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Model # 100086832

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Store SKU # 376694

Smart Seed 20 lb. Tall Fescue Grass Seed

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$49.98 /each




Model # 100086832

Internet # 100618513

Store SKU # 376694

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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Coverage Area (sq. ft.) 
Drought Tolerant 
Grass Type 
Landscape Supply Type 
Product Weight (lb.) 
20 lb 
Seed Type 
Traffic/Wear Tolerance Level 


Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 36 reviewers.
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by It did the job! I had a big patch of dirt in my back yard. I also had small patches in my front yard. In the backyard since it was a larger area I put down manure and then soil on top. I spread my grass seed down and put straw on top. It took a few weeks (possibly because it was still cold out) but finally filled out. The front yard I did not have as much luck with but I didn't not lay down the manure or the soil. I am thinking of trying again in the fall. I have clay soil so it can be hard to get things to grow. I am impressed with this seed. May 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Repeat Purchase I use this product to overseed in the fall. Come up fast and my lawn is best in the neighborhood! October 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product Germinated in under a week in northeast Kansas in early September. Looks beautiful. Just keep it wet for the first several weeks, just as any seed. It's cheaper than Scott's and just as good if not better. Highly recommended. October 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quick and green results Here in Georgia we have a lot of red clay. My back yard is a red clay sand mix. For the past two years we have tried to grow grass from seed from a well known competitor without any success. We had a lot of bare spots and the yard just looked hideous. This year we decided to try this brand and within ten days this seed germinated in areas the other seed would not. We used it all over and we are so pleased at the results. No more bare spots of red clay and sand. We just over seeded the entire yard with it again today. We are so confident in this product that we have decided to stay with it because it works!!! All we did to prep was cut, used a core aerator, put down the seed and watered it. I see green. Lots and lots of green. We are very happy customers indeed!!! April 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by grass seed good results would buy again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! September 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by worst purchase ever I purchased two bags of Pennington 20 lb. tall fescue smart seed so I could over seed in areas where there was very little grass, I prepared the soil as instructed and watered as require and could not get the seeds to germinate, guess the seed was not as smart as advertised .This was a large waste of my time and a waste of money. I would not recommend this product to anyone, Unlesss you have more time on your hands with nothing to do and a lot of money to throw away. I will use another product when I can prepare the soil again and use a different product. Thumbs down with this product.... May 16, 2015
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