Pennington Smart Seed Bermudagrass Grass Seed and Fertilizer Mix

Bermudagrass is ideal for southern lawns that bask in full sun for eight or more hours each day. Along with exceptional heat, drought and traffic tolerance, Pennington Smart Seed Bermudagrass offers fast establishment and strong coverage for 2x results.

Containing just the right amount of fertilizer, this Bermuda grass seed mix is formulated to help Bermuda lawns start strong and crowd out weeds. Plant it in spring or early summer and see results in 10 to 14 days. A 1.75-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.

Growing a lawn from ordinary Bermudagrass seed can require a lot of patience. At Pennington, we understand you want beauty and results without the wait. Thanks to innovation and seed technology, Pennington Smart Seed Bermudagrass + Fertilizer will give you twice the results and coverage compared to Bermudagrass alone. The Smart Seed mix includes a temporary, cool-season companion grass that provides stability to the soil and early color, then fades away as the heat arrives. You also get earlier germination and faster establishment ' compared to Bermudagrass alone.


Daily Light Required: 8+ Hours of Sun

Sun Tolerance: Excellent

Shade Tolerance: Inadequate

Grass Texture: Moderately Fine

Drought Tolerance: Very Good

Disease Resistance: Very good

Traffic Tolerance: Excellent

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

Recommended Planting Dates: Spring or Early Summer

Planting Rates:

  • New Lawns: 3.5 lbs/1000 sq ft
  • Overseeding: 1.75 lbs/1,000 sq ft
  • Planting Depth: ¼”
Germination: 10-14 days

Mowing Height: 1" - 1 1/2"

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

Seed Planting Zone

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
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 though the soil.

Step 3: Water
Keep the soil moist by watering daily as needed until grass sprouts and reaches about 2" tall.