GCI Turf Alpha Elite Bermuda Grass SeedRegular price $329.00
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***BERMUDA GRASS IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO KILL. BE 100% SURE THAT YOU WANT BERMUDA GRASS BEFORE PLANTING THIS SEED***
- Bermudagrass requires full sun
- Bermudagrass seed requires watering to germinate
- Bermudagrass can be cut at lower heights
- Bermudagrass does best in warm climates
- Bermudagrass goes dormant in the winter and turns brown
- Bermudagrass greens up late spring
- Spreading type turfgrass
This is an athletic field quality bermudagrass seed mix that was designed with the home lawn in mind.
If you are planning to convert your existing lawn over to a bermudagrass lawn we recommend you pick up the GCI Turf Bermudagrass Renovation Guide. It will walk you through step by step the entire process.
If you plan to buy GCI Turf Alpha Elite grass seed and the GCI Turf Bermudagrass Lawn Care Guide please buy the GCI Turf Alpha Elite grass seed first. When you purchase the GCI Turf Alpha Elite grass seed you get a coupon code to save 50% off the GCI Turf Bermudagrass Lawn Care Guide. The coupon code is inside the "user guide" that comes with buying a bag of grass seed.
A good starter fertilizer goes a long way when it comes to seeding. Read this STARTER FERTILIZER GUIDE.
What's in the bag?
GCI Turf Alpha Elite is a 3-way mixture of high-quality Bermuda Grass seed. These three varieties are very similar and will blend well together.
***It is recommended you NOT overseed with ryegrass until year two of bermudagrass establishment.
GCI Turf Alpha Elite is 0% weed seed and 0% other crop.|
How long does grass seed stay good? About 2 years if kept dry.
We look for three basic things when choosing the varieties that go in our grass seed mixes/blends. It must be readily available to us, it must have an excellent history in the NTEP trials (National Turfgrass Evaluation Program), and it must be affordable.
RIVIERA: This is a certified turf grass that produces quality bermudagrass with great winter hardiness. Riviera bermudagrass establishes fast from seed. The highest quality-rated Riviera is known for resistance to winter kill, drought tolerance, color, spring green-up.
MAYA: Scored exceptionally well for excellent color, disease resistance, improved turf performance, and leaf texture.
BLACKJACK: This is a dense, dark green warm-season turf. This vigorous, fine-bladed cultivar adds color and density to any Bermudagrass. Blackjack has excellent cold tolerance.
High-quality Bermudagrass seed is not cheap like some common bermudagrasses. We use coated Bermuda grass seeds which help in the germination but also add to the cost. We could easily put together a mix or blend that would be the “best of the best”, but, the cost would also reflect that. We prefer to offer a very high-quality grass seed at an affordable price.
How much seed do you use?
Overseeding into an existing Bermuda lawn: One - two (1-2) pounds per 1000 square feet.
Seeding bare ground: Three-four (3-4) pounds per 1000 square feet.
When should you plant Bermuda grass?
Spring - Summer is a great time to seed bermudagrass. You definitely do not want to seed bermuda too early in the spring. Be sure that all chances of a late spring frost are gone. Plant bermuda seed when soil temperatures are consistently above 65° F. Your air temperature should be around 80° at this time. For late Summer planting, do not plant 90 days before the first expected frost. You will need plenty of time to germinate and grow your bermudagrass before the first fall frost. At that time your bermudagrass will go dormant for the winter.
Bermudagrass seed requires a lot of water to get going. Water multiple times a day, every day to ensure the ground and seed stay moist. Bermuda seed can take anywhere from 14-30 days to germinate depending on environmental conditions.
I bet you are wondering why only 49.45% of the bag is actual grass seed and 50.55% is inert matter. This is simple and typical for bermuda seed. Bermuda grass seed is coated to help with germination. It is also dyed so you can identify and see it well. The combination of the coating and the dye make up 50% of the bag. There is an actual 10 pounds of Bermuda seed in a 10-pound bag and 25 pounds of actual Bermuda seed in a 25-pound bag.
**We cannot take returns of seed because we cannot resell seed that has left our possession as we do not know how it was cared for while out of our hands. (moisture, sunlight, humidity).