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Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed

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Jonathan Green Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed mixture combines our most elite Black Beauty® tall fescue seed varieties with our best Kentucky bluegrass to fill in bare spots quickly and invigorate worn-out lawns. Black Beauty® Ultra also contains premium perennial ryegrass for fast germination and wear tolerance in lawns that experience heavy traffic. The Black Beauty® Ultra seed grows naturally dark-green turf and is most similar to the Black Beauty® seed mixtures that sod growers purchase from us to grow high-quality sod within one year. This seed germinates in 7-14 days.

For the best results, follow the directions below for establishing a new lawn or overseeding an existing one.  

Prepare: 

  • Mow – Mow the lawn at the lowest mower setting before seeding to allow the 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 Lawns in Acidic & Hard Soil to rapidly increase pH. If the pH is above 7.0 use Mag-I-Cal® Plus for Lawns in 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 55ºFahrenheit 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 ¼ 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

Coverage:

  • 1 lb Bag
    • Overseeding – Seeds up to 400 sq. ft.
    • New Lawns  – Seeds up to 200 sq. ft.
  • 3 lb Bag
    • Overseeding – Seeds up to 1,200 sq. ft.
    • New Lawns  – Seeds up to 600 sq. ft.
  • 7 lb Bag
    • Overseeding – Seeds up to 2,800 sq. ft.
    • New Lawns  – Seeds up to 1,400 sq. ft.
  • 25 lb Bag
    • Overseeding – Seeds up to 10,000 sq. ft.
    • New Lawns  – Seeds up to 5,000 sq. ft.

Grass Type:  Tall Fescues & Kentucky Bluegrass

Grass Color:  Dark green

Recommended Planting Months:  For cool-season grasses

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

Sun Tolerance:  Excellent

Shade Tolerance:  Excellent

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:  7 – 14 days