Jubilee, containing Certified Riviera and Transcontinental Bermudagrass seed is formulated for quicker establishment and longer term sustainability. Unlike economy seed blends Jubilee is a “Certified Blend” of turf varieties that have been tested across the U.S. in the National Turf Evaluation Program.
Bermudagrass is a warm season perennial grass species that restores itself after periods of neglect or environmental abuse due to heat, drought and traffic. Bermudagrass continually spreads by stolons (above ground stems) and rhizomes (below ground stems), which allows it to aggressively repair itself unlike bunch grasses that have very little recuperative ability. With climatic changes, extreme temperatures and water restrictions cold tolerant bermudagrass varieties are gaining in popularity through- out the transition zone due to their long term sustainability
Best results are achieved when the seedbed is tilled or cultivated to alleviate compaction and eliminate competing weeds and grasses. Remove clods and plant debris from the seedbed. Firm the cultivated and clean seedbed with a lawn roller or watering.
Planting season begins once the soil temperature is above 65 and rising. Broadcast seed at a rate of 1-3 lbs. /1000 sq. ft. with a handheld, shoulder or ground driven spreader. Lightly cover seed no more than 1/8" deep to protect seed without planting too deeply.
Water the seedbed daily or as needed to keep the soil surface moist until the seedlings reach at least 2" tall. Germination can begin in as early as 7 days and continue for up to 21 days. It is critical not to allow the seed or seedlings to dry out during the establishment period.
Fertilize with 0.5 lbs. of nitrogen/1000 sq. ft. two weeks after emergence. Reapply 0.5 lbs. of nitrogen every two weeks until your lawn is completely grown. Begin mowing 3-4 weeks after emergence to a minimum of 1". Reduce watering freq