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Pennington Smart Seed Tall Fescue Grass Seed Blend Review

Fescue seed blends are the some of the hardiest grasses available. They are extremely durable in almost any climate and grow well in a variety of soil types. Fescue grasses thrive with minimal care and maintenance, all the while producing a lawn that is thick, richly colored and resilient when it comes to high levels of traffic.

Fescues are ideal for playing fields, parks and golf courses where any grass that is used must be able to withstand incredible amounts of foot traffic. They must also be able to grow and thrive in areas where partial shade is more prevalent than full sun.


Pennington Smart Seed Tall Fescue Grass Seed Blend is known for its extremely fine texture. One bag covers up to 2,500 square feet and comes with a money back guarantee. This particular seed germinates very quickly. Once it is firmly established it will fill in open areas in a relatively short period of time producing a lawn that has a very thick, carpet-like feel.

The grass is vibrant green and uniform in color. For a thicker, fuller lawn, the seed can be applied two or three times for more complete coverage. Once established, this type of Pennington Seed will continue to produce an extremely thick carpet of grass that is aptly suited for high traffic areas.


Homeowners who offered reviews of Pennington Smart Seed Tall Fescue Grass Seed Blend were generally positive in their comments. Very few had anything negative to say about the seed. The three main points that most people were impressed with were:

  • Heat resistant
  • Drought resistant
  • Disease resistant

The roots of this blend of grass tend to go very deep into the soil allowing it to be drought resistant. Being able to draw water from deep into the soil, helps to keep the plants well-hydrated and able to grow in the most extreme weather conditions. This also allows the roots to absorb many nutrients that are found in the soil.


If bare spots appear, the are must be over seeded often to ensure maximum growth and distribution. One of the reasons, bare spots may appear is that this type of seed will not establish itself very well if the ground is exceedingly hard. Clay soils, for example can be almost brick like if they are extremely dry. Excessive watering may be an option, but it can take much more than an abundance of water to make certain types of soil accommodating to this type of seed.

One of the main drawbacks of this particular seed is that when it is germinating it needs massive amounts of direct sunlight. In order to gain enough momentum in growth, ample direct sunlight must be present if the homeowner expects the seed to take hold and thrive sufficiently. Once it has established itself, however, it will continue to grow and thrive in partial shade just as well as it did in full sunlight.


The Pennington Smart Seed Tall Fescue Grass Seed Blend is very well liked according to the many positive reviews it received. Even with the few negative comments that were made about the product, the consensus remains that the product generally performs extremely well in almost any condition and soil type. It offers uniform, thick coverage that holds its color no matter what season or temperature.

It makes an ideal ground cover for lawns, parks and play areas where high traffic is often the norm. It grows quickly once it is established and fills in completely with a few short weeks. With proper care and maintenance, this particular blend of Fescue grasses makes for a very well kept and beautiful lawn.

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