Over seeding a Bermuda lawn? Here are a few tips.
Seeds are listed below.
- Make sure the soil temp is over 65 degrees when seeding Bermuda lawns.
- If overseeding Bermuda sod, make sure you buy a quality Bermuda seed that comes close to matching the current Bermuda sod.
- Use a bladed de-thatcher or similar machine to open up / till the top 1/2 of the soil.
- Put out a light coat of 10-10-10
- Apply Bermuda seed at a rate of one pound per 1000 sq ft. (Read the seed label to confirm)
- Keep soil moist at all times for the first 2 weeks. No need to DRENCH, just keep it moist.
- Do not apply any strong fertilizers to sprouting seeds and young Bermuda grass, let nature take its course and be gentle.
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Arden 15 – NEW
About $22 – $32 / lb
Certified Arden 15 hybrid Bermuda grass seed is Pennington Seed’s latest upgrade to Princess 77. Good quality turfgrass with excellent color and superior early spring green up! A two clone intraspecific hybrid that provides a more uniform turf compared to other seeded cultivars! Arden 15 has an improved cold tolerance which makes it an ideal solution for planting in transitional markets as far north as Tulsa, Louisville and Richmond. This variety has a faster grow-in versus Princess 77.
Arden 15 Bermuda grass seed can be used on golf course fairways and tees – manicured home lawns – well maintained sports turf and parks. It has several advantages over traditional Bermuda grasses: Arden 15, just has a higher overall turf quality than all commercial seeded varieties in U.S. and international tests. This bermuda grass variety has a beautiful dark green color, medium fine leaf texture. Just as its predecessor Princess 77 had, Arden 15 has a high leaf density as well as a moderate spring greenup and fall color retention, and it is easily established from grass seed.
About $16 – $29 / lb
LaPrima XD with “X-treme Density” is a Bermuda grass seed blend of superior seeded Bermuda grass cultivars selected for fast germination and establishment, combined with the highest turf quality.
This blend combines Yukon, and Royal Bengal Bermuda grass seed, selected for superior turf quality, fast establishment, rapid divot recovery and good turf quality. The cultivars selected for this blend are adapted for superior performance under a broad range of environmental conditions. La Prima XD can be used for golf course tees, fairways and roughs, sports fields, home lawns, parks and commercial sites around the world.
About $7 – $9 /lb
Growing Blackjack Bermuda seed rewards you with a fine-textured, carpet-like, dark green Bermuda Grass turf. Blackjack grass seed produces a top-quality seeded Bermuda grass that is perfect for the home lawn, parks or sports fields. Grow a Blackjack Bermuda grass lawn and enjoy the unsurpassed dark green color in a seeded Bermuda grass. This grass seed is also used for over-seeding an already established Bermuda turf. This vigorous, fine-bladed cultivar adds color and density to any warm-season blend. Blackjack lawn seed produces a sun-loving turf that performs throughout the hottest summer months, and in addition, Blackjack shows remarkable cold tolerance even in cold winter areas. If planting sprigs or plugs makes your back sore, consider Blackjack seeded Bermudagrass. You’ll get a dense green lawn all summer long.
About $20 – $29 /lb
Yukon Bermuda grass seed is the best choice for turf managers needing an exceptional seeded Bermuda grass, no matter what Bermuda growing zone they are in worldwide! Yukon was developed by the Oklahoma State University Turfgrass Research Team, in conjunction with the USGA. This Bermuda turf grass seed is a synthetic variety produced by the inter-crossing of five parental plants that were selected in 1990 from a cold hardy study, based on high turf quality – making it the most cold tolerant Bermudagrass. Yukon is the most dramatic improvement in seeded Bermudagrass varieties to date. It is the pick of Outsidepride for the best quality Bermuda grass lawn seed based on available NTEP data.
Yukon grass is known for its terrific cold tolerance. It can be planted further north then other Bermudagrasses without the winter kill and it will stay green longer before going into dormancy for the winter. Over many years of testing and usage Yukon turf-type bermudagrass continues to be the most cold tolerant seeded bermuda grass available and shows superior Spring Dead Spot resistance. If you utilized another bermuda grass in these transition zone areas and have had significant cold this winter, early seeding with Yukon will insure a bermuda grass cover this year and into the future.