Black Beauty Dense Shade Grass Seed | Jonathan Green

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Black Beauty Dense Shade is a premium grass seed mixture specially designed to grow in medium to densely shaded lawn areas. It provides an attractive, dark-green, deeply-rooted lawn that competes quite well against trees with thick canopies and large roots. Black Beauty Dense Shade contains natural insect and disease-resistant varieties that should germinate in 14 - 21 days.

Black Beauty varieties contain a waxy leaf coating to preserve moisture, have a uniform growth habit, and are grown by leading sod growers across the United States.


  • Germinates and establishes quickly
  • Has been proven to grow where other shady lawn seed mixtures have failed
  • Perfect for use around mature trees and shrubs where the penetration of sunlight is limited
  • Improved turfgrass varieties possessing beneficial endophytes for natural insect and disease resistance

Product Specifications:

Coverage: 3 lb Bag

  • Overseeding - Seeds up to 1,800 sq. ft.
  • New Lawns - Seeds up to 900 sq. ft.

Coverage: 7 lb Bag

  • Overseeding - Seeds up to 4,200 sq. ft.
  • New Lawns - Seeds up to 2,100 sq. ft.

Coverage: 25 lb Bag

  • Overseeding - Seeds up to 15,000 sq. ft.
  • New Lawns - Seeds up to 7,500 sq. ft.

    Grass Type: Tall and Fine Fescues, Perennial Rye, & Kentucky Bluegrass

    Color: Dark green

    Recommended Planting Months: For cool-season grasses

    • Mid-August through mid-October
    • Mid-March through mid-May Sun

    Tolerance: Good

    Shade Tolerance: Excellent

    Light Requirements: Partial sun to shade (4 - 5 hours of sun)

    Drought Tolerance: Excellent

    Insect & Disease Resistance: Good

    High Traffic Tolerance: Good

    Planting Depth: ¼ inch

    Germination Time: 10 - 14 days

    Shipping Information: 

    Shipping Costs

    Price does NOT include shipping, will be calculated at check out.

    NO P.O. Boxes

    State Restrictions

    Alaska (AK), and Hawaii (HI)


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    Typical Delivery Time

    4 - 7 business days

    Product Type

    Grass Seed 

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