Pennington Contractors Grass Seed Mix

Set the course for a high-performance, professional-grade lawn with Pennington Contractors Mix. This bag contains varieties that are formulated for the region in which it is sold, so you can rest easy knowing the seed mix you buy will provide quick, dense, professional-grade results.

This sun-tolerant seed should be planted in the early spring or early fall, and is optimal for areas getting 4 to 6 hours of sun. Once germinated, the grass will grow thick and full. This 7-pound bag covers up to 1,400 square feet for overseeding and 580 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: 4-6 Hours of Sun

Sun Tolerance: Very Good

Shade Tolerance: Good

Grass Texture: Medium

Drought Tolerance: Good

Disease Resistance: Good

Traffic Tolerance: Good

Planting Zones:

Central: B, M, L, H, I, D G

Recommended Planting Dates: Early Spring or Early Fall

Planting Rates:

  • New Lawns: 12 lbs/1,000 sq ft
  • Overseeding: 5 lbs/1,000 sq ft
Planting Depth: 1/4”

Germination: 7-21 days

Mowing Height: 3”
Planting Zones:
Central: B, M, L, H, I, D G


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 followed by removing 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 3" tall.