Model # 100086851

Internet # 100618521

Store SKU # 385228

Smart Seed 3 lb. Dense Shade Grass Seed

$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 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.) 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Drought Tolerant 
Grass Type 
Landscape Supply Type 
Product Weight (lb.) 
3 lb 
Seed Type 
Traffic/Wear Tolerance Level 


Grass Type: Mixed
Brand: Pennington
Traffic/Wear Tolerance Level: High
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Review Rating: 3 & Up
Price: $10 - $20


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 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 Worked for me Live in Dallas area and have some very large native trees in the back. St Augustine wasn't getting enough light back there and new sod just rotted away. Tried this seed after lightly removing dead grass and was amazed at how quickly it came up. I was pretty liberal with the seed and added some Scotts new lawn fertilizer in a spray bottle about a week into the process. Grass looks great and is still filling in nicely. September 5, 2013
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 past...it 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
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