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Model # 100086851

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Store SKU # 385228

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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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 39 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 3.0 out of 5.0 by No way it cover 750 sq ft It grows fine. But no way it can cover 750 sq ft. I put it with a starter fertilizer and watered promptly. Even with like carpeting the seeds and fertilizer, it is like one germinates in 1 cm area and rest of them, seeds are still there without germinating. September 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome grass seeds Grass grew quickly from these seeds and is very lush looking. September 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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
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