Pennington Smart Seed Perennial Ryegrass

  • One of the easiest types of grass to establish with fast germination
  • Produces a fine textured lawn that maintains its color into winter
  • Cool season perennial grass
  • Produces a premium, lush green turf
  • Good traffic tolerance and insect and disease resistance
  • Requires less watering and mowing than common Perennial and Annual Ryegrass varieties
  • Contains Pennington’s exclusive MYCO Advantage technology
  • Contains Pennington’s exclusive Penkote 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:

    Permanent Lawn: 1, upper 3, 4, upper 5, 6, 7
    Winter Overseeding: Lower 2, lower 5, lower 8, 9, 11, 12

    Seed Planting Zones
    Daily Light Required: Full sun to light shade (6-8 hrs of sun)

    Sun Tolerance: Very good

    Shade Tolerance: Moderate

    Grass Color: Dark green

    Grass Texture: Fine

    Drought Tolerance: Good

    Disease Resistance: Excellent

    Traffic Tolerance: Excellent

    Planting Zones: See planting zones

    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: 7-10 days

    Mowing Height: 3”