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Model # 100086851

Internet # 100618521

Store SKU # 385228

Smart Seed 3 lb. Dense Shade Grass Seed

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$15.98 /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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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 44 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grass grows in Dense Shade Let me start off by saying I have lived in my home for 14 1/2 years and I have had virtually no grass that grows on the north side of my home. I wish I had a before picture to show you, but trust me there was no grass. I finally found the Smart Seed and it said Dense Shade, so I decided to give it a try, I put down several bags of new top soil as erosion was washing away all the dirt next to the house. I watered every day as it recommended and on about day 8 or 9 I saw grass growing where it had never grown before. The pictures are from 5/7/2015 I planted this around the middle of March 2015. This grass grows very dense and is a fine blade grass. You will need to mow it is multiple directions to get it to cut properly as the grass lays down, it does not stand straight up like a Bermuda grass, but it does grow in shade and that is what is most important to me. May 7, 2015
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 2.0 out of 5.0 by Grass Seed Not Worth Growing Only about 50% actually germinated. Followed instructions and actually put down Miracle Grow grass seed soil and kept seed moist by watering in the morning and afternoon. Area has 30% sun and 70% shade under trees. I bought a second bag thinking it would fill in but like the first bag, only about 50% of the grass seed actually produced grass. Also the area that gets the most sun browned out after about a month probably due to the rye grass mix and the heat of early fall in Texas. Will try another brand using less rye grass in the mix with the fescue. October 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Hole in bag, stored outside in store led to wet seed inside. O.K., I've used this seed in the works great! I should have been paying attention when I picked up this bag, it was wet inside. A hole in the bag allowed a small amount of water to get inside. The hazard of selling seed from shelves outside, and a customer not paying attention. I did not save the receipt so didn't attempt a return. October 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Grass Seed I bought the shade grass seed and it has come up in an area that I was thinking I would need to make a flower bed because the grass would not grow. We'll see how it holds up by next fall. I'm very optimistic. October 13, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great for shade Great seed for shady areas. Grew quickly. It is a tall thin blade fescue but blends well . October 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great! This is a great choice of grass for a heavily shaded area. The grass came up in no time very impressed! October 13, 2015
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