Pennington Smart Seed Fescue / Bluegrass

  • Produces a dense, tightly knit, dark green lawn all season long
  • Contains self-spreading, heat-tolerant Kentucky Bluegrass varieties
  • Repairs itself with rhizomes, which grow and spread into damaged/bare or thinning areas
  • Contains improved heat- and drought-resistant Tall Fescue varieties
  • Exceptional disease resistance varieties
  • Prefers medium-textured soils with moderate to high fertility, but will adapt to a wide variety of soil conditions
  • Mixture preferred by professional sod growers to produce a dense, luxurious lawn
  • Contains Pennington’s exclusive Penkoted® technology
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    New Seeding
    Prepare the soil by tilling to a depth of 4–6 inches. Conduct a soil test to be sure your soil has the proper nutrients it needs for a healthy lawn. Apply fertilizer and soil amendments, such as lime or gypsum, at the recommended rates. If you are unable to conduct a soil test, apply a complete lawn fertilizer according to the recommended rates on the packages. Work fertilizer or soil amendments evenly into the soil, then rake the soil surface smooth to give the seed an ideal bed in which to establish healthy roots. Sow the grass seed by evenly spreading according to the recommended seeding rates. Rake, harrow or otherwise work the seed into the soil ⅛" deep. Keep the area well-watered until the seeds germinate and the seedlings have grown sufficiently to establish a lawn, then water as needed.

    Overseeding or Reseeding
    Before overseeding, it is important to prepare the soil. Conduct a soil test to be sure your lawn has the proper balance of nutrients. Fertilize and add soil amendments if needed. Mow or clip the existing grass as closely as possible. Remove clippings and rake, harrow lightly or aerate the soil where there is existing lawn. This will allow the new seed to make contact with the soil. Sow the seed and gently rake to cover. Keep the lawn moist until seedlings are established, then water as needed.

    Undesirable Lawns
    Rid your lawn of undesirable grasses following the steps below so that you can establish a desirable lawn:
    • During any growing season, spray the established undesirable turf with a nonselective herbicide labeled for lawn use. Follow the directions on the label.
    • After the lawn turns brown, continue with your seeding program as outlined above. Be sure to start with a soil test or a soil amendment, such as fertilizer.

    Improving Bare Spots
    Mow your lawn closely, then remove leaves, dead grass, etc. Rake, harrow lightly or aerate the bare spots to prepare the seedbed. Conduct a soil test to be sure the soil has the proper balance of nutrients. Fertilize and add soil amendments if needed.

    Planting Zones: 1,5,6,7,8, parts of 2,9

    Seed Planting Zone
    Daily Light Required: Full sun to medium shade (4-8 hrs sun)

    Sun Tolerance: Excellent

    Shade Tolerance: Moderate

    Grass Color: Dark green

    Grass Texture: Fine

    Drought Tolerance: Excellent

    Disease Resistance: Very good

    Traffic Tolerance: Excellent

    Planting Zones: 1,5,6,7,8, parts of 2,9

    Recommended Planting Dates: Early spring or early fall

    Planting Rates:
    • New Lawns: 8 lbs/1,000 sq ft
    • Overseeding: 4 lbs/1,000 sq ft

    Planting Depth: No more than ¼”

    Germination: 7-21 days

    Mowing Height: 2”-3”

    Pennington Smart Seed Fescue Bluegrass grass seed

    Grows best in the shaded area.

    Pennington Smart Seed Fescue Bluegrass grass seed.

    For sunny & shady lawns.

    Needs 4 to 8 hours of daily sun.

    Pennington Smart Seed Fescue Bluegrass grass seed

    Plant in early Spring or Fall, when temperatures are between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Pennington Smart Seed Fescue Bluegrass grass seed
    Pennington Smart Seed Fescue Bluegrass grass seed

    STEP 1: PREPARE

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

    Pennington Smart Seed Fescue Bluegrass grass seed

    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.

    Pennington Smart Seed Fescue Bluegrass grass seed

    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.