Bermuda Grass Seed

Planting Bermuda Seed during June in GeorgiaBermuda Grass

Bermuda grass is a warm-season turfgrass and is best planted in spring to late spring or early summer. June is the start of planting time for Bermuda grass. Bermuda seed germinates best when soil temperatures are above 70 degrees.  After the soil is prepared, sow the seeds.  The seeds should be covered with no more than .25 inches of soil. It will help if the cover soil is then lightly compacted (rolled).  Keep the seedbed moist even if it requires watering several times a day.  With ideal conditions, Bermuda usually germinates within several weeks. But, there are many factors that can slow the germination; soil characteristics, temperature, and moisture being the top three.  The above method applies whether you have bare dirt or you are overseeding an existing lawn.  If you are overseeding a lawn you must first scalp the lawn and remove as much thatch as possible.

If this sounds like a lot of work, it isn’t.  Preparing the soil means removing all unwanted plant growth and roughing up the surface.  Sow the seeds with either a spreader or by hand (as evenly as you can).  Cover the seed (.25 inch max) with compost or you can rake the seeds into the soil.  Keeping the seedbed moist can be the hardest part of this task. If the seedbed dries out germination will be delayed.

Cherokee Feed & Seed stores in Ball Ground and Gainesville offer Bermuda seed. Contact us for pricing and if you need a delivery.

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