Want an easy and low maintenance lawn ? Try this grass seeds
Lush green and a well-maintained lawn is most soothing site in a garden. For healthy and dense growth, a lawn should get good amount of direct sunlight.
Bermuda grass seed germinates quickly, covers quickly and grows in a variety of soils. With a fair degree of salt spray tolerance, Bermuda grass is used in coastal regions all along the south and up to the lower sections of the cool season area.
Known as one of the most persistent and aggressive grasses grown it is very hard to kill Bermuda grass after establishment.
Bermuda grass is a perennial lawn or turf grass, or grown as forage (pastures). It needs sun and grows well in tropical, sub-tropical and the transition zones.
The color of this grass is usually dark green and spreads by rhizomes and stolons. This grass has the ability to grow in extreme climate conditions because of its extensive root system. It has a good tolerance capacity against insects and diseases. Bermuda grass can grow in coastal areas as well.
Due to its rapid growth, Bermuda grass is easily available throughout the year. The main characteristic of this grass is that it’s very persistent and aggressive vegetation world over. Bermuda grass does not grow well under low light (shaded) conditions.
The sun loving Bermuda grass can grow easily in poor soil as well and have the quality to recover quickly from damages such as cutting, fires etc.
How much seed I need ?
For average gardener or lawn developer, 1 KG seeds are recommended for an area of 1000 sq. ft.
How much time it takes for seeds to germinate ?
First of all, Bermuda grass takes 10-30 days to germinate under ideal situations (adequate warm-moist 70+ degree soil conditions). Some seeds germinate faster and some take months longer.
It all depends on the soil and climate for the period after you plant. Bermuda grass loves hot moist soil to germinate. That is when it will germinate the fastest. Keeping adequate moisture throughout the day is also a critical factor. Watering more than once a day may be a requirement of your lawns soil & weather.
Once it has germinated and emerged, it is only a baby in the plant world. It will be a very tiny needle looking plant, hiding under and around all the other weeds & plants that may be present in the neighborhood.
Thereafter it only takes 2-4 weeks to have ground covered, if conditions are right.