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Ultimate Plus Active Lawn

Create a lawn that can stand up to heavy traffic and still look lush and green with Pennington Ultimate Plus Active Areas. This premium pre-mixed product combines a nitrogen-rich fertilizer with resilient, traffic-tolerant grass varieties chosen for their ability to thrive in active areas with medium shade to full sun. You'll enjoy a finely textured, well-nourished, rich green lawn that resists drought and disease—and stands up to heavy use you send its way.

  • Specially formulated to grow a durable, lush, green turf in high traffic areas
  • Accurately pre-mixed grass seed plus fertilizer
  • Fertilizer available to plants immediately and up to 8 weeks after planting

Bare Spots / New Grass: Remove debris, then rake the soil to loosen and smooth the top layer. Overseeding: Same instructions as above but start by mowing existing grass as short as possible.

Spread the seed evenly using a drop, rotary or hand-held spreader according to the spreader settings. Rake gently to work your seed & fertilizer into the soil.

The most important step! Keep the soil moist! Water daily (twice a day if you have to) until grass sprouts and reaches about 3" tall.

Additional Care Tips
Once your grass is 1/3 taller than the recommended mowing height you may being mowing it. Avoid removing more than 1/3 of the total grass blade length at any single mowing to keep your grass thick. Increase your mowing height in the summer months to reduce grass stress.

Applying weed control products to grass prior to seeding can affect the seeds' ability to grow. Be sure to read and follow all manufacturer's recommendations and application instructions prior to applying any weed control products and prior to seedling. Additionally, do not apply any weed control products to newly seeded areas until grass is established and has been mowed at least 3 or 4 times. Once newly seeded areas are established, you can begin a regular feeding schedule.

Seed Planting Zone

Daily Light Required: Full sun to partial shade

Sun Tolerance: Very Good

Shade Tolerance: Moderate

Drought Tolerance: Very Good

Disease Resistance: Excellent

Traffic Tolerance: Very Good

Planting Zones: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Recommended Planting Dates: Early spring or early fall

Planting Rates:

  • Bare Spots / New Lawn: 12 lbs./1,000 sq ft
  • Overseeding: 4lbs/1,000 sq ft

Planting Depth: ¼”

Germination: 7-14 days

Mowing Height: 3"


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