Smart Blend

The first product from Pennington to combine water-saving Smart Seed® with a nitrogen fertilizer. Grows grass that requires up to 30% less water year after year versus ordinary seed.

  • Contains Smart Seed drought tolerant premium grass seed and fertilizer
  • Smart Blend’s fertilizer keeps nitrogen stable in the soil, ensuring it’s available to plants immediately and for up to 8 weeks after planting
  • Requires up to 30% less water year after year vs. ordinary grass seed
  • Contains Pennington’s exclusive MYCO Advantage® technology which helps grass grow deep, dense roots
  • Contains Pennington’s exclusive Penkoted®  technology which protects the seed from deadly fungus, giving the seed a better chance to grow
  • Available exclusively at Costco

Seed Planting Zones

Planting Specifications

Daily Light Required:


Full sun to med shade (4-8 hrs of sun)

Sun Tolerance:



Shade Tolerance:



Grass Color:


Dark green

Grass Texture:



Drought Tolerance:


Very good

Disease Resistance:



Traffic Tolerance:



Planting Zones:


Eastern part of zone 7

Recommended Planting Dates:


Early spring or early fall

Planting Rates:


New Lawns: 6 lbs/1,000 sq ft


Overseeding: 3 lbs/1,000 sq ft

Planting Depth:


No more than ¼”



7-14 days

Mowing Height:



Planting & Growing Instructions

New Seeding
Prepare the soil by tilling to a depth of 4-6 inches. Conduct a soil test to be sure your soil has the proper nutrients it needs for a healthy lawn. Apply fertilizer and soil amendments, such as lime or gypsum, at the recommended rates. If you are unable to conduct a soil test, apply a complete lawn fertilizer according to the recommended rates on the packages. Work fertilizer or soil amendments evenly into the soil, then rake the soil surface smooth to give the seed an ideal bed in which to establish healthy roots. Sow the grass seed by evenly spreading according to the recommended seeding rates. Rake, harrow, or otherwise work the seed into the soil ⅛" deep. Keep the area well watered until the seeds germinate and the seedlings have grown sufficiently to establish a lawn, then water as needed.

Overseeding or Re-Seeding

Before overseeding, it is important to prepare the soil. Conduct a soil test to be sure your lawn has the proper balance of nutrients. Fertilize and add soil amendments if needed. Mow or clip the existing grass as closely as possible. Remove clippings and rake, harrow lightly, or aerate the soil where there is existing lawn. This will allow the new seed to make contact with the soil. Sow the seed and gently rake to cover. Keep the lawn moist until seedlings are established, then water as needed.

Undesirable Lawns
Rid your lawn of undesirable grasses following the steps below so that you can establish a desirable lawn:

  • During any growing season, spray the established undesirable turf with a non-selective herbicide labeled for lawn use. Follow the directions on the label.
  • After the lawn turns brown, continue with your seeding program as outlined above. Be sure to start with a soil test or a soil amendment, such as fertilizer.

Improving Bare Spots
Mow your lawn closely, then remove leaves, dead grass, etc. Rake, harrow lightly, or aerate the bare spots to prepare the seedbed. Conduct a soil test to be sure the soil has the proper balance of nutrients. Fertilize and add soil amendments if needed.

Where to Buy

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