Scotts Classic Grass Seed Dense Shade Mix

Scotts Classic Grass Seed Dense Shade Mix

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Product Overview

Scotts Classic Grass Seed Dense Shade Mix is a special grass seed formulation with the ability to grow with as little as 4 hours of sunlight. The grass seed in this product are uncoated for quick growth and strong roots. This grass seed mix will provide the lawn with 99% weed-free growth within 6 to 14 days and is available in a 3 lb. bag which covers 1,500 square feet which makes it an affordable choice.

Features and Specs

For use in Around or Under Dense Trees
Application Fall and spring are the best times to plant grass seed, because seed germinates best when temperatures are between 60 degrees F and 80 degrees F
Pet safe Yes, if followed as directed on the label
Coverage Area A 3 lb. bag can cover up to 1,500 square feet for reseeding and 650 square feet for a new lawn
Shipping Weight 3.10 lbs
Manufacturer Scotts (Mfg. Number: 17290)
UPC 032247172905



  1. PREP
  • Bare Soil: Loosen top layer of soil.
  • Dead Grass/Thin Area: Rake area and remove dead grass.
  • For best results, add a thin layer of Scotts Turf Builder LawnSoil before applying seed.

     2. APPLY

  • Small Area: Spread by hand or with a Scotts handheld spreader.
  • Large Area: Apply using a specially designed Scotts spreader.
  • After seeding, apply Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass to boost your seed's performance for a thicker lawn that comes in quicker. Lightly rake to move the seed and fertilizer into the soil.

     3. WATER

  • Keep the soil surface moist until the seedlings reach 2 inches tall.

     4. CARE

  • Seed will begin to grow in 6 to 14 days. You can mow the seedlings when they reach 3 inches in height. Do not apply a weed control product until after at least four mowings.

Spreader settings

Scotts Broadcast / Rotary Spreader - (Turf Builder Edgeguard Mini, Basic, Standard, Deluxe Edgeguard, Edgeguard DLX, Lawn Pro & Speedy Green) - Set to 9 for Reseeding. Set to 15 for New Lawn/Bare Spots.

Scotts Drop Spreaders - (AccuGreen, Classic Drop) - Set to 9 for Reseeding and Go Over Twice. Set to 15 for New Lawn/Bare Spots.

Scotts Hand-Held Spreaders - Set to 5 for Reseeding, 5* New Lawn/Bare Spots

* Go over lawn twice

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What varieties are included in the Scotts Classic Grass Seed Dense Shade Mix?

For example, 'Navigator' is a variety of creeping red fescue.


Scotts Classic Grass Seed Dense Shade Mix contains the following cool season seed mix:

29.11% Brightstar SLT Perennial Ryegrass

23.55% Charger II Perennial Ryegrass

14.75% Appalachian Kentucky Bluegrass

14.67% Wendy Jean Creeping Red Fescue

14.58% Shadow III Chewings Fescue

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