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Smart Seed 3 lb. Dense Shade Grass Seed

$15.98 /each
  • Ideal for moderately to heavily shaded areas
  • Smart Seed formula is drought, heat and disease resistant
  • Covers up to 750 sq. ft. with 7-10 day seed germination

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Grow a beautiful, thick lawn that thrives in shady areas. 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 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
  • Produces a fine-bladed, lower-maintenance lawn
  • Designed to grow in shady areas with minimal sun
  • Specially formulated to outperform other shade mixes
  • Best for medium to heavy shade (2 - 4 hours of sun per day)
  • Germinates in 7-10 days
  • Covers up to 750 sq. ft.

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I would like to know the best time of the year to plant the Pennington Smart grass seed.

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March 3, 2014
I live in the city of St. Louis, State of Missouri, and the area I would be using the Pennington seed is very shady. I have already prepared the soil for seeding. Thank you for taking my question...
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June 30, 2015
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any time when the temp. will hold for a week or two at 75-89 degrees is the best time.
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May 7, 2015
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The Spring is the best time to start planting new seed.
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June 10, 2014
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I was told the best time is when temperatures are above 90 but I put my seeds out last Monday in 86-88 degree weather and they were sprouting on Friday...less than a week.
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March 4, 2014
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Hello,
Normally, the best time to seed a new lawn is during the fall planting season because the air and soil are at their most ideal temperatures. However, most people start seeding or reseeding in the Spring. If you are starting a new lawn in Spring, sow your lawn between mid-March and mid-May. Summer planting is not recommended due to extreme temperatures.
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Does the grass spread to fill in thin areas, or is overseeding required? Should I mow the grass first?

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Austin, TX
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March 31, 2016
This is the 3rd week since planting. Seed germinated in 8 days and has grown to about 2" height. It was watered twice daily until it had grown to 1", then we cut back to once daily and had some rain along the way. I believe that all the seeds that were going to germinate have done so, and there are areas that look very thin. I used 6 lbs. of the Smart Seed in an area of 250 sq. ft. I expected a much thicker growth pattern. Now I need to know if, and when, the established grass will spread. Should the grass be mowed to encourage a deeper root system? If so, when should mowing take place? The grass blade is very thin and appears quite fragile at this point. If stepped on, it folds flat against the ground and does not "rebound." I can visualize a rotary mower ripping the grass from the ground rather than cutting it! Also, as previously mentioned, the weight of the mower is going to mash the grass flat. If the grass does not spread from the root system, when should I overseed? Since it is so tall right now, should it be mowed before overseeding? Many thanks for any help you can provide! :-)
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Friendsville, TN.
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June 4, 2016
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I would not cut the grass at this time and over seed the area. That is what I did and the grass is filling in and growing nicely.
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April 1, 2016
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Overseeing is optional but not required. The area should be cleared and tasked to smooth the soil first.
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March 31, 2016
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Howdy Anonymous,
With the warmer weather almost here your grass will become much thicker. Did you use "Topper" on the seed? This has starter fertilizer that helps seeds become established.
As for the grass folding underfoot, this one can be confusing because some of the signs that your lawn needs water–like not springing back up when you step on it, and blades of grass curling up–can also be signs of Read More
Howdy Anonymous,
With the warmer weather almost here your grass will become much thicker. Did you use "Topper" on the seed? This has starter fertilizer that helps seeds become established.
As for the grass folding underfoot, this one can be confusing because some of the signs that your lawn needs water–like not springing back up when you step on it, and blades of grass curling up–can also be signs of overwatering. Use common sense. If you’ve been dousing your lawn and it still looks like it “needs water,” it’s most likely wilted from overwatering.
As to when to mow? at this point I would say let your grass grow to at least 4 inches before you do. This will give your lawn a chance to mature and get hardy.
Happy Lawning,
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I have a shaded muddy wet area. I have had difficulty growing grass there and am going to overseed. Is this a good seed for wet areas?

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June 15, 2015
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Yes, it worked really well in the shade
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May 18, 2015
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I planted this seed in a very wet area in the middle of almost daily rain and it has done fantastic. I've never planted grass before but this stuff makes it super easy. Half of my front yard was bare dirt from the shade killing nearly all of the Bermuda grass. I planted this seed and now I have a full lawn again....
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March 13, 2014
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Hello,
Too much water can be a problem because the new seedlings will be susceptible to weeds, insect and disease. It is very difficult to get grass established in muddy areas. In order to get grass to take root you may need to consider options to divert moisture away or fill in low spots.
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How to plant the seed

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Jacksonville, FL
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August 9, 2016
The area I will be using this for is near a partial hill/slope under a fence. Do I need to cover this up to keep the seed from washing away? Should I cover it on a flat surface as well?
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August 10, 2016
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Yes We covered ours with straw as it was on a slope as well as a flat area.
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August 10, 2016
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Hello,
We would recommend using a Seed Starter Mat (SKU# 313-562) to protect the seeds and keep them from being washed away. Even on a flat surface the seed mat would help protect the seeds from the environment.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 56 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent seed for dense shade This seed really works -- and in the dense shade too. I'm keeping the bag to be certain I buy the same seed next time. I got my truck stuck on the steep slope of my yard and created a rutted, muddy mess (had to be towed out). This seed, a little straw, a couple of rains made the yard look like this mishap never happened. Great product. June 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Product result 60% shade, watered area daily as per instruction, temperature range within range printed on package. Grass growth sparse and very thin. Had to put nose to ground to see it. Going to seed with winter rye in fall and Bahia in spring. That should do it!!! August 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good product, but misleading on coverage It does grow and thrive in shade. Cons: It says a 3# bag is enough for 750 sqft, but in my experience, double that quantity is needed. Also, I recommend just spreading by hand since using a spreader seems to cause the seed to be concentrated instead of distributed. June 28, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Not a permanent Florida grass We thought we could use this product in a partly shady section of our lawn but found out (via a phone call to the manufacturer) that it cannot survive hot temps like we have in Florida. One could probably use this product during the winter and spring much like people use rye grass seed. We returned the product without opening it. June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shade seed My backyard in Brooklyn is 90% shade. I started with all dirt put downf fertilizer the seeds and the green mesh last summer. The green mesh took until this spring to disappear I had a few bare patches thanks to the birds but I used more seed this spring and it filled in nicely. The seed is fabulous. June 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by smart seed for dense shade do not work, I would not recommend this product for reseeding for example i did want was on the bag and all i got was weeds and not grass, so i have to buy a another product and hope that it work , they call it a smart seed, what it should be call is smart weed, do not buy this product, i wish i could dig up the weeds and put in the bag and get my money back. May 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent product. So glad that I purchased it. Bought a small bag to give it a try. Have since purchased a large bag. I was leery about the claim to be able to grow grass in a shady area. Not any more. May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Better than... Grass seed is so expensive, so before I invested in the large bag, I bought a small bag of Pennington and a small bag of a competing brand. I tried both in a portion of the yard, and this beat the other one hands down! Looks like I'll be going out for the larger bag now! May 23, 2016
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