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What’s Included

The perfect kit for lawn care beginners and experts alike! The Jonathan Green Lawn Starter Kit includes all the essentials needed to overseed an established lawn or to start a new one. Covers up to 5000 sq. ft.

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Product Overview
The Jonathan Green Lawn Starter Kit is your complete solution to easily growing a beautiful and healthy lawn. This lawn starter kit gives you all the tools you need to start planting a new lawn, including our premium cool-season grass seed, phosphorus-rich starter lawn fertilizer, and an easy-to-use broadcast spreader! Our lawn starter kit contains enough product to cover 5000 sq. ft.

Transform your lawn with our most popular grass seed mixture, Black Beauty® Ultra. It contains an expert mixture of three turfgrass varieties: tall fescues, Kentucky bluegrass, and perennial ryegrass. Black Beauty Ultra Grass Seed grows naturally dark green turf with a waxy protective coating on the leaf, similar to the skin of an apple. With quick germination in just 7 - 14 days, you’ll grow grass that can tolerate high traffic, is drought tolerant, and lasts for years to come!

In addition to Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed, the Lawn Starter Kit comes with Veri-Green Starter Lawn Fertilizer for Seeding and Sodding to give new grass seedlings a boost of nutrition for successful germination. It contains a phosphorus-rich formula (12-18-8) to help new grass seedlings develop deep, dense roots, which helps your lawn endure harsh cold winters and long, hot summers. Apply Veri-Green Starter Lawn Fertilizer for Seeding and Sodding the same day you seed to jumpstart grass development.

To ensure that you achieve a flawlessly consistent lawn, we’ve included the Jonathan Green Standard Broadcast Spreader in the Lawn Starter Kit. Precisely spread grass seed, lawn fertilizers, weed control, and more. Our Standard Broadcast Spreader has a 10-foot swath, helping you to easily spread product over larger yards. Our user-friendly design helps to eliminate back fatigue and includes large, 9-inch rubber tires for easy pushing.
Coverage Guide

The Lawn Starter Kit comes with two 7 lb bags of grass seed, one 15 lb bag of starter fertilizer, and a Standard Broadcast Spreader to cover 5,000 sq. ft.

Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed Coverage:

New Lawns
7 lb.
Up to 2,800 sq. ft.
Up to 1,400 sq. ft.

Veri-Green Starter Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding Coverage:

Coverage Amount
15 lb.
Up to 5,000 sq. ft.

Standard Broadcast Spreader Coverage:

Coverage Amount
Holds 40 lbs. of product.
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


  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed contains Tall fescues, Kentucky bluegrass, & perennial ryegrass.

  • Veri-Green Starter Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding: 12-18-8

  • Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed: 

    • 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.


    Veri-Green Starter Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding: 

    • Apply the same day you seed or lay sod.
  • Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed: 

    • Our grass seed performs best in the cool-season grass region, specifically areas in the Northern half of the United States. Refer to the coverage map in the photo gallery above for our recommended application areas.


    Veri-Green Starter Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding: 

    • This product can be applied throughout the United States and performs well on both cool and warm-season lawns.
  • Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed: 7 – 14 days

  • 6+ hours of sunlight per day

  • All Jonathan Green grass seed is safe to apply around children and pets.


    After applying Veri-Green Starter Lawn Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding, water your lawn to move the fertilizer to the roots. Once the grass has dried, people and pets are safe to re-enter the lawn.

  • Yes, you can and should apply both products on the same day one after the other.

  • Jonathan Green Standard Broadcast Spreader: 40 lbs of product

  • Jonathan Green Standard Broadcast Spreader: 10 ft.

  • Always read and follow the product label before use.


    To view and download product labels, please visit the following product pages:


    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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Step 1/4

Who makes your spreader?

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


Step 2/4

What type of spreader are you using?


Step 3/4

What is the model of your spreader?

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


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.

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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Features You’ll Love

Take the guesswork out of planting a new lawn! Our Lawn Starter Kit contains all the tools you need to establish a beautiful new yard.

Premium Cool-Season Grass Seed

Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed combines the best of three types of cool-season grasses - Black Beauty tall fescues, perennial ryegrass, and Kentucky bluegrass - for fast germination, high traffic durability and uniform growth.
Premium Cool-Season Grass Seed

Speed Up Germination

Veri-Green Starter Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding gives your grass seedlings the kickstart they need to grow healthy and strong. Our innovative formula is enriched with phosphorus to encourage faster root and blade development.
Speed Up Germination

Easy-To-Use Spreader

Make applying lawn care products a seamless process with the Jonathan Green Broadcast Spreader! Our state-of-the-art spreader is designed for efficiency and ease of use, with large, 9-inch air-filled tires for easy pushing.
Easy-To-Use Spreader

How to Apply



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


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.


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.

Seed & Fertilize


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.


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.

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.


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.


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



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.


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.

Lawn Starter Kit 5,000 sq. ft.
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