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The Pennington Bermudagrass Sahara Penkoted Grass Seed offers an enhanced overall turf performance that is preferable in drought, heat, disease and insect tolerance to common and many other bermudagrass varieties. Sahara is ninety nine percent free from weeds and it features an increased density, increased durability and wear tolerance, lower mowing heights with less scalping, reduced plant height, low in thatch and more consistent, medium-fine texture, dark green color. The grass seed is generally used for athletic fields, cemeteries, golf courses (fairways and roughs), home lawns, park settings, playgrounds and erosion control seeding applications. Bermudagrass Sahara excellently grows in sunny areas. It is penkoted for an ultimate seedling protection.
|For use in:||Golf Courses (Fairways and Roughs), Home Lawns, Athletic Fields, Park Settings, Playgrounds, Erosion control and Cemeteries|
|Application:||Prepare the soil, fertilize planting area, plant the seed using a drop-type, rotary or handheld spreader, and water seeded area|
|Coverage Area:||Covers up to 15,000 square feet|
|Special Features:||Penkoted seeds|
|Shipping Weight:||15.50 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||Pennington (Mfg. Number: 00492)|
Planting and Growing Instructions
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 ¼” to ½” deep. Keep the area well-watered until the seeds germinate and the seedlings have grown sufficiently to establish a lawn, then water as needed.
Overseeding or Reseeding
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.
Rid your lawn of undesirable grasses following the steps below so that you can establish a desirable lawn:
- During any growing season, spray the established undesirable turf with a nonselective herbicide labeled for lawn use. Follow the directions on the label.
- After the lawn turns brown, continue with your seeding program as outlined above. Be sure to start with a soil test or a complete lawn fertilizer.
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.
- Conduct a soil test to determine pH level and add soil amendments accordingly for optimal lawn development.
- Begin mowing once turf reaches 1/3 taller than desired mowing height.
- Do not apply wed control herbicides until after the third mowing.
- Once turf is established (4-6 weeks after planting), begin an annual fertilization maintenance program.