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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. The Black Beauty® Ultra seed grows naturally dark-green turf and is most similar to the Black Beauty® seed mixtures that sod growers purchase from us to grow high-quality sod within one year. This seed germinates in 7-14 days.
Directions: For the best results, follow the directions below for establishing a new lawn or overseeding an existing one.
Mow - Mow the lawn at the lowest mower setting before seeding to allow seed to reach the soil.
Rake - Rake over the existing grass with a metal rake to remove the thatch layer and any debris to loosen the soil. Add additional topsoil to fill in holes and level the ground.
Check soil pH level - Have a soil test taken to check your soil’s pH level. Optimum soil pH should be between 6.2 to 7.0. For a pH below 6.2 use Jonathan Green MAG-I-CAL® Plus for Acidic & Hard Soil to rapidly increase pH. If the pH is above 7.0 use MAG-I-CAL® Plus for Alkaline & Hard Soil to rapidly decrease the soil pH.
When to apply - The best time to apply seed is mid-August to mid-October while the ground is still warm and the nights are cooler. Mid-March through mid-May is the next best time to plant, when the soil temperature reaches 55º+ Fahrenheit and the temperature of the air stays consistently warm.
Spread seed - Apply half of the seed with a rotary spreader in one direction (north to south) and the remainder in the opposite direction (east to west). It is beneficial to spread a new seeding fertilizer that is high in phosphorus at this time as well.
Rake seed - Rake lightly into the ground with a metal rake. Walk with light, even footsteps on the seedbed to firm the soil around the seed. Do not bury the seed more than one fourth of an inch deep.
Water - For best germination, water lightly each morning to keep the seedbed moist. In sandier soils that dry out quickly watering more than once a day may be needed. Continue watering regularly for a few weeks until the grass plants reach a height of 2 - 2.5 inches.
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.
Specifications: Coverage: 3 lb Bag
Overseeding - Seeds up to 1,200 sq. ft.
New Lawns - Seeds up to 600 sq. ft.
Coverage: 7 lb Bag
Overseeding - Seeds up to 2,800 sq. ft.
New Lawns - Seeds up to 1,400 sq. ft.
Coverage: 25 lb Bag
Overseeding - Seeds up to 10,000 sq. ft.
New Lawns - Seeds up to 5,000 sq. ft.
Grass Type: Tall Fescues, Kentucky Bluegrass and Perennial Ryegrass Grass Color: Dark green Recommended Planting Months: For cool season grasses
Mid-August through mid-October
Mid-March through mid-May
Sun Tolerance: Excellent Shade Tolerance: Excellent Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade (4 - 8 hours of sun) Drought Tolerance: Excellent Insect & Disease Resistance: Good High Traffic Tolerance: Good Planting Depth: ¼ inch Germination Time: 7 - 14 days