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Bermuda Grass Seed Establishment Rates
Certified Coated Turf-Type Bermudagrass Seed has
approximately 1,000,000 seeds per pound. At a planting rate of 2 pounds of seed per 1,000 sq. feet that would be 85 lbs. of bermuda grass seed for 1 Acre which is equal to approximately 14 seeds
per square inch.
The Types of Bermuda Grass Seed & Germination Rates
SEED TYPES: Bermudagrass seed is
available in several forms - hulled, un-hulled and coated.
Un-hulled seed is the natural seed form, which will germinate in
7 - 14 days. Hulled seed has had the outer skin (hull) removed
for faster germination, 4 - 7 days to germinate. Coated seed has
been pelleted with clay containing nutrients to improve ease of
planting and establishment, germination in 5 - 10 days. In all 3
forms, minimum germination of quality seed is 80%, with seed
counts ranging from 1 to 2 million seeds per pound.
Planting From Seed You Have These
Possibilities Of Success
PERFECT POTENTIAL POSSIBILITY:
Each seedling is capable of reaching 1 - 3 feet across within 6
- 8 weeks with correct temperature, water, etc.
half the seeds are planted too deep or too shallow or are eaten
by ants, birds, etc. Still 7 seeds per square inch should
germinate - each seedling capable of becoming 1 - 3 feet across
in 6 - 8 weeks
Hybrid Bermuda Grass Sprig Establishment Rate
Hybrid bermudagrass sprigs - initial application population
will never match seedling population on a golf course
fairway, sports field, park, school, commercial property, etc. The usual sprig application rate would be 2 - 3 live nodes per square
inch (hydro mulched), or fewer with common sprig planters.
Plant Bermuda Grass Seed Instead of Sprigging
Seeded bermuda grass can establish a usable lawn or sports field surface in
8-10 weeks, when planted during active growing times (warm late
spring temps) and maintained with adequate irrigation and
The added benefit of saving a lot of money should tip the weight on this decision as sprigging bermuda grass is costly when compared to planting seed.
Above information provided courtesy of Seed Research.
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