Overcome your lawn's lack of sun and enjoy thick, beautiful grass with Pennington Smart Seed Dense Shade. This premium mix of cool-season perennial grasses contains varieties especially selected for superior shade tolerance in your growing region. Even when lawn areas receive as little as two to four hours of daily sun, you can transform thin, struggling grass to lush, green lawn.
Daily Light Required: Medium to heavy shade (2-4 hrs sun)
Sun Tolerance: Low
Shade Tolerance: Excellent
Grass Color: Medium to dark green
Grass Texture: Fine
Drought Tolerance: Good
Disease Resistance: Very good
Traffic Tolerance: Moderate
Planting Zones: All
Recommended Planting Dates: Early spring or early fall
Planting Depth: ¼”
Germination: 7-10 days
Mowing Height: 2 ½”-3”
Grows best in the shaded area.
For shady lawns.
Needs 2 to 4 hours of daily sun.
Plant in early Spring or Fall, when temperatures are between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
STEP 1: PREPARE
Remove debris, then rake the soil to loosen and smooth the top layer.
STEP 2: APPLY
Spread the seed evenly using a spreader. For new lawns, apply a starter fertilizer. Rake gently to work your seed & fertilizer into the soil.
STEP 3: WATER
This is the most important step! Keep the soil moist by watering daily (twice a day if you have to) until grass sprouts and reaches about 3” tall.