Choosing Your Grass Seed

Whether your lawn is small or large with a lot of sun or a lot of shade, we have the right bagged and bulk grass seed for your needs.

When selecting grass seed to seed or repair your lawn, be sure to consider the amount of sunlight the area gets. Different grass seeds, like any other plants, require different amounts of sunlight to grow well. The chart below can help you determine which grass seed will work best for your space.


Sun and Shade Mix:

  • 6-8 hours of bright light
  • Germinates 7-28 days

Shady Mix:

  • 4-6 hours of bright light
  • Germinates in 7-28 days

Sunny Mix:

  • 6-10 hours of bright light
  • Germinates 7- 28 days

Creeping Red Fescue:

  • 4-6 hours of bright light
  • good under trees
  • good in dry areas
  • Germinates 7-14 days

Kentucky Bluegrass:

  • 8-10 hours of bright light
  • Good for loam or clay soils
  • Germinates 21-28 days

Tall Fescue:

  • 6-10 hours of bright light
  • Good for tough growing conditions
  • Good for sandy soil
  • Germinates 7-28 days

Annual Rye:

  • 6-10 hours of bright light
  • Good for slopes and hills
  • Temporary, dies with frost
  • Germinates 4-7 days

Perennial Rye:

  • 6-10 hours of bright light
  • Good for mixing with bluegrass
  • Good for moderate traffic areas
  • Germinates 7-14 days

White Clover:

  • 6-10 hours of bright light
  • Good for mixing with bluegrass
  • Good for moderate traffic areas

Penn Mulch:

  • Spread over seed after seeding
  • no weed seeds
  • does not blow away like straw
  • never needs to be removed or raked up