LaPrima Turf Bermuda Grass Seed
LaPRIMA Bermuda Grass Seed Blend is the best choice for your high profile project where fast germination, rapid establishment and excellent turf performance are required. It is the first Certified blend of improved, turf-type seeded Bermudagrass varieties. The high performance Bermuda Grass Seed varieties in LaPRIMA were chosen for their individual benefits and characteristics: to provide an extremely high quality turf grass surface in a shorter time, at less expense to the consumer and with easier maintenance requirements.
LaPRIMA will outperform single seeded varieties in most situations. You can always count on LaPRIMA Turf-Type Bermudagrass Blend to consist of the best Bermuda varieties available. Read more about La Prima Bermuda Grass and how it ranks for use with government & private turf projects.
A blend of 2 improved turf type Bermudas*:
2-3 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
*Note: Actual seed blend contains coating material of approximately 50 to 53%. Actual varieties & percentage of each subject to change. Varieties in mix as of 2013 are 50% La Paloma and 50% SR-9554
BLEND - LaPrima Bermuda
AVAILABLE March 2017 - 25 LB. - La Prima Bermuda / Coated Seed
AVAILABLE March 2017 - 50 LBS. La Prima Bermuda Blend / Coated Seed
La Prima Bermuda Grass Seed Blend Turf Quality Features
- Genetically stable turf
- Very uniform growth
- Medium to fine texture
- Increased salt tolerance
- Fast germination & establishment
- Increased turf density
- Dark green color
- Consistently high quality turf
- Durable, wear tolerant turf
- Tolerates poor quality & effluent water
- Higher fertilizer efficiency
- Withstands variable soil conditions
- Certified Seed
- Easy to maintain
- Rotary or reel mowers
- Disease and pest resistant
- Diverse genetic origins
- Drought tolerant
Bermudagrass or Couchgrass
(cynodon sp.) is the primary turfgrass for much of the temperate and tropical world. Originating in Africa and India, this grass has the ability to withstand extremes in climatic and growing conditions around the world. "Common" Bermudagrass seed has been used for many years as a preferred turf surface for uses as diverse as professional sports fields, parks and home lawns.
In recent years, plant breeders have devoted considerable efforts to improving the overall turf quality and performance of the seeded Bermudagrass species, cynodon dactylon, in order to provide turfgrass managers with an economic alternative to the high cost of installing and maintaining hybrid Bermudagrass sod -- thus we now have turf quality seeds such as those found in LaPrima Bermuda Grass Seed Blend.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
This scientifically formulated blend of the top performing seeded turf-type bermudagrass varieties, delivers excellent results throughout the temperate, subtropical and tropical regions of the world. Recent research has also shown LaPRIMA to be an excellent resource for the transition zone turf grass manager or home owner. LaPRIMA is especially designed for new plantings and use on home lawns, golf course fairways, roughs and tees, municipal parks, commercial landscapes and all types of sports fields. This top quality turf-type bermudagrass product is easily planted from seed, allowing for much faster and far less expensive turf-grass establishment, when compared to the popular vegetative bermuda varieties.
A certified seed blend, La
PRIMA may be overseeded into stands of common or other seeded bermuda varieties to improve density, turf quality and overall turfgrass performance. When a healthier, easier to maintain turf is desired, La PRIMA may be overseeded into existing stands of medium textured hybrid or vegetative bermuda grass varieties.
BENEFITS of ANNUAL SPRING / SUMMER BERMUDA OVER-SEEDING
In many situations, Certified La PRIMA Turf-Type seeded Bermudagrass, from Seed Research of Oregon is a wiser, more economical and beneficial choice for a turf project manager, architect or designer. This includes new turf projects, with many architects and project designers specifying a seeded turf-type bermuda such as La PRIMA for new sports fields, golf course fairways & roughs and parks or commercial properties. It is also true for renovation or yearly maintenance of existing Bermudagrass turf, whether the existing turf is a seeded Bermudagrass or one of the popular hybrid vegetative varieties. La PRIMA Turf-Type seeded Bermudagrass is the solution.
- Increased Bermuda Population - new seedlings will establish and contribute to a higher quality mature turf appearance.
- Improved Summer Transition - correct inter-seeding practices will reduce ryegrass competition and increase soil temperature for faster Bermuda recovery.
- Reduced Weed Infestations - more completely covered soil surface will reduce weed seed germination and establishment in summer months.
- Improved Stress Tolerance - seeded turf-type Bermuda grass is generally more salt, heat, drought, disease and insect tolerant than popular vegetative varieties.
Benefits of LaPrima Bermuda Grass Seed Blend
Convenience - certified La
PRIMA seed can be stored on the job site until needed for planting, whereas sprigs & sod must be ordered daily as needed or they dry out & die. Seed can be stored in the maintenance facility for regular use in repairing divots, worn spots, etc.
Nurse Crop - La PRIMA Bermuda seed can be planted on a project, blended with sprigs of some varieties of hybrid bermudagrass such as Tifway 419. The fast establishing La PRIMA seedlings help hold the soil in place and shade the soil, while the slow establishing sprigs take root and begin to spread. This will allow the project to open for play or use sooner.
Repairs Easier & Cheaper - a worn area on a seeded or hybrid bermuda course, park or sports field can be repaired more easily and at far lower costs using La PRIMA Bermudagrass.
Overseed Transition Easier - using La PRIMA Bermudagrass seed in an annual spring overseeding program can improve the transition from winter ryegrass back to the hybrid or seeded bermudagrass base. The faster recovery and spread rate of La PRIMA Bermudagrass will get the bermuda base re-established much quicker, for improved summer appearance & performance, as well as a smoother ryegrass overseeding the following fall.
Quality Assurance - La PRIMA certified seed has blue, certified tags attached to each bag to assure the buyer of the genetic and mechanical purity of the bermuda they are planting. Whereas vegetative hybrid bermuda sprigs & sod are rarely available certified by a third-party agency (many sod farms are known to be contaminated with mixtures of bermudas).
Initial Water Savings - sprigged or sodded bermuda generally needs more frequent daily watering, for a longer establishment period than La PRIMA seeded bermuda, to establish well. This is a significant economic factor with rising water costs and increasing water restrictions for recreational turf across the country.
Time Savings - under proper planting and growing conditions, a La PRIMA bermuda planted project can be opened for limited use several weeks to several months before a sprig planted bermuda project. This earlier opening date is highly valued by project owners for early revenue generation on a new project. (even a sod planted project must stay out of play until the roots re-establish, which may take as long as establishing a seed planted project).
Material Cost Savings - the grass materials for a sprig planted project may run two or even three times the cost of plant materials for a seed planted project of the same size. Plantings in the southwestern United States that use certified seed may save as much as $650.00 per acre or $65,000.00 on 100 acres of golf fairways, using seed rather than sod.
Maintenance Savings - La PRIMA turf-type seeded bermuda requires less maintenance than most of the hybrid vegetative varieties, which must be de-thatched yearly and require special mowers. La PRIMA has fewer disease and insect pest problems than some hybrids.
LaPRIMA Brand Blend -
Certified blend of improved varieties, specifically chosen for their improved turf traits and useful on turf projects including golf courses, sports fields, parks, schools and home lawns. This blend exhibits uniform medium-dark green color and
improved density, with medium to medium-fine leaf texture.
LaPRIMA contains 3 varieties chosen by SRO agronomists for their overall improved turf performance, darker green color, increased winter hardiness, higher turf density and finer leaf texture. The LaPRIMA Bermuda Blend will continue to evolve and improve each year for better turf performance and quality, as newer bermudagrass varieties are added to the SRO line-up. Certified seed is readily available.
Read more about La Prima Bermuda Grass Seed Blend at our informational website Bermudagrass.com -- will open in new window.
Also see our
grass planting links page for planting and lawn care guides.