Pennington Bermudagrass Grass Seed

Pennington Bermudagrass is ideal for southern lawns that bask in full sun for 8 or more hours each day. The low-growing grass varieties in this Bermudagrass grass seed offer improved cold tolerance over ordinary Bermudagrass varieties. That's on top of exceptional heat, drought and traffic tolerance that Bermuda is known for. This combination extends the suitability of this warm-season grass into more moderate climates, including the transition zone.

This grass seed will thrive in lawns that receive 8+ hours of daily sun. Plant it in the spring or early summer and see results within 14 to 21 days. A 1-pound bag covers up to 1,000 square feet for overseeding an existing lawn and 500 square feet for starting a new lawn from scratch.

While most grass seed companies buy their seed on the open market, we are the only major grass seed company that works directly with a network of dedicated growers. Built on decades of trust and integrity, our relationships with seed growers and their families now span multiple generations. Our legacy of working directly with farmers to bring you the finest grass seed possible helps ensure their success and ours. At Pennington, we know our seed and the farmers who grow it. From field to final product, that's the Pennington way.


Daily Light Required: Full sun (8+ hours of daily sun)

Sun Tolerance: Excellent

Shade Tolerance: Low

Grass Color: Medium to dark green

Grass Texture: Moderately fine

Drought Tolerance: Excellent

Disease Resistance: Very good

Traffic Tolerance: Excellent

Planting Zones: B, M, L, H, I, J, K

Recommended Planting Dates: Early Spring or Early Fall

Planting Rates:

  • New Lawns: 2.5lbs/1,000 sq ft
  • Overseeding/Thin Areas: 1 lbs./1,000 sq ft

Planting Depth: 1/8"

Germination: 7-21 days

Mowing Height: 1" - 1 1/2"

Zones: B, M, L, H, I, J, K


Step 1: Prepare
For Bare Spots/New Lawns:
Remove debris, then rake the soil to loosen and smooth the top layer.  

For Overseeding/Thin Areas:
Start by mowing existing grass as short as possible follwed by removing debris.  Then rake the soil to loosen and smooth the top layer.  

Step 2: Apply Fertilzer
Apply a starter fertlizer at the manufacturer's recommended rate.

Step 3: Apply Seed
Spread the seed evenly using a drop, rotary or hand-held spreader according to the recommmended spreader settings.  Rake gently to work your seed & fertilizer in tho the soil.  

Step 4: Water
Keep the soil moist by watering daily as needed until grass sprouts and reaches about 1.5" tall.