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20 lbs. KY 31 Fescue Grass Seed

  • Kentucky 31 Tall Fescue grass seed produces a durable lawn
  • Thick blades of grass stand up to hot summers and heavy rains
  • Low maintenance turf that holds up well under foot traffic
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Grass Seed Photo

Pennington Kentucky 31 Grass Seed

This tough, drought-resistant and low-maintenance grass produces a durable lawn that holds up well under foot traffic.

Where will this seed grow best? Map of Midwest and northern United states.

Where it Grows

Kentucky 31 is a cool-season lawn grass that grows best in northern and transition zones.

Pennington Kentucky 31 Tall Fescue, guaranteed to grow

Kentucky 31 Tall Fescue

Kentucky 31 is a variety of Tall Fescue that produces a lighter green turf with thick blades of grass that stand up to hot summers and heavy rains.

Rake raking the soil

Prepare: Bare Spots or New Lawns

Remove debris, then rake the soil to loosen and smooth the top layer. Apply at a rate of 12 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft.

Lawn mowing photo

Prepare: Overseeding or Thin Areas

Mow existing grass as short as possible and then remove debris. Rake the soil to loosen and smooth the top layer. Apply at a rate of 5 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft.

Applying seed with spreader photo

Apply

Spread the seed evenly using a drop, rotary or hand-held spreader according to the listed spreader settings. Rake gently to work your seed into the soil.

Spraying lawn with hose photo

Water: Most Important Step!

Keep the soil moist by watering daily as needed until grass sprouts and reaches about 3" tall. See results in 8 to 21 days.

For areas that get 4-6 hours of sun daily

Sunlight

For areas that get 4-6 hours of sun daily

Durable and economical Lawn

Why Kentucky 31?

Durable and economical

See results in 8 to 21 days

See Results in

See results in 8 to 21 days

Plant in early spring or early fall

When to Plant

Plant in early spring or early fall

Planting depth 1/4 inch

Planting depth

1/4 inch

Mow when grass reaches 3 inches

Mowing Height

Mow when grass reaches 3 inches

Pennington Kentucky 31 Tall Fescue helped revolutionize the grass seed industry. This durable, heat-tolerant variety was an early leader in putting low-maintenance, disease resistant lawns within the average homeowner's reach. Decades later, this economical, traditional tall fescue grass remains an industry standard for cool-season lawn grasses. This tough, drought-resistant grass thrives in lawns that receive 4-hours to 8-hours of sun. Plant it in the early spring or early fall and start to see results within 8-days to 21-days. This 20 lbs. bag covers up to 4,000 sq. ft. for overseeding an existing lawn and 1,660 sq. ft. for starting a new lawn from scratch. While most grass seed companies buy their seed on the open market, we are the only major grass seed company that works directly with a network of dedicated growers. Built on decades of trust and integrity, our relationships with seed growers and their families now span multiple generations. Our legacy of working directly with farmers to bring you the finest grass seed possible helps ensure their success and ours. At Pennington, we know our seed and the farmers who grow it. From field to final product, that's the Pennington way.
  • Kentucky 31 tall fescue is the original turf for your home
  • Provides a durable, economical lawn
  • Thick blades of grass stand up to hot summers and heavy rains
  • For use in full sun to medium-shaded areas
  • Produces a lighter green, drought-resistant turf
  • Holds up well under foot traffic
  • Bag covers up to 4,000 sq. ft.
  • See results in 8-days to 21-days

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Price
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Ratings
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Grass TypeFescueFescueFescueDense Shade
RegionAppalachians,California Coast,Mideast Central,Midwest,Northeast Central,Northwest Coast,Northwest Mountain,Southeast,Southwest MountainAppalachians,California Coast,Mideast Central,Midwest,Northeast Central,Northwest Coast,Northwest Mountain,Southeast,Southwest MountainAppalachians,California Coast,Mideast Central,Midwest,Northeast Central,Northwest Coast,Northwest Mountain,Southeast,Southwest MountainAppalachians,California Coast,Mideast Central,Midwest,Northeast Central,Northwest Coast,Northwest Mountain,Southeast,Southwest Mountain
Traffic/Wear Tolerance LevelAny LightMedium LightAny LightAny Light
Drought TolerantYesNoYesYes
Grass Seed UseNew Lawn,OverseedingNew Lawn,OverseedingNew Lawn,OverseedingNew Lawn,Overseeding
Landscape Supply TypeSeedsSeedsSeedsSeeds
Product Weight (lb.)7.155 lb20.437 lb20.437 lb20.437 lb
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Specifications

Dimensions

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
4000
Product Depth (in.)
3 in
Product Height (in.)
23 in
Product Size
20 LB-Pound
Product Width (in.)
15.5 in

Details

Drought Tolerant
No
Grass Seed Use
New Lawn,Overseeding
Grass Type
Fescue
Landscape Supply Type
Seeds
Organic
No
Product Weight (lb.)
20.437 lb
Region
Appalachians,California Coast,Mideast Central,Midwest,Northeast Central,Northwest Coast,Northwest Mountain,Southeast,Southwest Mountain
Returnable
180-Day
Seed Type
Grass
Traffic/Wear Tolerance Level
Medium Light

Questions & Answers

8Questions32Answers

Does this Grass seed have any Rye Grass Seed in it?

Asked by Motorcycle November 24, 2020
4
Answers

Hi Motorcyle, No, this is Kentucky 31 Tall Fescue. Thank you.

If I plant the pencoated fescu seeds, will I have to put down wheatstraw to keep the birds and squirrels from eating it?

Asked by Carlo October 15, 2020
3
Answers

Hi Carlo, No, that will not be necessary to ensure germination. Thank you.

IS THIS A COATED SEED OR NOT? (PENKOTED) in the name, doesn't clearly state if it is coated or no...

Asked by waynee August 10, 2020
5
Answers

Yes

Is this fescue a turf type fescue? How does it compare with the Scotts tall fescue?

Asked by Skeeter August 4, 2020
4
Answers

Better than Scott’s!

will this grow in centrtal wiscosin?

Asked by jon April 14, 2020
3
Answers

yes it will grow there (cooler area )

I live in Richmond,Virginia. Would it grow around this time of the year. Is it perennial grass ?

Asked by Mo April 7, 2020
4
Answers

Perennial

Ad says "10,000 sq. ft. coverage", bag says "8,000 sq. ft coverage" Why the difference????

Asked by April 25, 2019
4
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it comes in 40 lb bags the actual coverage will be how you spred it dont about the miss print

is this grass a year round grass, or will i have to reseed next year

Asked by Michael January 27, 2019
5
Answers

it is cool weather grass it come back every year

Customer Reviews

  • 3.6
    out of 382 reviews
  • 58% recommend this product
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Fast germinating and tough grass. I avoided Kentucky 31 for years because the blades are thicker ...
Fast germinating and tough grass. I avoided Kentucky 31 for years because the blades are thicker than I would like but planted some this fall in areas that die every year during heat and drought. I do have it growing in some areas of the yard already and it is near indestructible. I put the seeds down on a Monday and covered them with a light layer of wet top soil. We had a 2 day rain event that Thurs/Fri and on Saturday morning the seeds had germinated. Germination was near 100%. I kept the seedlings moist through the first two mowings. This grass loves sun but will also tolerate some shade. It is durable for foot traffic and somewhat durable with pets. The bag I ordered in September was tested in June, so very new. The bag is 45% K31 and the rest is other matter such as the Penkoted coating which is a propriety way of coating the seeds to protect them from fungus and ensure good germination.
by SteveVA
Weeds, not recommended
Trust the bad reviews. I’ve not had one weed in my yard all year. I aerated and seeded with this and like others have said I am now over run with clover and other weeds. Do not use this product. If there were zero stars I would award that.
by Tpav
Response from Pennington TeamDec 4, 2020
Hi Tpav, We certainly wouldn't expect this product to cause an experience like this, so we'd like to chat further with you about this. When you have a moment, please give our consumer care center a call at 1-800-285-7333. Thank you. pennington
1 person found this helpful
Sprouted in 5 Days!
I seeded using Pennington on a Monday with lawn soil and by Saturday we already had baby grass. Excited to see how the lawn progresses. I dont think everyone will have these same results because it’s mid-September 2020 and we had a week of rain. Also i used the entire 40 lb bag on a postage stamp yard less than 200 sqft. First i pull weeds and thatch, then till, seed, till, water, soil, rake, seed, rake, soil, seed and water. Bare spots on my lawn are lush and green after just one week!
by SFNF
Response from Pennington TeamDec 7, 2020
Awesome to hear! Thank you for sharing your review. pennington
2 people found this helpful
My yard was totally turned to hard clay packed dirt...
My yard was totally turned to hard clay packed dirt after two years of dog activity. I now have a full yard of bright green grass. Now must find a good solution to keep the dogs on their side of the fence.
by csb
Wonderful fast growing grass.
Reseeded the front lawn. It took off so well. Will have to reseed the upper part due to heavy down pours. This help my erosion problem also.
by 10e
It’s been 10 days since I put these 2 bags of seeds, not a single piece of grass came out. Follow...
It’s been 10 days since I put these 2 bags of seeds, not a single piece of grass came out. Followed all directions for overseeding including some bare spots. After dethatching (rented power rake from home depot) and cover with thin layer of topsoil...no results
by Ali
2 people found this helpful
We needed a winter grass to secure dirt work
We did a bunch of dirt work in our backyard for drainage problems. It destroyed the grass. We needed to secure the dirt from new rains. This seed grew faster than expected, even though a cold front came through and it was below 60°. It is now very thick and lush in January
by Winter in Texas
Response from penningtonpwrJan 30, 2020
Hi Winter, We're so happy to hear you love our product. Thank you for providing us with your feedback.
I planted this grass 17 days ago, used starter fertilizer, watered it daily, and it didn't grow.
I planted this grass 17 days ago, used starter fertilizer, watered it daily, and it didn't grow.
by Jim
1 person found this helpful
Did not get any results I will not purchase again
Did not get any results I will not purchase again
by Barb
2 people found this helpful
Doesn't grow well when just sown onto existing grass or dirt. I covered mine with generous amount...
Doesn't grow well when just sown onto existing grass or dirt. I covered mine with generous amounts of manure and it grew great. Didn't last through the winter well though.
by alfdan2000
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