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Pennington Smart Seed 20 lb. Tall Fescue Grass Seed
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Smart Seed 20 lb. Tall Fescue Grass Seed

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

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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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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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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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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.
Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
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Will this grow at 8500 ft. in colorado?

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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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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 61 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quick to sprout This is a high-quality seed. Very fast germination as long as you keep it watered. October 4, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by OK Seed Location = Northern VA. I have used this seed for years, but don't water at all. The grass goes dormant in the summer and it is difficult to tell whether or not it has died-off until the temp cools and rains return in the fall. While I bag clipping every mowing, the lawn appears to be prone to developing thatch. With grass seed's long time frame, it is hard to tell whether or not another seed would be better. The key factor is the amount of rain. In wet years, the lawn looks great. This was a very hot, dry year and the lawn looks fairly awful. October 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed I live in Nebraska and have Kentucky bluegrass. I went to Home Depot to purchase grass seed to overseed with in August/2015. I purchased this product in store & online (only one bag left in store) after an employee recommended tall fescue for my yard instead of bluegrass again and suggested this Pennington product. I followed the steps listed on the back of the bag and applied after having the yard aerated. One year later, I have random tall fescue throughout my yard now and it looks horrible. I'd asked for a refund at Home Depot, but was told that "this kind of thing happens all the time and that Pennington isn't going to do anything at all either." I won't buy seed again from Home Depot or Pennington if this is what one should expect. September 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good grass seed for NC I had very good germination of the seed this year. I have been using this product for over 3 years. October 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Satisfied customer The seed was completely free of trash or fillers. It flowed well through my spreader. Germination was exactly what was forecast. September 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product I have grass growing in 7 days. Watered it three times a day for about 10 days.I used other Pennington products because my lawn has multiple areas of shade and all sun. September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great grass seed This is our second yard to redo with this grass seed. This is how much we love the Pennington tall fescue September 21, 2016
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
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