Pennington Smart Seed Sun & Shade Mix Grass Seed 3 lb. is a superior grass seed mixture that provides the most versatile lawn in sunny to moderately shady areas. Smart Seed is pure-bred, drought tolerant and is specially formulated to help you grow a beautiful, healthier and thicker grass. It helps produce a fine-bladed, dark blue-green lawn. This will also help you save water up to 30% compared to ordinary grass seed. It contains MYCO Advance Technology which helps grass grow deep, dense roots because it replenish beneficial micro-organisms.
Pennington Smart Seed Sun & Shade Mix also features a unique Penkoted seed process which literally seals each seed inside a layer of material that contains fungicide, a growth stimulant and a natural insecticide. These are very important in protecting the seed in the ground because it helps enhance drought tolerance, increase seed germination, and seedling survivability. This results to a thicker, healthier strand of grass because of a stronger root system.
Bare Spots/New Grass: Remove debris, then rake the soil to loosen and smooth the top layer.
Overseeding/Thin Areas: 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 settings below. Lay down a starter fertilizer to help the seedlings grow healthy and strong. Rake gently to work your seed and fertilizer into the soil.
3. Water (Most Important Step)
Keep the soil moist. Water daily (twice a day if you have to) until grass sprouts and reaches about 2-3” tall.
Additional Care Tips:
Once your grass is 1/3 taller than the recommended mowing height you may begin mowing it.
Avoid removing more than 1/3 of the total grass blade length at any single mowing to keep your grass thick and healthy.
Increase your mowing height in 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 seeding. Additionally, do not apply any weed control products to newly seeded areas until the 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.