{"id":4842897604708,"title":"Jonathan Green Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed","handle":"jonathan-green-black-beauty-ultra-grass-seed","description":"\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFast establishment in newly seeded lawns, and fills in bare spots quickly in thin lawns\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGrows a lush dark-green lawn in full sun to partial shade growing conditions\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eExcellent heat and disease resistance as well as drought tolerance\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOnce you’ve seen a Black Beauty® Ultra lawn you’ll never forget it!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJonathan Green Black Beauty\u003c\/span\u003e\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003cspan\u003e 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor the best results, follow the directions below for establishing a new lawn or overseeding an existing one.  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePrepare:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eMow –\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMow the lawn at the lowest mower setting before seeding to allow the seed to reach the soil.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eRake\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e–\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e R\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eake over the existing grass with a metal rake to remove the thatch layer and any debris\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eto loosen the soil\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e  Add additional topsoil to fill in holes and level the ground.  \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eCheck soil pH level –\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHave a soil test taken to check your soil’s pH level. Optimum soil pH\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eshould be \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003ebetween 6.2 to 7.0.  For a pH below 6.2 use Jonathan Green \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.jonathangreen.com\/product\/mag-i-cal-plus-lawns-acidic-soil-food.html\"\u003eMag-I-Cal\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ePlus for Lawns in Acidic \u0026amp; Hard Soil\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eto rapidly increase pH. If the pH is above 7.0 use \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.jonathangreen.com\/product\/mag-i-cal-plus-lawns-alkaline-soil-food.html\"\u003eMag-I-Cal\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ePlus for Lawns in Alkaline \u0026amp; Hard Soil\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eto rapidly decrease the soil pH.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSeed:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eWhen to apply –\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003ebest time \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eto apply seed is\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003emid-August to mid-October while the ground is still warm and the nights are cooler. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMid-March through mid-May is the next \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003ebest time\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e to plant \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003ewhen the soil temperature reaches 55\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eº\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e+ \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFahrenheit \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eand the temperature of the air stays consistently warm.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eSpread seed –\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e 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 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003ea new seeding fertilizer that is high in phosphorus at this time as well.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eRake seed –\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e 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 ¼\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e of an inch deep. \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMaintain:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eWater\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e – For best germination, water daily to keep the seedbed moist. Continue watering regularly for a few weeks until the grass plants reach a height of 2 – 2.5 inches. \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eMow –\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e 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\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e","published_at":"2020-10-01T12:06:13-04:00","created_at":"2020-10-01T12:06:14-04:00","vendor":"Jonathan Green","type":"Seed","tags":["Brand_Jonathan Green","Home \u0026 Garden","Lawn \u0026 Garden","NMR"],"price":0,"price_min":0,"price_max":0,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":32919128997988,"title":"25 lb","option1":"25 lb","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":null,"requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Jonathan Green Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed - 25 lb","public_title":"25 lb","options":["25 lb"],"price":0,"weight":11340,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":null,"barcode":"079545103231"},{"id":32919129030756,"title":"7 lb","option1":"7 lb","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":null,"requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Jonathan Green Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed - 7 lb","public_title":"7 lb","options":["7 lb"],"price":0,"weight":3175,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":null,"barcode":"079545103224"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0089\/0493\/3476\/products\/Black-Beauty-Ultra-320x439.png?v=1601568374"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0089\/0493\/3476\/products\/Black-Beauty-Ultra-320x439.png?v=1601568374","options":["Size"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":8655637020772,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":0.729,"height":439,"width":320,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0089\/0493\/3476\/products\/Black-Beauty-Ultra-320x439.png?v=1601568374"},"aspect_ratio":0.729,"height":439,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0089\/0493\/3476\/products\/Black-Beauty-Ultra-320x439.png?v=1601568374","width":320}],"content":"\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFast establishment in newly seeded lawns, and fills in bare spots quickly in thin lawns\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGrows a lush dark-green lawn in full sun to partial shade growing conditions\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eExcellent heat and disease resistance as well as drought tolerance\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOnce you’ve seen a Black Beauty® Ultra lawn you’ll never forget it!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJonathan Green Black Beauty\u003c\/span\u003e\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003cspan\u003e 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor the best results, follow the directions below for establishing a new lawn or overseeding an existing one.  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePrepare:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eMow –\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMow the lawn at the lowest mower setting before seeding to allow the seed to reach the soil.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eRake\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e–\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e R\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eake over the existing grass with a metal rake to remove the thatch layer and any debris\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eto loosen the soil\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e  Add additional topsoil to fill in holes and level the ground.  \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eCheck soil pH level –\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHave a soil test taken to check your soil’s pH level. Optimum soil pH\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eshould be \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003ebetween 6.2 to 7.0.  For a pH below 6.2 use Jonathan Green \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.jonathangreen.com\/product\/mag-i-cal-plus-lawns-acidic-soil-food.html\"\u003eMag-I-Cal\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ePlus for Lawns in Acidic \u0026amp; Hard Soil\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eto rapidly increase pH. If the pH is above 7.0 use \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.jonathangreen.com\/product\/mag-i-cal-plus-lawns-alkaline-soil-food.html\"\u003eMag-I-Cal\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ePlus for Lawns in Alkaline \u0026amp; Hard Soil\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eto rapidly decrease the soil pH.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSeed:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eWhen to apply –\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003ebest time \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eto apply seed is\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003emid-August to mid-October while the ground is still warm and the nights are cooler. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMid-March through mid-May is the next \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003ebest time\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e to plant \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003ewhen the soil temperature reaches 55\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eº\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e+ \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFahrenheit \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eand the temperature of the air stays consistently warm.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eSpread seed –\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e 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 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003ea new seeding fertilizer that is high in phosphorus at this time as well.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eRake seed –\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e 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 ¼\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e of an inch deep. \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMaintain:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eWater\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e – For best germination, water daily to keep the seedbed moist. Continue watering regularly for a few weeks until the grass plants reach a height of 2 – 2.5 inches. \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eMow –\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e 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\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e"}

Jonathan Green Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed

Product Description
  • Fast establishment in newly seeded lawns, and fills in bare spots quickly in thin lawns
  • Grows a lush dark-green lawn in full sun to partial shade growing conditions
  • Excellent heat and disease resistance as well as drought tolerance
  • Once you’ve seen a Black Beauty® Ultra lawn you’ll never forget it!

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.

 

For the best results, follow the directions below for establishing a new lawn or overseeding an existing one.  

Prepare: 

  • Mow – Mow the lawn at the lowest mower setting before seeding to allow the 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 Lawns in Acidic & Hard Soil to rapidly increase pH. If the pH is above 7.0 use Mag-I-Cal® Plus for Lawns in Alkaline & Hard Soil to rapidly decrease the soil pH.

Seed:

  • 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 55ºFahrenheit 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 ¼ of an inch deep. 

Maintain:

  • Water – For best germination, water daily to keep the seedbed moist. 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.