How to Manage Pests
UC Guide to Healthy Lawns
Planting and management tips for bermudagrass
- Mow short to produce neat, restrained turf.
- Mow frequently during warm months.
- Mow seeded bermudagrass at 1 - 1.5 inches; both rotary and reel lawn
mowers can be used.
- Mow hybrids at 0.5 - 0.75 inches; a reel mower should be used.
- Fertilize using 2 - 4 lbs. nitrogen/1000 sq. ft. per year during the
period of active growth (April - September) for seeded bermudagrass.
- More attention is required for hybrid varieties; fertilize using 4
- 6 lbs. Nitrogen/1000 sq. ft. per year during the period of active growth
(April - September).
- Establish seeded bermudagrass from seed in areas where adapted.
- Seed at 1 lb. seed/1000 sq. ft.
- Establish hybrids vegetatively from sod, stolons or sprigs (4 - 6 bushels/1000
sq. ft.), and plugs.
- Water infrequently.
- Water deeply to develop a healthy root system.
- Avoid frequent, shallow watering.
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