Bluegrass will take a great deal of shade and the fescue will allow the bluegrass to remain viable (the fescue will prop up the bluegrass). In Southern Arkansas, this will do okay, but better to the north.
- Produces a dense tightly-knit, dark green lawn all season long
- Contains self spreading, heat tolerant Kentucky Bluegrass varieties
- Repairs itself with rhizomes which grow and spread into damaged/bare or thinning areas
- Contains improved heat and drought resistant Tall Fescue varieties
- Exceptional disease resistance varieties
- Prefers medium-textured soils with moderate to high fertility, but will adapt to a wide variety of soil conditions
- Mixture preferred by professional sod growers to produce a dense, luxurious lawn
- Contain Pennington’s exclusive MYCO Advantage™ technology
- Contains Pennington’s exclusive Penkote® technology
Daily Light Required: Full sun to medium shade (4-8 hours of daily sun)
Sun Tolerance: Excellent
Shade Tolerance: Moderate
Grass Color: Dark green
Grass Texture: Fine
Drought Tolerance: Excellent
Disease Resistance: Very good
Traffic Tolerance: Very good
Planting Zones:1,2,3,5,6,7,8, upper parts of zones 9 & 12
Recommended Planting Dates: Early spring or early fall
Planting Rate: New Lawns: 8 lbs/1,000 sq ft; Overseeding: 4 lbs/1,000 sq ft
Planting Depth: 1/8 to 1/4”
Germination: 7-21 days
Mowing Height: 2”-3””
- 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 lime at the recommended rates. If you are unable to conduct a soil test, apply lime and a complete lawn fertilizer according to the recommended rates on the packages.
- Work lime and fertilizer 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 1/8″ 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 lime 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.
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 complete lawn 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 lime if needed.