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- Are your grass seeds genetically modified?
No. The advancements in our varieties are obtained by traditional cross-hybridization – or cross-breeding. This is accomplished by selecting parent plants for their specific traits and then transferring the pollen from one plant to the pistillate parts of the other plant, creating a new generation of plants with characteristics of the parent plants. Genetically modified...
- Black Beauty Original vs Black Beauty Ultra?
Black Beauty Original® Grass Seed is a blend of 3 tall fescues. Black Beauty Ultra® Grass Seed is a mixture of 3 tall fescues, perennial ryegrass, and Kentucky Bluegrass. Species diversity in a grass seed mixture is important for deterring insects and warding off diseases. Visit our Product Fact Sheets for the specific varieties...
- Dense Shade vs Shady Nooks grass seed?
Dense Shade grows best in dry soils and blends well into sunnier areas. Shady Nooks grows best in damp soils. It will grow in deep shade where other mixtures have failed. It looks best in shade only areas.
- Does grass seed expire?
If grass seed was kept dry and out of the sun, it should be good for 2 years from the purchase date. For all other products, they are fine to use if kept dry and out of the sun. If any clumps have occurred due to humidity, break up the clumps before spreading.
- How to grow grass in the shade?
Growing a lawn in the shade can be challenging. Our number one recommendation is to use a grass seed mixture designed for the shade like Jonathan Green Shady Nooks or Dense Shade. Here are some other tips: Remove trees or thin out some branches to allow more sunlight to enter the area Apply Jonathan Green Mag-I-Cal...
- How to store grass seed?
Store grass seed in a cool, dry place out of the sun. Leave it in its original bag and place it on something that will allow air to flow under it, like a milk crate for example.
- What is in each of your grass seed mixtures?
Please visit our Product Fact Sheets for a list of varieties in each mixture.
- What is your most heat tolerant grass seed?
Our Black Beauty Original is the most heat tolerant as it contains a blend of 3 tall fescues.
- When is the best time to seed your lawn?
Fall is an ideal time for seeding your lawn or establishing a new lawn. This is because the soil is warm, adequate rainfall usually occurs, the temperatures start to drop and the weed competition gradually lessens. Please visit our Seeding Guide for complete directions. Seeding can be accomplished during the spring when soil temperatures warm. It will...
- Why did my grass not grow?
There are many factors that contribute to why grass seed does not grow as expected. It is important to identify why your grass seed did not grow in order to avoid experiencing another frustrating, failed attempt. Do not automatically blame it on the grass seed itself. All grass seed needs some level of sunlight to...
- Will Black Beauty grass seed hurt my septic system leach field?
No. Despite Black Beauty grass seed’s deep root system, it will not negatively impact your leach field. Keep your field in great shape by keeping the soil loose, aerated, and free of excess water. Planting grass can help with this as the grass plants will prevent erosion and suck up some of the excess moisture...
- Will new grass seed blend in with my existing lawn?
It depends… If you are overseeding your lawn- yes Our grass seed will blend into your lawn while improving it’s look and quality. The lawn will be more dark-green, more drought and disease resistant, and will very likely start to out-compete your weeds and existing lawn in time. If you are using new grass...
- Will your grass grow in my area?
Our cool-season grass seed will grow in the yellow areas.