|Turf-type Bermuda grass
seed should be planted when soil temperatures are
consistently above 70 degrees F, in full sun on
well drained soil. Proper drainage is essential
for successful establishment and the development
of mature healthy turf.
Care must be taken not to cover the seed with
too much soil – no more than ¼ inch
covering the seed is recommended. Soil moisture
around the seed must be maintained for about 1-2
Turf-type Bermuda grass has excellent seedling
vigor. Under ideal conditions, germination may
begin within 10 to 14 days. Allow 14 to 18 days
for completion. Full coverage may be attained
in 4 to 6 weeks. If planting is occurring early
or late in the season, more time may be needed
After most of the grass has filled in and when
the blades of grass are 1/3 taller than your desired
mowing height, you are ready for your first mowing.
It is recommended that no more than 1/3 of the
leaf blade be removed per mowing.
Winter overseeding of dormant Bermudagrass with
ryegrass may be done for year round green color,
but is not generally recommended on turf less
than 6 to 8 months of age. Immature turf may be
damaged by the vertical cutting and scalping procedures,
leaving it unable to compete with the overseeded
species during the spring transition.