Exclusively from Barenbrug, Monaco is the newest release from the Johnston Seed breeding program. Monaco (Cynodon dactylon var. dactylon) is a synthetic variety produced by the intercrossing of five clonal parent lines. All seed is from the Syn-1 generation which results in superior genetic integrity and seed quality year in and year out. 





Monaco is a superior seeded bermudagrass that is excellent for use on golf courses, sports turf, and higher quality lawns. It has excellent density and wear tolerance. Bred for a genetically darker green color, it also has quicker spring green-up, high fall color retention, and winter hardiness, Monaco will make a great addition to your landscape!


In the 2016 NTEP trials, Monaco was a proven performer. Rating high in several categories, Monaco specifically stood out in trials encompassing overall turfgrass quality, early spring green-up, and fall color. Included in over 10 trial sites from coast to coast and from the transition zone to the deep south, Monaco exhibits superior adaptability. This range of implementation makes it the perfect choice for traditional bermudagrass regions and transition climates alike.



Monaco bermudagrass has performed well in turf evaluation trials conducted over a range of environments. It’s demonstrated performance makes it a good choice for a wide range of applications.

Dr. Charles Taliaferro


Monaco is coated with Yellow Jacket Enhanced Seed Coating. Yellow Jacket is like having a sponge around each and every seed. Once water is applied, the coating holds that moisture and other nutrients around the seed - making them available as needed for germination and establishment. Without coating, the water simply passes the seed allowing it to dry out, resulting in more frequent watering and increased expense.



Featuring a starch-based super-absorbent capable of holding up to 600 times its own weight in water, University of New Mexico trials demonstrate Yellow Jacket enhanced seed establishes faster than raw seed and requires less water. Faster, stronger turf establishment provides superior natural competition to weeds and disease. This results in improved turf quality, reduced establishment costs and faster utilization of a newly seeded area.


For best results with this grass, Monaco should be planted in areas of full sunlight when soil temperatures reach 65° F (18° C) and rising. Seeding rate is 2 to 3 pounds of Monaco seed per 1000 square feet (1 to 1.5 kg/100 square meters) in a well-prepared firm seedbed. Cover seed with no more than 1/4 inch (6mm) of soil. Maintain adequate soil moisture around seed using frequent but light irrigation. 


During the grow-in phase, it is recommended to apply 0.5 lbs. nitrogen/1000 square feet every 2 weeks with the first application made 2 weeks after emergence. Continue this schedule for 60 to 90 days then apply 0.75 to 1.5 lbs. nitrogen/1000 square feet each month of the growing season. The management intensity level will determine the amount of nitrogen required monthly. Sports turf installations should use the higher rate while residential lawns may prefer to use the lower rate. It should also be noted that in fall, when Monaco is preparing for dormancy, it is recommended to apply additional amounts of potassium while significantly reducing nitrogen.


Begin mowing the new stand approximately 3 to 4 weeks after emergence depending on the conditions at the time of establishment. The recommended minimum mowing height during establishment is 1 inch. Once the sod matures, the mowing height can be gradually reduced to a minimum of 3/8 of an inch. As the mowing height is decreased, the required management level will be increased.

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Monaco bermudagrass combines the best of five clonal parental lines to deliver high quality turfgrass with a superior dark green color year in and year out.



Download the Monaco technical sheet below to learn more about why Monaco bermudagrass is the best choice for your lawn, golf course, or sports turf field!