Shipping Weight: 50lbs
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Common Bermuda Grass Seed (hulled) – 50lb Bag
Common Bermuda Grass Seed
Common Bermudagrass prefers full sun is drought resistant, and can withstand heavy traffic. It can easily be planted from grass seed. Grows in tropical, subtropical and transition zone areas. Common Bermuda germinates very quickly. In warmer tropical area, Bermuda retains a beautiful green color year round. This is a very aggressive grass and flower beds or other area will be quickly taken over if not kept in check. Due to its fast germination, extensive root system, and drought tolerance, Common Bermuda is ideal for erosion control applications. Erosion control jobs include road shoulders, embankments, retention pond slopes, etc. Once established it is very difficult to remove due to its extensive root system. The recommended planting rate for Common Bermuda is 10 lbs per acre. Our Hulled Bermudagrass is also coated to promote quicker germination and more efficient water retention at planting.
Due to it’s fast germination, extensive root system, and drought tolerance, Common Bermuda is ideal for erosion control applications. Erosion control jobs include road shoulders, embankments, retention pond slopes, etc. These applications require blended seeds to be effective. The blends vary depending on the time of year for planting, and the planting zone. A typical blend will consist of Bahia, a quick-germinating host (millet or rye depending on the time of year), and Hulled Bermuda. At Wise Seed Company we custom blend our seeds for any application, and will provide guidance to help our customers meet any of their erosion control needs. Please call us at (863) 635-4473, and we will be happy to help formulate the ideal blend for your needs.
There are a few steps that should be heeded during soil preparation and planting to insure successful germination, and healthy growth of seed.
First a soil sample should be taken and analyzed. Soil samples can be taken to a local Agriculture Extension agent, fertilizer plant, or private lab for analysis. The analysis will reveal the soil type, pH, and other factors. The analysis will allow the agent to make recommendations as to what will need to be added to the soil to make it ideal for the type of seed to be planted. Most seeds will do well within a pH range of 5.5 to 6.5.
A properly prepared seed bed is essential for successful planting. The area to be planted must be cleared of debris and all existing vegetation removed. The area should then be chopped or disced as needed to create an even fluffy soil.
The preferred method of planting seed is with a grain drill or culti-packer. This equipment allows for precise metering of seed and depth placement. Most people will not have access to a drill and will instead use a broadcast spreader for planting. The broadcast method will work well, but also requires the area to be rolled to insure proper seed-to-soil contact. In areas with very fine sand, light dragging is preferred to rolling. In any case, seed should not be buried more then ½ inch deep with ¼ inch being ideal.
Fertilizer can be applied at the time of planting. Consult with an Ag extension agent or fertilizer plant for proper formula and application rates.
For any other questions about specific planting methods, please call us at (863) 635-4473 and we will be happy to assist you.