Pennington Smart Seed 3 lb. Dense Shade Grass Seed-100086851 - The Home Depot


Model # 100086851

Internet # 100618521

Store SKU # 385228

Smart Seed 3 lb. Dense Shade Grass Seed

Pennington Smart Seed 3 lb. Dense Shade Grass Seed

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$14.98 / each


Model # 100086851

Internet # 100618521

Store SKU # 385228

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’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
  • 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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Coverage Area (sq. ft.)  750 
Drought Tolerant  Yes  Grass Type  Mixed 
Landscape Supply Type  Accessory  Product Weight (lb.)  3 lb 
Returnable  90-Day  Seed Type  Grass 
Traffic/Wear Tolerance Level  High 


Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 28 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FIrst timer & it worked out great! Having heard that growing grass from seed was very difficult, my expectations were not high. Now I'm kicking myself for not doing this sooner. June 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Grows pretty well in heavily shaded back yard This product grows pretty well in my heavily shaded backyard. Its price is competitive with other products on the market. I have used it both as a fill-in for bare spots and for over seeding. June 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pennington deep shade fescue grass seed I bought the deep shade fescue to try in my front yard which has two large shady trees and is sloped. I was concerned that using grass seed might introduce weeds or nut grass or crabgrass (my past experience with grass seed). This product says 99.9% weed free. I have tried for several years to get some kind of grass or ground cover to grow there. This was an inexpensive option to try instead of putting down expensive sod. I used a hand spreader to plant the seed and fertilizer, then raked it in a little bit, used a couple of bags of sod over some of the tree roots. Then I used a couple of the netting rolls to cover it. I watered it every day for about 10 minutes and in about 6-10 days it started growing up through the netting. I have a nice covering of grass after three weeks that looks much better than the bare ground I had before. And there are no weeds introduced by the seed. I am very pleased and would recommend this product. April 22, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Growing grass in heavy shaded area under a large tree I have a large area in my front yard that is shielded from the sun by a large tree. It was just dirt and I did not think any grass would grow. I threw these seeds on the naked spots last Monday, watered once a few days and by Friday grass was growing! Needless to say I was thrilled. I didn't water a lot because our, ever so accurate, meteorologist called for rain every day last week and we barely got any. I lightly raked before I literally threw the seeds down with my hand, then raked again to mix it in and watered...didn't cover with hay, peat moss or anything. I'm really impressed. I have other spots in my yard that were burned by a local yard service from their weed & feed and I'm hoping Pennington's 1-Step for Bermudagrass will help...fingers crossed. June 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Smart grass seed I have never used grass seed before and didn’t know what to expect. I was totally surprised at the way the grass came in and how fast it grew. It was not difficult to plant and it has a nice green color. The test will come this summer when the weather gets hot. I plan on planting more after winter. December 19, 2014
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