Pennington Smart Seed Fescue & Bluegrass Mix Review

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In theory, planting and growing grass is not difficult. The reality, well, that’s a different story. Site preparation is what requires the most mental and physical exertion, and it has a significant impact on the ability of your grass seed to germinate and grow! Even with all this effort, there is a chance that the grass seed that is laid down will not germinate. That is why it is so important to select a superior blend of grass seed.

The answer to this dilemma is Pennington Smart Seed Fescue/Bluegrass Mix, 3lb.

Each bag of Pennington Smart Seed contains 100% seed and no fillers. The advanced seed varieties chosen for this mixture were selected for their ability to resist drought. A minimum of 60% of the seed in each bag of Pennington Smart Seed Fescue/Bluegrass Mix is qualified by the Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance (TWCA). Pennington is one of the three founding members of this organization, which works closely with private research initiatives and state universities to develop surface turfs that utilize less water.

Pennington 100526630 Smart Seed, 3 lbs, Green
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Pennington 100526630 Smart Seed, 3 lbs, Green
  • Covers up to 750 sq. Ft. With 7-10 day seed germination

Pennington Smart Seed Fescue/Bluegrass Mix has fared well in both professional and consumer written reviews. Read on to find out more!


  • The manufacturer offers a satisfaction guarantee on each bag of Pennington Smart Seed Fescue/Bluegrass Mix.
  • The grass grown using Pennington Smart Seed requires 30% less water to grow and thrive than grass grown from standard grass seed.
  • This grass seed mixture produces a tightly knit, dense grass with a dark green hue that will grow all season long.


  • For a small percentage of customers, the grass seed failed to germinate and grow.


The Pennington Smart Seed Fescue/Bluegrass Mix, 3lb will provide enough grass seed to cover roughly 300 square feet of unseeded lawn. If you are over-seeding, it will cover approximately 725 square feet.

At the time of this writing, 77% of reviewers on Amazon had given this grass seed a four-star rating or higher. Because of the number of factors that can affect how grass seed grows, this is a remarkable feat. Many users have praised the fact that this mixture is comprised of 100% grass seed and has no fillers, which can often be invasive weed species. Each seed included in this mixture is grown and harvested in the United States.

The Pennington Smart Seed Fescue/Bluegrass Mix is a grass seed mixture that produces a dense, tightly knit lawn with an attractive dark green hue. Pennington recommends planting this mixture in the early fall or spring. The Kentucky Bluegrass varieties used in this mixture are self-spreading and tolerant of heat. One great feature of this mixture is that it contains rhizomes that naturally germinate and grow to cover the thinning and bare areas of lawn. This Smart Seed mixture can adapt to a number of different soil conditions, but it performs the best in soil with a medium texture with a moderate level of fertility. Because of its ability to grow a dense and green lawn, this is the type of soil preferred by many lawn care professionals.

In addition to using the most advanced strains of grass seed, the Pennington Smart Seed Fescue/Bluegrass Mix is further enhanced by Pennington’s patented MYCO Advantage technology. This technology is used to introduce helpful microorganisms, which help the grass in create a deeper, denser root system. Each bag of this seed mix also contains Pennington’s Penkote technology to make each seed variety more resistant to disease.

Although this Pennington Smart Seed mix has won favorable reviews, there is a small percentage of users for whom the seed failed to germinate and grow. It is worth noting that, because there are such a variety of factors that can affect how well grass seed grows (e.g. soil preparation, watering, etc.), the failure to grow cannot be solely attributed to the quality of the grass seed.

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The Pennington Smart Seed Fescue/Bluegrass Mix appears to be a solid investment. It is equipped with the latest technology to ensure its success, and the end results are aesthetically pleasing. The fact that each bag is 100% weed free is a strong selling point with many consumers, and because this seed requires a minimum amount of soil preparation it will allow you to spend your valuable time doing other, more important things.

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