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Pennington Smart Seed 20 lb. Tall Fescue Grass Seed


Smart Seed 20 lb. Tall Fescue Grass Seed

  • Dense root system allows it to flourish with nominal watering
  • Drought-tolerant tall fescue produces a thick and healthy lawn
  • Guaranteed to grow
$49.98 /each

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Product Overview

Grow a beautiful, dark green, fine-textured Tall Fescue lawn with purebred Pennington Smart Seed. Guaranteed to grow thick and healthy grass, this premium 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 it to establish faster during the early growth period when grass is most susceptible to disease.

  • Superb 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 5000 sq. ft.
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Customer Questions & Answers

The 20lb bag of Smart Seed states it covers 5000 sq ft. How many sq ft will the 20 lb bag cover if overseeding? Is it a lower rate for overseeding?

Asked by: Theresa
Hello, The Pennington Smart Seed Tall Fescue will cover 5,000 sq. ft. when applied as an overseeding of thin areas (4lbs. for every 1,000 sq. ft.). If you have bare spots then it will cover up to 2,500 sq. ft. because you will apply 8lbs. for every 1,000 sq. ft. Thank you
Answered by: CentralAnswers
Date published: 2015-09-20

Will this grow at 8500 ft. in colorado?

Asked by: Bill
Fescue likes cold weather.
Answered by: Carolyn
Date published: 2015-11-11

will fescue seed grow with old dead lawn there?

Asked by: woodkiller
As long as the seed can get to the soil, it should germinate. In order to ensure it reaches the soil, raking up most of the grass may be necessary.
Answered by: CentralAnswers
Date published: 2016-09-01

when should i cut back on watering three times a day after overseeding and seeding a large area ?

Asked by: jim
Once the seed germinates or reaches one inch in height, water less often but for longer periods of time. For example, every other day or every third day for 15-20 minutes and then every third or fourth day for 20-30 minutes until the seed has matured. This schedule trains the roots to dig deep into the soil to access water and will help the plant to become more drought-tolerant. It is also important to maintain a consistent watering schedule depending on current weather conditions. Over-watering or watering so often that the water does not have the time to soak into the soil and creates constant "puddling" can result in poor plant health. Watering in the early morning hours is also the best time to avoid possible plant disease and fungus.
Answered by: CentralAnswers
Date published: 2016-09-22

Will this grow in swfl fort myers

Asked by: Googs
Hello, Fescue grass is a cool season grass that can be found in the northern region of the United States. This type of grass will not grow well in South West Florida. Thank you
Answered by: CentralAnswers
Date published: 2016-08-24

does it grow on sand?

Asked by: tom
Hello, Tall Fescue won't grow well in sand. Centipedegrass can grow in sandy soil conditions and could be a good alternative. Thank you
Answered by: CentralAnswers
Date published: 2015-12-05

will it survive -40C ?

I live in Mongolia. Do I have to seed it every year? In the area I live sometimes it is cold. If it reaches -35C to -40C will the grass regrow next spring?
Asked by: Arthur
Hello, Smart Seed Tall Fescue seed blends can handle cold winters. During winter months a layer of snow will actually help insulate the grass and protect it. If you don't get much snowfall the grass should still come back but you might have to do some patching come the spring. Thank you
Answered by: CentralAnswers
Date published: 2016-04-18

Can I plant my grass seed now?

I live in Missouri. Its already May but I have planted my grass seed yet. So, I can plant it now, or is it too late. My yard is in shaded area.
Asked by: Homeowner
It is too late in the season. Wait until the fall.
Answered by: LauraLynn128
Date published: 2015-11-06
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Customer Reviews

Smart Seed 20 lb. Tall Fescue Grass Seed is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 64.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2015-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Satisfied customer The seed was completely free of trash or fillers. It flowed well through my spreader. Germination was exactly what was forecast.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The small areas I reseeded with Smart Seed are showing new grass. I will do more extensive resee... The small areas I reseeded with Smart Seed are showing new grass. I will do more extensive reseeding in the Spring.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great grass seed This is our second yard to redo with this grass seed. This is how much we love the Pennington tall fescue
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-10-04
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