JONATHAN GREEN BLACK BEAUTY ORIGINAL 50#

$209.99
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Jonathan Green’s Black Beauty® Original Grass Seed contains our most drought-tolerant turf grasses that blend into and improve any lawn. The Black Beauty® breakthrough in turfgrass breeding led to the creation of a new family of elite turf-type tall fescues that are naturally darker green in color, uniform in leaf texture, will not shred when mown and will thrive even under adverse growing conditions. This seed germinates in 10-14 days.

  • Extensive root system that can grow up to 4-feet deep
  • Plant leaves possess an invisible waxy coating, like the skin on an apple, that preserves plant moisture and shields the grass blades from disease
  • Thickens and strengthens any sunny or shady lawn
  • Tested and proven by sod growers on sod farms across the USA

Prepare:

  • Mow – Mow the lawn at the lowest mower setting before seeding to allow seed to reach the soil.
  • Rake  Rake over the existing grass with a metal rake to remove the thatch layer and any debris to loosen the soil.  Add additional topsoil to fill in holes and level the ground.  
  • Check soil pH level – Have a soil test taken to check your soil’s pH level. Optimum soil pH should be between 6.2 to 7.0.  For a pH below 6.2 use Jonathan Green MAG-I-CAL® Plus for Acidic & Hard Soil to rapidly increase pH. If the pH is above 7.0 use MAG-I-CAL® Plus for Alkaline & Hard Soil to rapidly decrease the soil pH.

Seed:

  • When to apply – The best time to apply seed is mid-August to mid-October while the ground is still warm and the nights are cooler. Mid-March through mid-May is the next best time to plant, when the soil temperature reaches 55º+ Fahrenheit and the temperature of the air stays consistently warm.
  • Spread seed – Apply half of the seed with a rotary spreader in one direction (north to south) and the remainder in the opposite direction (east to west). It is beneficial to spread a new seeding fertilizer that is high in phosphorus at this time as well.
  • Rake seed – Rake lightly into the ground with a metal rake. Walk with light, even footsteps on the seedbed to firm the soil around the seed. Do not bury the seed more than one fourth of an inch deep.  

Maintain:

  • Water – For best germination, water daily to keep the seedbed moist. Continue watering regularly for a few weeks until the grass plants reach a height of 2 – 2.5 inches. 
  • Mow – Begin mowing when the new grass has reached a height of 3 – 4 inches. Make sure the mower has sharp blades. Be careful not to scalp the lawn, low mowing will stress the root system and encourage the growth of weeds. 
  • 5 lb Bag
    • Overseeding – Seeds up to 1,500 sq ft
    • New Lawns  – Seeds up to 750 sq ft.
  • 15 lb Bag
    • Overseeding – Seeds up to 4,500 sq. ft.
    • New Lawns  – Seeds up to 2,250 sq. ft.
  • 25 lb Bag
    • Overseeding – Seeds up to 7,500 sq. ft.
    • New Lawns  – Seeds up to 3,750 sq. ft.
  • 50 lb Bag
    • Overseeding – Seeds up to 15,000 sq. ft.
    • New Lawns  – Seeds up to 7,500 sq. ft.

Grass Type:  Tall Fescues

Grass Color:  Dark green

Recommended Planting Months:  Cool season grasses only

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

Sun Tolerance:  Excellent

Shade Tolerance:  Good

Light Requirements:  Full sun to partial shade (4 – 8 hours of sun)

Drought Tolerance:  Excellent

Insect & Disease Resistance:  Good

High Traffic Tolerance:  Good

Planting Depth:  ¼ inches

Germination Time:  10 – 14 days

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