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Black Beauty® Dense Shade Grass Seed


  • Germinates and establishes quickly
  • Has been proven to grow where other shady lawn seed mixtures have failed
  • Perfect for use around mature trees and shrubs where the penetration of sunlight is limited
  • Improved turfgrass varieties possessing beneficial endophytes for natural insect and disease resistance
  • Jonathan Green’s Black Beauty® Dense Shade Grass Seed contains shade tolerant Black Beauty® varieties for lawns with big shady trees, large shrubs or areas shaded by houses or other permanent structures. Black Beauty® Dense Shade contains the four families of cool-season turfgrasses: turf-type tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass and fine fescues, which creates great versatility in shady to partial sun lawns. This seed germinates in 7 to 14 days.
    • When to apply – The best time to apply seed is mid-August to mid-October while the ground is still warm and the nights are cooler. Mid-March through mid-May is the next best time to plant, when the soil temperature reaches 55ºFahrenheit and the temperature of the air stays consistently warm.
    • Spread seed – Apply half of the seed with a rotary spreader in one direction (north to south) and the remainder in the opposite direction (east to west). It is beneficial to spread a new seeding fertilizer that is high in phosphorus at this time as well.
    • Rake seed – Rake lightly into the ground with a metal rake. Walk with light, even footsteps on the seedbed to firm the soil around the seed. Do not bury the seed more than one fourth of an inch deep.  

    Maintain:

    • Water – For best germination, water daily to keep the seedbed moist. Continue watering regularly for a few weeks until the grass plants reach a height of 2 – 2.5 inches. 
    • Mow – Begin mowing when the new grass has reached a height of 3 – 4 inches. Make sure the mower has sharp blades. Be careful not to scalp the lawn, low mowing will stress the root system and encourage the growth of weeds
    • 3 lb Bag
      • Overseeding – Seeds up to 1,800 sq. ft.
      • New Lawns  – Seeds up to 900 sq. ft.
    • Grass Type:  Tall and Fine Fescues, Perennial Rye, & Kentucky Bluegrass

      Grass Color:  Dark green

      Recommended Planting Months:  For cool season grasses

      • Mid-August through mid-October
      • Mid-March through mid-May

      Sun Tolerance:  Good

      Shade Tolerance:  Excellent

      Light Requirements:  Partial sun to shade (4 – 5 hours of sun)



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