Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 26
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Silliestoneofall The grass is always greener....
I bought this seed because of the great reviews.
Now Im not a professional landscaper and have had little to no experience with planting grass from seed.
When we did our drought tolerant landscaping we had extra dirt, being that dirt is expensive to dispose of I formed mounds and bought this seed to start the grass coverage. First you must lay down a good fertilizer which the directions do not clearly state at first. Then the seed than water, water.........water. Yes grass has grown! But I had to use 2 bags and I still have holes, 5,000 sq. ft my you know what!
I am an amateur so perhaps look on for better reviews. The grass does grow!
March 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Anerion Great Seed - grew fast and strong.
Lightly raked my dead yard and filled in some low spots with top soil and hand-spread the seed over the whole place. I used a lot of seed for my lot-size (about a quarter acre). I then raked the seeds in a little bit (not even a whole-hearted effort). This was in early September.
I had the seeds sprouting within a week, and had a lush looking lawn within 2 weeks. Did my first mowing on week four. It has been almost 2 months and nothing has died yet. I'm bracing for the winter now - lets see how it takes the cold.
October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by texastoast Best seed!
This grass seed is the fastest sprouting seed I have ever used! I have clay heavy soil and the seeds still sprouted within 2 weeks. After 4-6 weeks my entire back yard (800 sqft) is no longer a dirt pit! The only bad thing about this product is now I have to mow the yard ;-)
February 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WinRunnerGuy Reason for second reviewer's problem
The second reviewer below actually stated the reason for his germination problem...the RoundUp weed killer!
It's common knowledge that you should not plant seed sooner than six weeks after applying any type of weed killer. The grass seed detects the hostile environment and will not germinate. The seed uses the very same mechanism to detect adequate water and oxygen to "trigger" germination.
Many make this mistake as it's everyone homeowners "Spring quandry": do I first kill my weeds or plant my grass? The Pennington Tall Fescue should not be blamed in this situation.
May 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yarbro Excellent product, limited availability.
I live in Texas and two years ago I inadvertantly purchased a small bag of Pennington Tall Fescue to cover some bare spots...and it was amazing. Now I'm overseeding the entire lawn! It's beautiful, hearty, and green all year long. The only downside is the extremely long germination cycle (several months) but don't lose heart. It's worth the wait. Reminds me of beautiful Virginia lawns :-) FYI, you can only purchase these big bags online (only the small bags are available in the store).
May 1, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Marnie If you want a lawn of weeds this is it!
Mostly weed grew. I contacted Pennington and they implied in so many words it was my fault. I've used Pennington for years and never had such problems. I will never use them again. I didn't even get enough fescue to claim all the work I did to prepare the soil and water everyday.
October 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gardener Works as advertised - Perhaps better
First - Read the instructions. I planted about 1,000 square feet to repair winter plow damage along our lane. Following the directions the seed was applied liberally and I took the extra precaution of covering with straw to keep the seeds from moving around during rain storms. Watered daily to keep the straw "Moist". First mow at 21 days with 4-inch tall grass. I couldn't be more pleased.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happy Best To Date Grass Seed I've Ever Used
I live about 22 miles outside of Nashville, Tennessee where the soil is pretty much heavy clay. After a good aeration I used Pennington's Tall Fescue. I applied 2 big bags heavily. The seed sprouted within 14 days. I then applied Starter Fertilizer. Light watering every day to 2 days is the key here. A few light rains helped. I used a Broadcast Spreader. I never had any luck with Scott's. Between the Pennington Tall Fescue and the Starter Fertilizer things look great. The key is not to wait until it gets too cold. I applied the seed the last Tuesday in September with mild conditions, not too hot and the Starter Fertilizer on the 9th. of October.
October 11, 2013