Planting Bermuda Grass Seed in Your Yard

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Bermuda grass is a warm weather grass that is both beautiful and hardy. It acclimates well to many different climates when planted in the right growing season, and choosing it can help to improve your yard and curb appeal.

Bermuda grass seed should be planted in spring. In some parts of the country, you can plant it as late as early summer. Wait until temperatures in the air reach at least 75 to 80 degrees and the soil temperature is about 65 degrees.

Before planting new Bermuda grass seed, begin by having your yard tested to make sure the pH levels are appropriate. Also, remove any weeds or other types of grass if you want your yard to ha

ve a consistent look. Add fertilizer as necessary to give your grass a good place to root and grow.

Next, it’s time to aerate. This process helps to bring oxygen into the soil and loosens it to ensure the optimum growth of your seed. Your soil should be loosened to a depth of about 6 inches before putting any seed in the ground.

Next, spread your seed. When doing this, it’s important to make sure that you’re not using any herbicides or pesticides. These chemicals could kill grass seed and the youngest seedling growth and cause your yard to have dead patches in many areas. For best results, stop using these products for at least 3 months before spreading seed and avoid using them for another 3 months after the seed is in the ground.

Your new Bermuda grass will need lots of water, especially in the earliest weeks after planting. For about three weeks after seeding your property, water at least twice a day, in the morning and evening unless you are experiencing heavy rainfall. Once the grass is established, watering can be reduced to once or twice a week in most parts of the country.

Your Bermuda grass should start to germinate in as little as 7 days, and you can expect to see a beautiful lawn within 3 to 4 months after seeding if you have seeded your yard properly and started this process in the right season and temperature conditions.

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To maintain your grass, remove weeds, preferably by hand or with a more natural product. It’s also important to start mowing your grass after approximately three weeks or when most of the grass in your yard has filled in. After mowing the first time, continued mowing is usually necessary every week or so, but always be sure not to over mow or cut your grass too short, or you risk having a less healthy yard.

Bermuda grass seed is an excellent choice in any yard. Easy to establish and maintain, this grass looks beautiful through the spring and summer months while laying dormant in the winter. Get your yard looking better by scheduling a springtime weekend project to spread some seed and watch the results. You’ll be impressed by the difference that healthy Bermuda can make.

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