Sahara Bermuda Grass Seed - Sahara Bermuda Grass is a very drought tolerant bermuda grass species that is bred to grow greener and finer than common bermuda grasses. Sahara Bermuda grass seed provides excellent tolerance to foot traffic and is a great choice for a warm season, sunny lawn or recreation grass seed application. Sahara Bermuda grass seed is commonly used for lawns, parks, pastures, recreation areas and erosion control seeding applications.
Daily Light Required: Full sun (8+ hours of daily sun)
Sun Tolerance: Excellent
Shade Tolerance: Low
Grass Color: Medium to dark green
Grass Texture: Moderately fine
Drought Tolerance: Excellent
Disease Resistance: Very good
Traffic Tolerance: Excellent
Recommended Planting Dates: Late spring through summer
Planting Rate: New Lawns: 2 lbs per 1,000 sq ft;
Overseeding: 1 lb per 1,000 sq ft
Planting Depth: 1/8 - 1/4 inch
Germination: 7-21 days
Mowing Height: 1-1 1/2 inch
*Penkoted for seedling protection
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.