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Black Beauty® Original Grass Seed

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  • 100% turf-type tall fescue grass seed blend
  • Extensive root system that can grow up to 4 feet deep
  • Possess a waxy, protective leaf coating that preserves moisture and shields the grass blades from disease
  • Grows a lush lawn full of rich, dark green grass
  • Germinates in 10 – 14 days
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Product Overview
Jonathan Green Black Beauty® Original Grass Seed is formulated with highly drought-tolerant turf grasses that can grow roots up to four feet deep, making it able to absorb moisture deep in the soil. 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. Black Beauty® Original Grass Seed is a cool-season tall fescue grass seed blend that germinates in 10 – 14 days.
Coverage Guide

Coverage:

Size
Overseeding
New Lawns
5 lb.
Up to 1,500 sq. ft.
Up to 750 sq. ft.
15 lb.
Up to 4,500 sq. ft.
Up to 2,250 sq. ft.
25 lb.
Up to 7,500 sq. ft.
Up to 3,750 sq. ft.
50 lb.
Up to 15,000 sq. ft.
Up to 7,500 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

  • 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.
  • 5+ hours of sunlight per day

  • Black Beauty® Original can withstand moderate traffic

  • 10 – 14 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

Step 1/4

Who makes your spreader?

Jonathan GreenScotts

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

Spreader

Step 2/4

What type of spreader are you using?

Rotary Handheld Drop

Model

Step 3/4

What is the model of your spreader?

Standard Rotary Deluxe and Pro Black Beauty Pro-Green 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® Original Grass Seed

Your Spreader Setting is:

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  • What is the difference between Black Beauty
    Original vs Ultra?

    The main difference is Black Beauty Original® Grass Seed is a blend of 3 turf-type tall fescue grasses, and Black Beauty Ultra® Grass Seed is a mixture of primarily turf-type tall fescue grasses along with the additional varieties of Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass.

     

    Black Beauty Ultra combines all the benefits of our Black Beauty Original grass seed, along with the additional advantages of using our best Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass. Kentucky bluegrass helps to fill in bare spots quickly and invigorate worn-out lawns, while perennial ryegrass is fast to germinate and increases wear tolerance in lawns that experience heavy traffic.

     

    Black Beauty Original® Grass Seed

    • Grass Type: Blend: Turf-Type Tall Fescues
    • Grass Color: Dark green
    • Sun Tolerance: Excellent
    • Shade Tolerance: Good
    • Drought Tolerance: Excellent
    • Insect & Disease Resistance: Good
    • High Traffic Tolerance: Good
    • Germination Time: 10 – 14 days

     

    Black Beauty Ultra® Grass Seed

    • Grass Type: Mixture: 3 Turf-Type Tall Fescues, Kentucky Bluegrass, & Perennial Ryegrass
    • Grass Color: Dark green
    • Sun Tolerance: Excellent
    • Shade Tolerance: Excellent
    • Drought Tolerance: Excellent
    • Insect & Disease Resistance: Good
    • High Traffic Tolerance: Good
    • Germination Time: 7 – 14 days

Features You’ll Love

There’s nothing like the original. Our high-performance Black Beauty® Original Grass Seed mixture is the perfect choice for those looking to plant a heat and drought-tolerant cool-season lawn.

100% Turf-Type Tall Fescue Blend

Our Black Beauty Original Grass Seed contains a blend of 100% turf-type tall fescues, making it very heat and drought-tolerant.
100% Turf-Type Tall Fescue Blend

Rich Dark Green Color

Grow grass that boasts an all-natural, rich, dark green hue. This blend was specially bred to help you have the beauty of a Kentucky bluegrass lawn without all the fuss.
Rich Dark Green Color

Extreme Drought-Resistance

Our original mixture has the ability to grow roots up to four feet deep, helping it survive serious drought. The waxy, protective coating on the leaf—like the skin of an apple—keeps moisture in and insects and disease out.
Extreme Drought-Resistance

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® Original Grass Seed 5 lb.
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