Bonide Dense Shade Grass Seed


 Bonide Dense Shade Grass Seed has selected the best grass seed varieties to use in all of their grass seed mixes including Bonide Dense Shade Grass Seed. With this mix you will be getting a self repairing, drought tolerant, disease and insect resistant lawn. This will ensure you the thick, healthy, dark green lawn you desire. You will see the Bonide Dense Shade Grass Seed start to germinate withing 10 to 21 days. The most important step to establishing a newly seeded lawn is to keep the soil moist. Lightly water the seed frequently, until grass sprouts reach 2 to 3 inches in height. It should be cut for the first time when the new grass grows to a a height of 2 1/2 to 3 inches. After the first cut, maintain at a heightor 2 to 3 inches. Keep your mower set higher in summer months to help reduce stress. Do not apply any herbicides to the new lawn until after 4 or 5 mowings.

Bonide Dense Shade Grass Seed is a blend of Fescue grass types are a variety of cool season grasses that are adapted to the transition zone of the USA and into Canada. 

The fescue grass species are easily planted with grass seed and include the sub species of broader leaved, bunching grasses named tall fescue and the group of finer leaved shorter fescue grass named Fine Fescue. Fine fescue grass species are creeping red, hard fescue, and chewings fescue.. Fescue grass varieties are drought tolerant, require less fertilizer, develop a deep root system and thus are eco friendly.

Unlike the majority of cool season grasses, Fescue grasses are shade tolerant and perform well in the lower areas of the transition zone where the season is too hot for the other cool grasses and in the area of the transition zone that is too cold in the winter for the warm season grasses.

Fescue grass seeds are also found in many seed mixtures with grass types such as Kentucky Bluegrass and Ryegrass varieties.

All of the fescue grass varieties share the same characteristics when planted in the areas of Fescue Grass Adaptation. The three dominant ones being shade tolerance, staying green all year, and having very good drought resistance. Fine Fescues are more cold and shade tolerant than Tall Fescue, but both are used through-out much of the Central to Northern USA states.

Fescue grass fills a large gap in the grass field created by the climate differences that are not fully defined by zone. Fine Fescues are readily used in mixtures with the Kentucky bluegrass varieties for summer northern lawns and with the warm season grasses in winter lawns. Both Fine and Tall Fescues can remain green all year long in the cooler climates. They usually will become dormant in the areas too hot during the summer or too cold in winter and will show a paler green color at these times. Fescue grass is also used in overseeding warm and cool grass lawns.

  • Dense shade DuraTurf mix of premium grass seed
  • Specially formulated improved turf grass varieties for dense shade areas
  • Spreads quickly to repair thin and bare spots
  • Ideal for seeding under tree cover
  • Ambrose Chewings Fescue
  • Epic Creeping Red Fescue
  • Reliant IV Hard Fescue
  • Double Time GLS Perennial Ryegrass
  • ARC Kentucky Bluegrass
  • Palmer III Perennial Ryegrass
  • Laser Poa Trivialis
Size Price Quantity
3 LB $27.95
7 LB $49.95