Pennington Smart Seed Perennial Ryegrass and Fertilizer Blend

Perennial ryegrass is valued for its fast germination rate and quick establishment, which makes it a candidate for permanent cool-season lawns and temporary warm-season lawns. Based on your lawn goals, Pennington Smart Seed Perennial Ryegrass may offer just what you need. 

This durable, disease-resistant grass seed thrives in lawns that receive 4 to 6 hours of sun. Plant in the early spring or early fall and see results within 8 to 14 days. Pennington Smart Seed grass seed is drought-tolerant and guaranteed to grow the grass you want while requiring up to 30% less water year after year versus ordinary grass seed. A 3-pound bag covers up to 750 square feet for overseeding an existing lawn and 250 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: 4-6 Hours of Sun

Sun Tolerance: Moderate

Shade Tolerance: Moderate

Grass Texture: Fine

Drought Tolerance: Good

Disease Resistance: Excellent

Traffic Tolerance: Excellent

Planting Zones: A-M

Recommended Planting Dates: Early Spring or Early Fall

Planting Rates:

  • New Lawns: 12 lbs/1,000 sq ft
  • Overseeding: 4 lbs/1,000 sq ft
  • Planting Depth: ¼”
Germination: 8-14 days

Mowing Height: 3”


Planting Zones: A-M


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 through the soil.  

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