Jonathan Green’s Black Beauty® Sunny Grass Seed

Product Description

Jonathan Green’s Black Beauty® Sunny Grass Seed

Contains turfgrass varieties that perform best in full sun growing conditions due to their ability to tolerate heat and great drought resistance. This grass mix performs particularly well on slopes where water runs off and in lawns with a southern exposure.  Germinates in 7 – 14 days.


Coverage & Pricing:


1 lb Bag - $9.98 - Overseeding – Seeds up to 850 sq. ft. -- New Lawns – Seeds up to 425 sq. ft.

3 lb Bag - $21.98 -
Overseeding – Seeds up to 2,250 sq. ft. -- New Lawns – Seeds up to 1,275 sq. ft.

7 lb Bag - $49.98 -
Overseeding – Seeds up to 5,950 sq. ft. -- New Lawns – Seeds up to 2,975 sq. ft.


25 lb Bag - $149.98 - Overseeding - Seeds up to 21,250 sq. ft. -- New Lawns - Seeds up to 10,625 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 & Hard Soil to rapidly increase pH.  If the pH is above 7.0 use MAG-I-CAL® Plus for Alkaline & 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.

    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.


    Grass Type: Perennial Rye, Kentucky Bluegrass, and Tall Fescue

    Grass Color: Dark green

    Recommended Planting Months: For cool-season grasses

    Mid-August through mid-October

    Mid-March through mid-May

    Sun Tolerance: Excellent

    Shade Tolerance: Fair

    Light Requirements: Full sun - can tolerate light shade

    Drought Tolerance: Excellent

    Insect and Disease Resistance: Good

    High Traffic Tolerance: Good

    Planting Depth: ¼ inches

    Germination Time: 7 – 14 days


    Click the link to the Jonathan Green Product Page and navigate to the Spreader Settings tab for recommended spreader settings.