Jonathan Green Black Beauty Dense Shade - Premium Grass Seed Mixture

Product Description

Jonathan Green’s Black Beauty® Dense Shade Grass Seed contains shade-tolerant seed varieties for lawns with big shady trees, large shrubs, or areas shaded by houses or other permanent structures.  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 14 to 21 days.


Coverage & Pricing:

1 lb Bag - $7.98 - Overseeding – Seeds up to 600 sq. ft. -- New Lawns – Seeds up to 300 sq. ft.

3 lb Bag - $21.98 - Overseeding – Seeds up to 1,800 sq. ft. -- New Lawns – Seeds up to 900 sq. ft.

7 lb Bag - $49.98 - Overseeding – Seeds up to 4,200 sq. ft. -- New Lawns – Seeds up to 2,100 sq. ft.


25 lb Bag - $129.98 - Overseeding - Seeds up to 15,000 sq. ft. -- New Lawns - Seeds up to 7,500 sq. ft.

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    For the best results, follow the directions below for establishing a new lawn or overseeding an existing one.


    Mow – Mow the lawn at the lowest mower setting before seeding to allow the seed to reach the soil.

    Rake – Rake over the existing grass with a metal rake to remove the thatch layer and any debris to loosen the soil.  Add additional topsoil to fill in holes and level the ground.

    Check soil pH level – Have a soil test taken to check your soil’s pH level.  The optimum soil pH should be between 6.2 to 7.0. For a pH below 6.2 use Jonathan Green MAG-I-CAL® Plus for Acidic and Hard Soil to rapidly increase pH.  If the pH is above 7.0 use MAG-I-CAL® Plus for Alkaline and Hard Soil to rapidly decrease the soil pH.


    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 55º+ Fahrenheit 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.


    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.


    Grass Type: Tall and Fine Fescues, Perennial Rye, and 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: Part Sun to Shade (4 – 6 hours of sun)

    Drought Tolerance: Excellent

    Insect and Disease Resistance: Good

    High Traffic Tolerance: Good

    Planting Depth: ¼ inches

    Germination Time: 14 - 21 days


    Click the link to the Jonathan Green Product Page and navigate to the Spreader Settings tab for recommended spreader settings. https://www.jonathangreen.com/product/black-beauty-dense-shade-grass-seed.html