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Smart Seed Pennsylvania State Mixture

Take Pennsylvania's varied climate in stride with Pennington Smart Seed Pennsylvania State Mix. This premium mix of Smart Seed grasses is especially formulated to handle the state's hot, humid summers and cold, wet winters. With Pennington's exclusive Penkoted seed technology, your seed stays protected from deadly fungal disease during germination and early establishment. Seed establishes faster and experiences healthier growth on your way to a thick, lush Pennsylvania lawn.

  • Premium all purpose mix for use in sunny to moderately shady areas
  • Grows thick, healthy grass
  • Contains improved drought tolerant seed varieties with good disease and insect resistance
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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 Re-Seeding
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 non-selective 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.

Zones: Eastern part of zone 7

Seed Planting Zone

Daily Light Required: Full sun to med shade (4-8 hrs of sun)

Sun Tolerance: Good

Shade Tolerance: Moderate

Grass Color: Dark green

Grass Texture: Fine

Drought Tolerance: Very good

Disease Resistance: Good

Traffic Tolerance: Good

Planting Zones: Eastern part of zone 7

Recommended Planting Dates: Early spring or early fall

Planting Rates:

  • New Lawns: 6 lbs/1,000 sq ft
  • Overseeding: 3 lbs/1,000 sq ft

Planting Depth: No more than ¼”

Germination: 7-14 days

Mowing Height: 3”

Grows best in the shaded area.

For sunny & shady lawns.

Needs 4 to 8 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.

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