Bermudagrass.com - An Informational Website From Seedland.com
Below is a picture of a bermuda grass seedling 21 Days after planting - Air temps were 80° and
higher during the establishment period - Planted on April 7, - Picture taken
on April 28th. --
Note the brownish / purplish leaf colors, often causing the grass
to be mistaken for a weed or not easily seen against a gray soil
background. This is a result of soil nutrient deficiency.
How Long For Bermuda Grass Seed Germination
Bermuda Grass can take anywhere from 7 days to
over 30 days to germinate. This all depends on planting
depths, rainfall and/or irrigation, and especially soil
temperatures. Soil temperatures must be above 70° or
higher for the seeds to begin the germination process. Until
that time they will simply lay in the soil and rest. To have
a 70° + degree soil temperature requires day time temperatures of 80°. The higher the soil temperature (with adequate
moisture), generally the faster (sooner) the seeds will germinate.
--- Bermudas need temperatures between 70° and 95° for
Keep in mind that "germination"
means that the seed have just started to actively grow.
Prior to that the seed was in a state of suspended
"life" with everything slowed down. Once the
germination process starts the first seedlings that emerge out of
the soil (like those in the picture above) will be very small
"baby like" plants. Nothing like the final adult
plants they will soon become. They are often hard to see
because of their tiny size and color similar to a soil
color. Bermuda is also occasionally mistaken for weeds
because of the "brownish" color of the leaves that the
baby seedling grass has. It will still be another 1-3 months
before these baby plants grow large enough to provide a user with
a usable grass lawn. This of course if the grass was planted
in the spring / early summer and adequate soil moisture and
correct maintenance practices are used.
And just like a real baby, they need constant
feeding, watering and care during their growth to adult stature.
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