SAHARA II BERMUDA (Lawn & Pasture):
Sahara II Bermuda Grass Seed
Sahara II (Second generation) Bermuda Grass Seed produces a warm season improved bermuda grass variety that was developed as an excellent choice for Southern lawns, turf and is also used to establish economical Southern pastures. This is a very drought and heat tolerant bermuda that is bred to grow greener, thicker and with finer leaves than common bermuda grass. Sahara bermuda grass has excellent tolerance to foot traffic and is planted in lawns, pastures, parks, pastures, recreation areas and for erosion control seeding applications.
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Sahara II Bermuda
Sahara II Bermuda Grass Seed - 50 LBS. - Unhulled & Penkoted/Coated Seed (Lawns & Pastures)
Planting Sahara Bermuda Grass Seed
Daily Light Required:
Full sun (8+ hours of daily sun)
Medium to dark green
Planting Zones: 9,10,11,12; lower 2,3,5,8 -- using Pennington planting map shown here
Recommended Planting Dates:
Late spring through summer
New Lawns: 2 lbs/1,000 sq ft
Pastures: 10 - 20 lbs per acre
Overseeding: 1 lb/1,000 sq ft
No more than 1/8”
Prepare the soil by tilling to a depth of 4-6 inches. Conduct a soil test to be sure your soil has the proper nutrients it needs for a healthy lawn. Apply fertilizer and lime at the recommended rates. If you are unable to conduct a soil test, apply lime and a complete lawn fertilizer according to the recommended rates on the packages. Work lime and fertilizer evenly into the soil, then rake the soil surface smooth to give the seed an ideal bed in which to establish healthy roots. Sow the grass seed by evenly spreading according to the recommended seeding rates. Rake, harrow, or otherwise work the seed into the soil 1/4" to 1/2" deep. Keep the area well watered until the seed germinate and the seedlings have grown sufficiently to establish a lawn, then water as needed.
Overseeding or Re-Seeding
Before overseeding, it is important to prepare the soil. Conduct a soil test to be sure your lawn has the proper balance of nutrients. Fertilize and lime if needed. Mow or clip the existing grass as closely as possible. Remove clippings and rake, harrow lightly, or aerate the soil where there is existing lawn. This will allow the new seed to make contact with the soil. Sow the seed and gently rake to cover. Keep the lawn moist until seedlings are established, then water as needed.
Improving Bare Spots
Mow your lawn closely, then remove leaves, dead grass, etc. Rake, harrow lightly, or aerate the bare spots to prepare the seedbed. Conduct a soil test to be sure the soil has the proper balance of nutrients. Fertilize and lime if needed.
Establishment & Maintenance
Sahara bermuda grass seed should be planted when soil temperatures are consistently above 65°F (18ºC), this would be when daytime temperatures reach 80°. Plant in full sun on well-drained soil. Soil moisture must be maintained for at least 1 to 2 weeks after planting. Under ideal conditions, germination may begin within 7 to 10 days. Allow 10 to 21 days for full germination. Full coverage may be attained in 4 to 6 weeks. If planting early or late in the season, more time may be needed for establishment. Mowing may begin when grass is 1/3 taller than desired mowing height. Sahara performs best at mowing heights of ¾ - 2 ½ inches (19 – 64 mm). Fertilize with ½ to 1 lb/1,000 sq ft actual N (0.25 to 0.5 kg /100 sq m) per month of growing season for optimum performance, fertilization may be reduced by ½ if clippings are returned to the soil.