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Smart Seed 3 lbs. Sun and Shade North Grass Seed

  • Ideal for sunny to moderately shady areas
  • Smart Seed formula is drought, heat and disease resistant
  • Covers up to 1,000 sq. ft. with 7-14 day seed germination
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Pennington Smart Seed Sun & Shade

Pennington Smart Seed Sun & Shade

Grow a beautiful, thick lawn that thrives in areas that receive full sun to medium shade. This premium, pure-bred grass seed establishes quickly and produces a fine-bladed, lower maintenance lawn.

Pennington Smart Seed Sun & Shade Water Less

Water Less

Smart Seed Sun & Shade is drought tolerant, saving you up to 30% more water year after year versus ordinary grass seed.

Pennington Smart Seed Sun & Shade Penkoted Technology Protects Seeds

Penkoted Technology Protects Seeds

Pennington's Penkoted technology protects the seed from deadly fungus to give it a better chance to grow.

Pennington Smart Seed Dense Shade How to Apply

How to Apply

Follow these guidelines for lush, thick grass.

Pennington Smart Seed Sun & Shade Preparation

Prepare

NEW GRASS: Remove debris, then rake the soil to loosen and smooth the top layer. OVERSEEDING/THIN AREAS: Same instructions as above but start by mowing existing grass as short as possible.

Pennington Smart Seed Dense Shade Application

Apply

Spread the seed evenly using a drop, rotary or hand-held spreader according to package directions. Lay down a starter fertilizer to help the seedlings grow healthy and strong. Rake gently to work your seed & fertilizer into the soil.

Pennington Smart Seed Dense Shade Water

Water

Keep the soil moist! Water daily (twice a day if you have to) until grass sprouts and reaches about 3 inches tall. After establishment, Smart Seed premium grass seed will require up to 30% less water year after year vs. ordinary seed.

Pennington Smart Seed Dense Shade Where it Grows

Where It Grows

Northern, transition, and Southern zones

Pennington Smart Seed Dense Shade Light Requirements

Light Requirements

Full sun to medium shade (4 to 8 hours of daily sun)

Pennington Smart Seed Dense Shade Seedling Emergence

Seedling Emergence

7 to 14 days

Pennington Smart Seed Dense Shade Traffic Tolerance

Traffic Tolerance

Good

Pennington Smart Seed Dense Shade Drought Tolerance

Drought Tolerance

Very Good

Pennington Smart Seed Dense Shade Planting Rate

Planting Rate

New Grass: 9 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. Overseeding: 3 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.

Grow a beautiful, thick lawn that thrives in sunny and moderately 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 thick, fine-bladed, dark blue-green lawn
  • Best for full sun to medium shade (4-hours to 8-hours of sun per day)
  • Covers up to 1,000 sq. ft. for overseeding and approximately 500 sq. ft. for a new lawn
  • Germinates in 7-days to 14-days
  • Recommended for the following states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
  • Not recommended for use in warm season lawns

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Specifications

Dimensions

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
1000
Product Depth (in.)
3.142
Product Height (in.)
11
Product Size
3.142 LB-Pound
Product Width (in.)
7.5

Details

Drought Tolerant
Yes
Grass Seed Use
New Lawn,Overseeding
Grass Type
Sun and Shade
Landscape Supply Type
Accessory
Organic
No
Product Weight (lb.)
3
Region
Appalachians,Mideast Central,Midwest,Northeast Central
Returnable
180-Day
Seed Type
Grass
Traffic/Wear Tolerance Level
Bright Light

Questions & Answers

31Questions53Answers

Is this grass a thick blade or a fine blade?

Asked by Keithp April 1, 2018
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I see it as more of a fine blade

When is a good time to plant this so that it’s ready for a beautiful summer lawn?

Asked by Outsider January 6, 2019
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The previous fall or early spring

is it all rye grass types or does it have blue grass and fescue too

Asked by dan June 28, 2018
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It says it's a blend on the package.

Are there any chemicals or fertilizers in this seed that is dangerous to pets?

Asked by Butch April 26, 2018
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Contact the manufacturer. When seeding it is best to cover the seed lightly with straw and water often-and keep foot and pet traffic off

Can you plant now in august in Austin texas

Asked by Susan August 1, 2019
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I live in Austin, and have a large section of lawn that is 100% shade, heavy shade, ZERO sun... this worked for me. It will work in Austin, just need to be Dense Shade like the description says.

How tall does this grass grow? I’m looking for a no mow low height seed mix.

Asked by Cat September 18, 2020
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This is a turf-type tall fescue and will not look good unmowed. For no-mow grass, your best option is an all fine-fescue mix, so only hard fescue, chewings fescue, creeping red fescue, and sheep fescue in the mix. Legacy Fine Fescue Mix is one of the best options on the market. For it to be successful you need to completely kill the existing vegetation with glyphosate or ammonium nonaoate (don't use pre-mixed for this) and then plant the fescue mix at no less than 6lbs per 1,000 square feet of area. Plant in early fall, keep it moist for 3 weeks, mow frequently until winter, and then in the future you can leave it unmowed or only mow it twice a year.

Will the grass die in the winter

Asked by Markeefe April 9, 2019
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No, it is perennial

What is the recommended method for applying this seed to existing turf with majority bare spots?

Asked by stumpy April 20, 2018
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Broadcast at the overseeding rate then spread more on bare spots by hand

Should this be planted in cool spring weather or warm spring weather?

Asked by Warren February 22, 2018
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Cool spring weather. Fall is always better though

Package photo says water 1'' per week when established. That is 4'' per month, almost 2000 gall...

Asked by Alexander November 8, 2019
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n/a

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Customer wanted to fill-in a bare space under a tree. Filled-in with topsoil and hand planted the seed. First time using Pennington brand. Very happy with the results!! Watered twice daily and saw sprouts at 7 days. Picture is at 10 days. Was curious to see if the seed would sprout so early in the season (late August). Daytime temps in the 90's with lows in the 60's. Will definitely buy Pennington again.
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All crab grass and some fast growing weeds. Wish i could add photos because its taking over the lawn.
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Flippin awesome!
Worked exactly like I wanted!!! Now I have grass where there was only dirt or mud before. Couldn’t be happier!
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It worked but took longer than expected. I planted the seeds and watered the lawn everyday. Sprouts showed at the 7th day. They are pretty tall now but kind of thin.
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INCONSISTENT - Earlier this year (Mar/Apr, 2019) I bought a 7 LB bad of this product, Pennington sun and shade grass seed from Home Depot in Leavenworth, KS. I was planning on using it to fill a few bare spots in my yard but never got around to it. This bag sat in the garage, unopened, until last Sunday (Sep 8, 2019). On Sep 6 and 7, I had a french drain installed in my yard to fix a pooling problem and decided to use this seed to get grass growing again along the new drain. It was quite a long drain and this bag covered only half of it. So I went back to Home Depot and bought a 20 LB bag of the same seed (Pennington sun and shade), and finished covering the drain. I covered it all with a thin layer of straw and have been keeping it moist ever since. The seed from the first bag (the small one) sprouted this last Saturday (Sep 14) and is growing very well at this time. But, the second (newer) bag hasn't done anything. The conditions are identical (amount of sun and water) between the two. See the pictures attached, you can easily see where I changed bags. All grass was planted the same day and has been kept under the same conditions. Pennington's customer service is horrible. After first noticing that the new seed was not doing anything while the older seed was thriving, I contacted their customer service by email. After 4 days, I still have not heard from them despite receiving an email stating they would be in contact with me soon. I finally took the seed back to home depot who promptly returned my money. Pennington, please don't bother to respond with your canned reply of, "Thanks for letting us know. Hearing about your experience is important to us. We hope you'll consider giving us a call at 1-800-285-7333 so we can learn more." I have already moved on to "greener pastures" with a local company with reliable seed.
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Bought a few bags of this and ruined my lawn as well as neighbors. It spread all kinds of weeds ...
Bought a few bags of this and ruined my lawn as well as neighbors. It spread all kinds of weeds mostly crabgrass. We had to hire professional service to get rid of weeds and took us close to $500. Hate it.
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Response from Pennington TeamOctober 8, 2018
Hi - We apologize for your negative experience with our product. Please contact our customer service department toll-free at 1-800-285-7333 so we may assist you further. Thank you. pennington
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Every year I take care of my lawn myself instead of paying a gardener. I decided to give Pennington Smart Seed 7 lb. Tall Fescue PC Grass Seed a shot in filling in the bare spots on my lawn. Very easy instructions to follow could not have been easier. Just raked of the dead grass and bare spots, wet the areas down, seeded, covered lightly with peat moss and watered at least once a day to keep the seed moist. In a little over a week the new grass started showing. By the end of the second week the areas were filled in with thin blades of grass and growing rapidly. Fully satisfied with the results so far and only see the results getting better. Highly recommend it.
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I’ve tried seeding before with a different brand, but I didn’t follow instructions 100% and didn’t get good results. This time I made sure to clean the area and loosen the dirt with a rake. I spread the seeds by hand and then raked a bit more to mix them into the ground. Two weeks went by and I’m already seeing small thin grass emerging from the ground. Granted not all seeds sprouted, but in order for it to work at all it requires good prep, water, good soil, patience and perfect mix of everything together. I don’t get a lot of sunlight where I spread these and there was enough rain lately so I didn’t have to water much. I’m happy with the results for my application.
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I usually stay away from the coated seeds because I'd rather get more seeds per pound but I got these because a specific part of my yard doesn't get a lot of rain because of the trees, fence, and in an awkward position that my sprinkler doesn't hit. These are the water smart kind that don't need as much as uncoated seeds. I've used these before and had a great experience. I'm not sure why others didn't have the same. I removed a patch of firewood from part of my yard and there was nothing alive under it. I loosened the soil and mixed in the seeds. I kept the ground wet by watering it whenever it was dry. Sometimes 2 or 3 times a day. After 3 days I started seeing growth meaning they germinated immediately. The pictures below are from 7 days after planting them. This is inline with what they are supposed to do. I don't know why others are having problems.
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Dense Shade Grass Seed. Used this seed for re-seeding large spots of dead or foreign grass. Thi...
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Dense Shade Grass Seed. Used this seed for re-seeding large spots of dead or foreign grass. This area is also in the shade most of the day so I'm hoping this seed works well. From planting to a grass height of 1/2 inch (see picture) took 11 days. First I scrapped off the dead grass down to the soil and than loosened up the soil. Mixed in a good amount of grass seed and added a thin layer of top soil. Added another layer of seed and patted it down so the seed would not blow away in the wind. Gave the area a good soaking once a day.
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