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Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed

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  • Our most popular grass seed mixture
  • Establishes quickly to fill in bare spots, and start new lawns
  • Grows a lush dark-green lawn in full sun to partial shade
  • Excellent heat and disease resistance
  • Germinates in 7 – 14 days
Real Black Beauty® Ultra Lawns
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Product Overview
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. This seed grows naturally dark-green turf and is most similar to the mixtures that sod growers purchase from Jonathan Green to grow high-quality sod. This seed germinates in 7 – 14 days.
Coverage Guide

Coverage:

Size
Overseeding
New Lawns
1 lb
Up to 400 sq. ft.
Up to 200 sq. ft.
3 lb
Up to 1,200 sq. ft.
Up to 600 sq. ft.
7 lb
Up to 2,800 sq. ft.
Up to 1,400 sq. ft.
25 lb
Up to 10,000 sq. ft.
Up to 5,000 sq. ft.
50 lb
Up to 20,000 sq. ft.
Up to 10,000 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 orders@jonathangreen.com.

  • Tall fescues, Kentucky bluegrass, & perennial ryegrass

  • 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, and air temperatures should not exceed 85°F.

  • 6+ hours of sunlight per day

  • Black Beauty® Ultra can withstand moderate traffic

  • 7 – 14 days

  • Grass seed can be applied with any of our soil foods, 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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Model

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Manufacturer

Step 1/4

Who makes your spreader?

Jonathan GreenScottsBrinly-Hardy

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?

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® Ultra 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

Our most popular grass seed mix, Black Beauty® Ultra, germinates quickly to grow highly durable lawns that look amazing and feel even better. Once you see a Black Beauty lawn, you’ll never forget it!

Our Most Popular Grass Seed

Grows a beautiful, naturally dark green lawn that’s more drought and disease resistant than any 100% Kentucky bluegrass lawn. It is the #1 choice of sod growers nationwide.
Our Most Popular Grass Seed

A Powerhouse Mixture

We’ve combined our three best cool-season grasses to create the ultimate grass seed mixture. Expertly selected to provide fast germination, high traffic durability, and uniform growth. Black Beauty® Ultra contains Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescues, and perennial ryegrass.
A Powerhouse Mixture

Germinates in 7 Days

The perennial ryegrass in this mixture germinates in just 7 days! Its quick growth habit allows it to act as a nurse plant, providing shade and protection for the slower germinating Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescues.
Germinates in 7 Days

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® Ultra Grass Seed 1 lb.
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