Pennington Centipede Grass Seed & Mulch

Centipede is a dense, slow-growing grass that excels in full sun. If you're looking for a low-maintenance, weed-resistant grass, look no further than Pennington Centipede Grass Seed & Mulch.

This grass thrives in areas that receive 8+ hours of full sun and is weed-resistant. Plant in the early spring, and in 30 days this drought-tolerant grass will begin to boast a beautiful green color with a medium texture. This 5-pound bag covers up to 2,000 square feet for new lawns.

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: 8+ Hours of Sun

Sun Tolerance: Excellent

Shade Tolerance: Good

Grass Texture: Coarse

Drought Tolerance: Very Good

Disease Resistance: Excellent

Traffic Tolerance: Good

Planting Zones: J, K

Recommended Planting Dates: Early Spring

Planting Rates:

  • New Lawns: 2.5 lbs/1,000 sq ft
Planting Depth: 1/4”

Germination: 30 days

Mowing Height: 1" - 2”




Planting Zones: J, K


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

Step 2: Apply Fertilizer

Apply a starter fertilizer 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 recommended spreader settings.  Rake gently to work your seed & fertilizer in through the soil.  

Step 4: Water
Keep the soil moist by watering daily as needed until grass sprouts and reaches about 2" tall.