Summer Bermuda Grass Seed
Summer Bermuda Grass
April/May is the perfect time of year to transition from your winter lawn to your summer Bermuda lawn. At SummerWinds Nursery, we have the grass seed you need to grow a fabulous summer lawn!
Did you know? Bermuda grass goes dormant in the fall and begins growing again in May. It doesn't need to be replanted annually and it can handle the overseeding of a winter lawn! Plus, you can plant your summer lawn as late as early August, if desired.
Schultz Bermuda Grass Seed Blend
A Bermuda grass seed blend for southern lawns:
- Highly-rated, coated Bermuda grasses that will grow and thrive in warm and humid climates.
- Will crowd out weeds and fill in bare spots.
- Best planted in spring when soil temperatures are around 80 degrees F.
- Great for sunny areas
- Superior heat and drought tolerance.
- Coated for disease protection and improved establishment
- Germinates in 10-12 days
- 1 lb bag - covers up to 1,000 sq. ft.
- 3 lb bag - covers up to 3,000 sq. ft.
Care of Your Bermuda Grass
Starting Your Bermuda Lawn by Seed
In order for Bermuda grass to grow, the soil needs to be moist and soil temperatures need to remain high—with consistent nighttime lows in the 70s or higher. Once you soil has been prepared, spread the seed and cover it with SummerWinds' Soil Conditioner & Seed Cover. Keep it evenly moist during daytime hours, in order for germination to occur.
The key to healthy Bermuda grass is to avoid wilting between watering. We recommend deep waterings during the cool morning hours—before 5:00 a.m. To keep the top 1-inch of soil moist enough for germination, we recommend 4-5 short waterings during the day.
Once your Bermuda grass seed begins to grow, we recommend starting off by mowing it to a height of 3/4-inch. This is short enough to help kill off your winter rye grass while allowing your summer Bermuda grass to grow. Then, each month, increase your mower's cut hight by approximately 1/4-inch (depending on what your lawn mower settings allow) until you reach a maximum height of 2-inches.
Then, starting in September, we recommend mowing in the reverse pattern—decrease your cut height by approximately 1/4-inch every two weeks. This will make it easier to transition to, and plant, your winter rye grass later in the fall. It will also help force your Bermuda grass into dormancy.
At SummerWinds Nursery, we recommend the following fertilizers from Fertilome: