Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 37
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cagura 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 Jennifer 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 Tennisgal 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 Satisfied does the job well
After trying numerous grass seeds for a shady lawn I tried mixing 3 lbs. of Pennington Dense Shade Grass Seed with 7 lbs. of Vigaro Seed For Shady Lawns and was amazed at the results. Just spread it without preparation and kept it wet. Great results.
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lindy Pretty surprising!
I planted this in June in the Atlanta area, under a big tree. I really had no expectations of success because of the late date, and the amount of shade. But 5 days after seeding, this came up beautifully.
June 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SarahKing Amazing Results
I would never have believed we could get grass to grow in our yard. We get very little sunlight and soil conditions are poor with all the evergreen trees shedding. The grass came in dense and soft with no prep on firm soil. Looks beautiful.
May 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David So far so good
After 10 days I have several patches of new, green grass in the shady areas where I used this product. I will be curious to see how it continues to spread over the next few months, but so far it has done well. I would recommend giving it a try if you have dense, shady areas where grass doesn't want to grow.
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by texallen 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