know this! Yes most all fescue verities "CREEP" they spread by small shoots growing out of the base of the plant. They can do this rather quickly and appear to spread pretty fast. Since growing conditions temps, and rainfall and sprinklers all affect the rate of growth there is no hard and fast rule, but it's not as fast as say Bermuda that has runners and spreads FAST! Additionally there are different varieties for full sun and mostly shade so if you have a few trees in your pasture or yard you can get a uniform look to your space. Read Less
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Maryville, TN
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October 22, 2013
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This is tall fescue (not creeping). They say that it covers approximately 5000 sq ft. They didn't specify, but this is probably for overseeding an existing lawn. It would take about twice that amount for a new lawn.
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Fort Worth, TX, USA
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May 1, 2012
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This is high quality tall fescue. It does not creep like St Augustine. If you are converting from another type of grass (called "overseeding") then a 20# bag would cover a standard 1/4 acre homesite. I don't know about the seed coverage of a new lawn...but due to the work involved I would recommend sod. Instant lawn!
I'm originally from Tidewater Virginia and grew up with a Kentucky 31 lawn (which is a Read More
This is high quality tall fescue. It does not creep like St Augustine. If you are converting from another type of grass (called "overseeding") then a 20# bag would cover a standard 1/4 acre homesite. I don't know about the seed coverage of a new lawn...but due to the work involved I would recommend sod. Instant lawn!
I'm originally from Tidewater Virginia and grew up with a Kentucky 31 lawn (which is a mixture of fescue and bluegrass) so I can tell you with great assuredness that you will love this product. I'm currently converting my Bermudagrass lawn to fescue here in Texas, and will post the results. It's looking great so far! Read Less
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August 11, 2011
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Hello,
The Pennington Smart Seed Tall Fescue bag contains a mixture of Virtue Tall Fescue, Greystone Tall Fescue and Justice Tall Fescue. The 20lb. bag will cover an area of approximately 5,000 square feet.
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I have fescue grass already but have some dry patches should I add fertilizer to the dry patches or just add the seed?

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March 30, 2016
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Hello,
A quality fertilizer is recommended when planting new seeds. Ferilizer will give the seedlings the nutrients they need to grow. You could consider using the 1 Step Complete For Tall Fescue Areas. This product contains the seed, mulch, and fertilizer in one bag. 25lbs. of the 1 Step Complete would cover 500 sq. ft. (SKU# 514-793).
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March 23, 2016
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Dear Valued Home Depot Customer,
We reached out to MFG for more information and below is their response.
“ The patches could be caused by a number of different things and fertilizer may not be the best option. If you would like to contact our Customer Service department at the following e-mail address, garden.care@epowercenterdirect.com or by phone at 1-800-285-7333, they would be happy to help Read More
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer,
We reached out to MFG for more information and below is their response.
“ The patches could be caused by a number of different things and fertilizer may not be the best option. If you would like to contact our Customer Service department at the following e-mail address, garden.care@epowercenterdirect.com or by phone at 1-800-285-7333, they would be happy to help determine the best solution for your lawn. " Read Less
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March 22, 2016
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Hi Danny.
Thank you for your question.
If you are trying to over seed dry patches on your lawn, your first task is to figure out why those patches are dry. Is you sprinkler system working properly?
Are the patches burned from animal urine or do you have a fungus in your lawn? The fungus can be caused by watering your grass in the evening.
Do Not use regular grass fertilizer when you are applying new Read More
Hi Danny.
Thank you for your question.
If you are trying to over seed dry patches on your lawn, your first task is to figure out why those patches are dry. Is you sprinkler system working properly?
Are the patches burned from animal urine or do you have a fungus in your lawn? The fungus can be caused by watering your grass in the evening.
Do Not use regular grass fertilizer when you are applying new seed. The fertilizer is too strong and it will kill the new seed.
Once you have confirmed the cause of your dry spots, instead of using seed, you may want to consider using the Pennington Complete for Tall Fescue with Smart Seed, Mulch, Fertilizer Mix.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Pennington-5-lb-1-Step-Complete-for-Tall-Fescue-with-Smart-Seed-Mulch-Fertilizer-Mix-100522282/206185240
When using this process, all you need to do is water your dry spots then sprinkle the mix on your dry spots and water it in. Keep the application spots damp and you should have new grass growing in 7-10 days.
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Will this grow at 8500 ft. in colorado?

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November 10, 2015
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Fescue likes cold weather.
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May 5, 2015
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Hello,
The Smart Seed Tall Fescue would be a good choice for your area. Fescue is very durable and drought tolerant due to its deep root system.
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May 5, 2015
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Hi Bill,
I'm Travis from The Home Depot. Thanks for visiting our site.
Yes. Fescue is quite capable of growing at high altitude. Most fescue can grow as high as 13,000 ft. altitude.
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Should I put fertilizer down when I plant, and what kind?

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Most grass seed have fertilizer in the mix. If not, yes, add some STARTER Fertilizer. Then when the seed comes up and grows to about 1 1/2 inches add some more. Follow directions about how much to add.
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Use starter fertilizer. I used Scotts Starter Turf Builder. Need to follow up with second application after four weeks.
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Hi golfer,
I'm Travis from The Home Depot. Thanks for visiting our site.
Apply Starter Fertilizer when you plant new grass seed. Starter has additional phosphorus (the middle number) to stimulate faster root growth.
The Smart Seed coating will also help the roots, but starter fertilizer is still recommended. Every advantage helps.
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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 54 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not for Louisiana Prepped and planted after speaking to Pennington rep. Rep was sure that it would work for my application. Sprouted, grew 2", then stopped, then fizzled away. May be the soil along the Bayou. Would not recommend for this area. August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This really works , if you follow the instructions My boyfriend , followed the instructions carefully in about two weeks , he told me to look at the grass through the hay , I was so happy.......GRASS July 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Grass seed Planted and watered , didn't germinate well.. Don't know why it didn't do well. July 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nothing grew but weeds I've planted more than a few lawns in my day, all successful -- except for this one. The seed must have been from last years batch because it was all dead and nothing grew. I contacted pennington three times, answered all their questions, provided copies of my receipt -- and found out that the "guaranteed to grow" statement is nonsense. The only thing guaranteed is that I'm out $60. Don't waste your time or money, go with Scotts and get a lawn you can be proud of. May 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good product - stays green with less water This grass seed sprouted and came up in less than a week. So far so good. I have planted Pennington Tall Fescue in the past with good results. In my experience, this tall fescue requires less water, less fertilizer and can be cut higher than fine fescue/bluegrass lawns. How do I know? My backyard is Pennington tall fescue and my front yard was fine fescue/ kentucky bluegrass for 15 years - so I have been able to compare them side by side for years. I have been so impressed with the tall fescue in the back yard, I bought this seed and am converting my front yard to tall fescue! Only downside I see to tall fescue is some annual over-seeding is required with tall fescue as it does not spread as readily as traditional grass - but this is a small price to pay given all the upsides. Tall Fescue back yard photo attached September 1, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by INFERIOR PRODUCT I AM SO DISSAPPOINTED WITH THIS PRODUCT, I WANTED FESCUE GRASS AND ALL THAT GREW WAS WEEDS AND GRASS THAT HAVE WHEAT-LIKE TIPS( RYE GRASS) May 31, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Waste of money I have been planting and growing lawns for over 30 years and have, until this last lawn, used Scott grass seed with great success. This time I chose to use Pennington Smart seed. As with each other time I brought in top quality top soil and planted and "cared for" the seed as per the manufacturers instructions. This seed was planted 4 weeks ago. As of this review only 40% (at best) of what was planted has germinated and done so very very thinly, in sparse patches and has only " began" to appear after 2 weeks of being planted. I sowed an area 50' X 30' and will now have to "re seed" 60% of that area. With only a 40% germination rate, I am going to have to re seed at least 4 or 5 more times to obtain 100% coverage if only 40% of what is sown actually grows. That alone makes this a VERY expensive seed to use. Not only does it become expensive cost wise, but also time and watering wise as (compared to Scotts) you will use 4 times as much seed, need to water for twice as long (twice a day until germination) and replant the seed time and time again to achieve 100% coverage. While Scott's seed is marginally more expensive per equivalent bag size it does germinate between 10 to 14 days and does give (at least) a 70 - 80% cover - first time around. That alone makes Scotts seed more cost effective AND far less labor intensive. In short, this seed (Pennington's Smart Seed) is labor intensive and costly. June 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by does not look at all like picture on packaging - much lighter green, broader and taller grass So sorry I bought this grass. Patches I overseeded last fall look horrible compared to rest of lawn. Tall fescue grows much faster, is much lighter and leaves are much broader than rest of the lawn. Pennington customer service says picture on packaging is for illustration purposes only and does NOT show tall fescue grass. Wish I had known before, now I do not know how to get rid of this grass. Pennington is no help. April 25, 2016
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