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Black Beauty® Heat and Drought Resistant Grass Seed

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  • Our most heat-tolerant grass seed mixture – withstands temperatures up to 100°F
  • Premium mixture of tall fescues and Texas – Kentucky Bluegrass Hybrid ideal for lawns in the transition zone
  • Naturally dark green, drought-resistant, and highly durable
  • Grows well in both sun and shade
  • Germinates in 14 – 21 days
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Product Overview
Jonathan Green Black Beauty® Heat and Drought Resistant Grass Seed mixture is our most heat and drought-tolerant mix yet! It contains a Texas-Kentucky Bluegrass Hybrid and Black Beauty® turf-type tall fescues, making it perfect for lawns located in the transition zone. Black Beauty® Heat and Drought Grass Seed can withstand very hot temperatures, up to 100°F, and requires less water than other grass species.

This mixture will produce a dark green, heat-resistant, highly durable lawn and is ideal for lawns located in southern California, northern Texas, Tennessee, and North Carolina or anywhere along the transition zone. It grows in both sunny and shady areas.

Like our other Black Beauty® varieties, Black Beauty® Heat and Drought Resistant Grass Seed mixture can grow roots up to four feet deep, contains a waxy leaf coating to preserve moisture, displays a uniform (not clumpy) growth habit, and naturally withstands insects and diseases.
Coverage Guide

Coverage:

Size
Overseeding
New Lawns
3 lb.
Up to 1,500 sq. ft.
Up to 750 sq. ft.
7 lb.
Up to 3,500 sq. ft.
Up to 1,750 sq. ft.
How Do I Calculate My Lawn Size? First measure the length and width of your lawn. Then multiply the length by the width and deduct the square footage of any non-lawn areas (landscape bed, patio, deck, pool, etc.) from the total. Now you know how much product you need to purchase!
Shipping & Returns

Shipping

  • Free ground shipping now available on orders of $75 or more! For smaller orders, shipping costs are calculated at checkout.
  • We ship orders the same day if placed by 2PM EST (later orders will be shipped the next day).
  • Orders are not shipped or delivered on weekends or holidays.
  • We offer ground and expedited shipping.

Returns

  • We offer 30-day free returns for replacement or full refund for items that are damaged or defective (shipping included). If damaged by the carrier, please file a claim with them.
  • If your items have been used or aren’t in the original packaging, we will give you a refund (minus the cost of shipping) based on the condition of the product.

View our complete shipping and return policy. If you have questions about your order, please contact our customer service team at [email protected].

Don’t Forget These Essentials

  • Tall fescues and Texas – Kentucky Bluegrass Hybrid

  • For cool-season lawns, the best time to apply grass seed is in fall (between mid-August to mid-October), or in spring (between mid-March to mid-May). For grass seed to germinate, soil temperatures must be at least 55°F. Best root growth occurs between 55° and 70°. If soil temperatures are at or above 75°, seedling root establishment will not occur.
  • 6+ hours of sunlight per day

  • Black Beauty® Heat and Drought can withstand heavy traffic

  • 14 – 21 days

  • Grass seed can be applied with any of our soil amendments, or straight fertilizers. We do not recommend applying grass seed with any weed controls. You must wait at least 30 days to seed after applying weed control. For a full list of wait times, visit this FAQ page.

    • For best germination, water seeded areas twice a day, for 5 – 10 minutes to keep the seedbed moist. Continue watering daily for a few weeks until the grass plants reach a height of 2 – 2.5 inches.
    • A good rule of thumb for established lawns, is to give them one inch of water per week including rainfall. To avoid your lawn going dormant in the summer, you may need to increase your watering rate.
    • Begin mowing your new lawn when the new grass has reached a height of 3 – 4 inches.
    • Be careful not to scalp your lawn, as low mowing will stress the root system and encourage the growth of weeds. When mowing, only take off the top third of the grass blade.
  • Our recommendations for storing your grass seed:

    Place it in a cool dry place, off of the ground, out of direct sunlight, and keep it away from moisture. Under these conditions, grass seed will last at least two years.

  • Always read and follow the product label before use.

     

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    Safety Data Sheets can be found at www.jonathangreen.com/safety-data-sheets-sds. If you have a specific question, do not hesitate to contact us.

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Manufacturer

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Who makes your spreader?

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Don’t see your spreader here? Contact the manufacturer or review your spreader’s manual.

Spreader

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What type of spreader are you using?

Rotary Handheld Drop

Model

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What is the model of your spreader?

BS 26, 36 Standard Rotary Deluxe and Pro Hand Crank All Rotary, Broadcast All Drop

Don’t see your spreader model here? Contact the manufacturer or review your spreader’s manual.

Rate

Step 4/4

Select the rate that best suits your lawn needs.

Depending on the type of product you selected there may only be one application rate.

Overseeding RateNew Lawn Rate

Note: “New lawn” indicates that you are starting a lawn from bare dirt vs overseeding or applying product to an existing lawn.

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Black Beauty® Heat and Drought Resistant Grass Seed

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  • What is your most heat tolerant grass seed?

    Black Beauty Heat & Drought Resistant Grass Seed is our most heat-tolerant seed. It can withstand temperatures up to 100°F and contains a mixture of premium tall fescues and a Texas – Kentucky Bluegrass Hybrid ideal for lawns in the transition zone.

Features You’ll Love

Our Black Beauty® Heat and Drought Resistant Grass Seed is uniquely suited for lawns in the transition zone. This cool-season mixture requires less water and fertilizer to grow and maintain a lush, robust lawn.

Extreme Heat and Drought Tolerance

This grass seed mixture can take the heat! It contains two heat and drought tolerant grass species — a Texas - Kentucky Bluegrass Hybrid and Black Beauty tall fescue — so it can withstand temperatures up to 100°F.
Extreme Heat and Drought Tolerance

Thrives in the Transition Zone

Specially formulated to thrive in areas in the transition zone as far as Northern Texas with growing power that extends further south than other cool-season grass seed brands.
Thrives in the Transition Zone

Requires Less Water and Fertilizer

Save time and money! The waxy coating on the grass leaf, similar to the skin of an apple, helps preserve moisture longer than other grasses and features a rich natural, dark green color.
Requires Less Water and Fertilizer

How to Seed

Prepare

Mow

To ensure the seed reaches the soil, mow the lawn on the lowest setting and bag the clippings.

Rake

Use a metal rake to remove debris, rocks, and thatch that has built up. Rake vigorously to create grooves in the top layer of soil. Fill in any holes and level the ground with additional topsoil if necessary.

Amend

Test your soil pH to check that it is in a healthy range for grass plants to grow. Optimal pH for cool-season lawns is 6.2 to 7.0. For soils with a pH below 6.2, use Jonathan Green Mag-I-Cal® Plus for Lawns in Acidic & Hard Soil to rapidly raise soil pH. For a pH above 7.0, use Mag-I-Cal® Plus for Lawns in Alkaline & Hard Soil to lower soil pH.

Apply

Set

To evenly distribute grass seed, use a spreader suitable for your specific lawn size. Set the spreader according to the recommended setting on the packaging or use our Spreader Settings Tool above. Make sure to update the setting with each product you apply.

Spread

Carefully read and follow all instructions on the product labels prior to application. Before spreading, calculate the amount of seed needed for the square footage of your lawn.

For new lawns:
Start by filling the spreader with half of the grass seed. Apply the seed around the perimeter of the lawn to establish a turning area. Make straight passes back and forth across the length of the lawn in one direction (north to south) and then the remaining seed in a perpendicular direction (east to west) within the outlined area. Overlap slightly between passes and close the hopper when turning. Walk at a steady pace for even distribution. This crisscross pattern ensures even coverage and helps prevent bare spots in new lawns.

For overseeding:
Begin by spreading the seed along the perimeter of your lawn. Make straight passes back and forth across the length of the lawn in a mowing pattern until the entire area is covered. Overlap slightly between passes and close the hopper when turning. Walk at a steady pace for even distribution.

Rake

After seeding, gently rake the soil with a metal rake to incorporate the grass seed into the top quarter-inch of soil. This will improve seed-to-soil contact and promote germination.

Fertilize

Maximize seedling growth and root development by applying starter fertilizer along with the seed. Fill your spreader on a hard surface to avoid fertilizer burn. Start by applying fertilizer around the lawn’s perimeter to establish a turning area. Then, make back-and-forth passes within the outlined area, ensuring overlap for complete coverage. Sweep any excess granules off of hard surfaces and back onto the lawn.

Water

Immediately after seeding, thoroughly water the area but not to the point of run-off or puddles.

Maintain

Water

Keep the soil consistently moist by watering lightly several times a day, or as needed, to prevent drying out. Avoid excessive watering that may cause pooling or runoff. Continue watering daily for a few weeks until the grass plants reach a height of 2 – 2.5 inches. As the grass seed germinates, gradually reduce the frequency of watering while increasing the amount applied to encourage deeper root growth.

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.

Black Beauty® Heat and Drought Resistant Grass Seed 3 lb.
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