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Pennington - The Grass Seed People

Pennington - The Grass Seed People: Cutivating your trust for three generaltions by providing the finest grass seed you can buy. Pennington has been providing quality grass seed products since 1945. Products bearing the Pennington Seed name have been specially grown and carefully selected to help you grow better grass.

Our Highest Quality Seed: All Smart Seed products are pure-bred, drought tolerant and guaranteed to grow the thick and healthy grass you want while using up to 30% less water than ordinary grasses year after year.

The Rebels Brand: Extended Root seed varieties grow up to 40% more roots at deeper depths. The Rebels products deeper, denser root system improves nutrient uptake, maximizes drought resistance and enhances a lawn’s ability to thrive under stress.

We work hard every day to cultivate the best grass seed products available, so you can seed your yard with peace of mind. Every bag of grass seed you purchase from Pennington is backed by years of research and grown by farmers we know and trust.

Our products are bred to not only look better but also be more water-efficient and disease-resistant. Our competitors will try to sell you lesser-quality products. We think it’s only right to sell you the best.

From our headquarters in Madison, Georgia—to our state-of-the-art research facilities in the Willamette Valley in Oregon—we are The Grass Seed People. And we’ve been dedicated to providing you the best grass seed on the market since 1945. 



Pennington’s story began in a small seed store on Main Street in Madison, Georgia in 1945. Brooks Pennington, Sr., the company’s founder, originally started out supplying the local farmers and ranchers with quality cotton, soybean and agricultural grass seeds.


As Brooks Pennington, Jr. began running the business, Pennington moved out of the retail seed business and set its sights on supplying agricultural seed to retailers across the southeastern U.S. The company began to concentrate on the grass seed business, first for pastures and forage products and later for lawns and turf. As the company’s grass seed business grew, Pennington found itself growing the best grass seed on the market. Over the years, Pennington extended its growing facilities into Missouri, Arizona and eventually to the fertile Willamette Valley in Oregon.

Pennington Today:

Today, Pennington is a part of the Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) family of brands, with over 1,000 employees and over 16,000 dealers worldwide.

Grass seed has become our expertise over the last several decades, and we remain dedicated to providing the finest grass seed in the industry. Unlike our competition, we have a close relationship with our farmers, whom we can trust to produce high-quality grass seed. With 39,000 acres of grass farms in Oregon alone, it’s important we give back to the farmers that give to us.

Not only do we grow our grass in the U.S.A., but we have the largest private grass seed research facility in the U.S.A., NexGen Turf Research. Along with partnerships at various universities, our research-based breeding program enables us to grow only the best grasses science can deliver.

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