One Step Complete Dense Shade

Put bare spots, pet-damaged areas and thin lawns behind you in just two weeks or less* ' even in challenging areas that get more shade than sun ' with Pennington One Step Complete Dense Shade. This all-in-one mulch, seed and fertilizer product provides everything you need for quick and easy lawn repairs on your way to a thicker, lusher, spot-free lawn.

  • Repairs bare spots in two weeks or less*
  • Combination premium Smart Seed grass seed and professional-grade fertilizer and mulch
  • Formulated with grasses that thrive in areas receiving less sunlight
  • Grows beautiful, healthy, thick grass
  • Improved disease resistance
  • If the bare spot was caused by dog urine, be sure to water thoroughly prior to planting. Flushing the area will dilute the concentrated salts and help the seed fully establish.
  • Contains Pennington's exclusive Penkoted technology to ensure better plant growth
*Subject to proper growing condition


Daily Light Required: Heavy shade (2-4 hrs sun)

Sun Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Excellent

Grass Color: Medium to dark green

Grass Texture: Fine

Drought Tolerance: Moderate

Disease Resistance: Very good

Traffic Tolerance: Moderate

Planting Zones: A - M

Recommended Planting Dates: Early spring to early fall

Planting Rates:
  • New Lawns: Optimal Results: 1 cup/sq. ft.
  • Overseeding: Extended Results (up to 25% damage): 1 lb./15 sq. ft.

Planting Depth: No more than 1/4"

Germination: 7-14 days

Mowing Height: 21/4"–3"

Planting Zones: A - M


Remove debris, then rake the soil to loosen and smooth the top layer.

For optimal results: Spread seeding mix approximately 1 cup/sq.ft. everywhere healthy beautiful grass is desired.
For extended results for grass up to 25% damage: Spread seeding mix approximately 1 cup/15 sq.ft. everywhere healthy beautiful grass is desired.

Keep the soil moist by watering daily (twice a day, if needed) until grass sprouts and reaches about 3” tall. The wood mulch turns a darker color when properly watered. Once it turns a lighter color, it’s time to water again.

Check out planting tips from our blog! How to Plant Grass Seed and How to Repair Bare Spots in Your Lawn.