The Best Bermuda Grass Seed

2021 Reviews and Recommendatios

If you live in a warm climate, (growing zones 7-10) and your lawn is not up to your standards, it may be time to look into seeding Bermuda. 

On the other hand, Bermuda loves the heat.  If temperatures are warm or you live in a warmer climate this hardy grass option is your best bet. 

What Type of Bermuda Grass Should I Plant?

Traditional and common bermuda tend to have larger leaf blades and are not as dark in color.  This type of bermuda will look good at a higher height of cut and will traditionally require less inputs.

Outsidepride Royal TXD Bermuda Grass Seed


– Lush dark green color – Coated seed to help retain moisture during seeding – Low water requirements once established – Great lawns, parks and sports fields. – Heat tolerant – Drought resistant – Optimal mowing height from 1½ to 2 inches.


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Scotts Turf Builder Bermudagrass Seed


– Fast germination – Drought tolerant – Finer leaf blade compared to common Bermuda – Coated seed to help retain moisture during seeding – Optimal mowing height from 1½ to 2 inches.


– Small percentage of weed seeds present in this product.

Outsidepride Arden 15 Hybrid Bermuda Grass Seed


– Drought tolerant – Better cold tolerance compared to common Bermuda – Fine leaf bladed – Best turf quality of all seeded varietie – Certified seed with no weeds present – Tolerates low cutting and looks best cut below 1”.


– Good germination but slow to completely fill in – Looks best if mowed with gas reel mower.

Scotts EZ Seed Patch and Repair Bermudagrass


– Controlled release fertilizer included – Tackifier prevents seed from washing away – even on slope – Designed to withstand tough conditions like heat and high traffic – Mulch protects the seed and improves germination and survival rate.


– This is not just seed, it includes mulch and fertilizer – Best used for patching, not an entire lawn.

Bermuda seed can be planted up to about 6-8 weeks before the Fall’s first frost. Bermuda is moderate to slow to fully establish, so planting earlier in the season is best.

What is the best time to plant Bermuda grass seed?

This is performed through frequent watering during the day for shorter durations.  10-15min, 3-5 times a day will help keep the seeds from drying out and improve germination.  

How often should I water Bermuda grass?

While looking at your lawn, if 50% or more is desirable bermuda you may not need to seed.  Bermuda is hardy and spreads aggressively if you apply  fertilizer during the warmer growing months. 

Can you overseed bermudagrass?

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