Pennington Smart Seed Kentucky Bluegrass Grass Seed and Fertilizer Mix

For many lawn owners in the United States, Kentucky bluegrass is synonymous with the ideal lawn. Resistant to disease and traffic, Pennington Smart Seed Kentucky Bluegrass Blend provides dense, lush, and durable grass that is sure to impress your neighbors.

This Kentucky bluegrass grass seed blend is resistant to disease and traffic and contains just the right amount of fertilizer to help your lawn succeed. In areas of your lawn that receive 4 to 6 hours of sun daily, plant Pennington Smart Seed Kentucky Bluegrass Blend in the early spring or early fall and see results in 15 to 30 days.  A 3-pound bag covers up to 2,000 square feet for overseeding an existing lawn and 1,000 square feet for starting a new lawn from scratch. 

What makes Smart Seed smart? It’s our industry-leading innovation. Pennington's NexGen Turf Research is the largest private grass seed research facility in the United States. We lead the industry in developing top-performing, water-conserving, sustainable seed. Once established, our purebred, drought-tolerant Smart Seed grass requires up to 30 percent less water than ordinary grass seed. That's year after year, for the life of your lawn. Plus, our advanced, fertilizer-enhanced seed coat technology speeds establishment and promotes greener grass. Born from Pennington innovation and NexGen breeding and research, Smart Seed brings you better seed, better sustainability and better results.


Daily Light Required: 4-6 Hours of Sun

Sun Tolerance: Very Good

Shade Tolerance: Good

Grass Texture: Medium Fine

Drought Tolerance: Good

Disease Resistance: Very good

Traffic Tolerance: Excellent

Planting Zones: A, C, D, E, F, G, I

Recommended Planting Dates: Early Spring or Early Fall

Planting Rates:

  • New Lawns: 3 lbs/1,000 sq ft
  • Overseeding: 1.5 lbs/1,000 sq ft
  • Planting Depth: ¼”
Germination: 15-30 days

Mowing Height: 3”


Planting Zones: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I


Step 1: Prepare
For Bare Spots/New Lawns:
Remove debris, then rake the soil to loosen and smooth the top layer.  

For Overseeding/Thin Areas:
Start by mowing existing grass as short as possible followed by removing debris.  Then rake the soil to loosen and smooth the top layer.  

Step 2: Apply
Spread the seed evenly using a drop, rotary or hand-held spreader according to the recommended spreader settings.  Rake gently to work your seed & fertilizer in though the soil.  

Step 3: Water
Keep the soil moist by watering daily as needed until grass sprouts and reaches about 3" tall.