I first did part of my yard with a bag of seed from the Job lot. A week later I decided to spend a little money to do the rest of my yard.
On that part I used 4 bags Pennington smart seed. I loosened up the soil and added top soil just as I had done other part of the yard. After 3 week the grass grew in great where I used cheap job lot grass seed. The rest of the lawn that I used Penninton smart seed is still dirt.
The lawn got plenty of water and sun. That is the worse seed I ever bought! I agree its a rip off. I even used more bags than they recommended and it still didnt grow.
Dont waste your money on Penninton smart seed. Go to Job Lot and save yourself 80 bucks!