Summer Lawn Re-Seeding (Bermuda Grass) in Arizona is done when winter is finally over and spring has arrived it is time to think about the summer lawn. Reseeding the lawn for the summer is as simple as giving us a call. We will be happy to come out and take a look at your yard and figure out just what you need to have that amazing summer lawn.
Bermuda Grass is perfect for the hot Arizona sun. There are two types of Bermuda Grass seed, hulled and unhulled. This means that the outer layer of the seed has been removed for the hulled seeds. And, that allows for faster germination. However, the unhulled seeds are slower, it is nice to have a mix. This allows the lawn to fill in rather nicely and not get overcrowded.
Planting Bermuda grass is as simple as planting any other grass. You first should dethatch the areas. This is done when your winter grass has died off. This will prepare the area for the new seed. Then, we will seed the area going in both directions. Cross seeding allows us to ensure that there are no missed spots and fills in the lawn area nicely. This allows for just the right amount of seed to be put down as well.
Bermuda Grass Needs Soil to Grow Bermuda grass does not germinate when on top of the soil but needs to be covered. We do this by simply raking of the lawn with a hand rake that will leave grooves in the lawn there the dirt will blow over onto the seeds with time. The ideal covering is 1/4".
When the lawn is first planted, watering will have to be done in short increments 5-6 times a day. This allows the moisture to penetrate the ground but not wash away the seeds. Once the seeds have germinated the watering can be reduced to twice a day and eventually once a day. The lawn will need to have fertilizer and be mowed from time to time as needed. This grass will continue to thrive and grow until late fall when the evening temperatures drop below their needed 65°F. At that time this grass will die off and it will be time to get the winter grass started.
Seeding Your Summer Lawn Once we have the seed down we will go over the entire lawn with fertilizer. This will give the seeds a fighting chance at germination. Remember, the unhulled seeds will germinate at a faster rate than those with hulls. The hulled seeds will germinate in about 5-10 days and the unhulled in about 7-14 days. It prefers the heat and thrives in 75-90° F temperatures. It will not grow in temperatures below 65°F so you should wait if the season is unusually late this year. Of course, we can help with this as well.
If you love grass and having your lawn green is important to you, we can help. We offer full-service lawn care for the Phoenix area. We work with our client's to get the best lawn possible. And, we understand the area, climate and which grass types work for each season. Give us a call.