Jonathan Green’s Black Beauty® Shady Nooks Grass Seed is our most shade-tolerant grass seed mixture. This grass seed survives and thrives in both wet and dry shady areas where other turf grass mixtures fail. What makes this proprietary shady seed mixture so great is the unique blend of Black Beauty® turf-type tall fescues and hard fescues.
Because shady lawns receive less sunlight they perform less photosynthesis which means they require less food and do not respond well to overfeeding, especially with high nitrogen fertilizers. Use only Jonathan Green’s Seeding and Sodding Fertilizer which contains phosphorus to encourage deep root growth. This seed germinates in 10-14 days.
IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFORMATION: Typically ships in 2-3 business days! Please be sure you get the right product and know what's in the bag you are ordering. We cannot take returns of seed because we cannot resell seed that has left our possession as we do not know how it was cared for while out of our hands. (moisture, sunlight, humidity).
For the best results, follow the directions below for establishing a new lawn or overseeding an existing one.
Coverage: 3 lb Bag
7 lb Bag
25 lb Bag
Grass Type: Perennial Rye & Fine Fescues
Grass Color: Dark green
Recommended Planting Months: For cool season grasses
Sun Tolerance: Good
Shade Tolerance: Excellent
Light Requirements: Sun to dense shade (4 - 6 hours of sun)
Drought Tolerance: Excellent
Insect & Disease Resistance: Good
High Traffic Tolerance: Good
Planting Depth: ¼ inches
Germination Time: 10 - 14 days