WATER REQUIREMENTS: Seed bed should be watered deep and kept moist until emergence. For one to two weeks after planting through emergence, it is best to water the newly planted area 1 to 2 times a day, keeping the top layer of soil moist. Once the seed has emerged, watering may be reduced to once a day or every other day. Keeping the seed bed moist at the beginning will help assure good establishment and is most important in periods of high temperatures.
MOWING HEIGHT: Maintain Mission Bermudagrass at height of 1 to 2 inches tall. As with most bermudagrasses during the establishment period, the more you mow, the more the stolons will run and the thicker your sod will become. After establishment, the higher you mow, the deeper the roots will grow, helping increase plant health and stress tolerance.
PLANTING SPECIFICATIONS: Sow bermudagrass seed 1/4 inch deep, using two pounds of seed per 1,000 square feet. Bermudagrass seed can germinate quickly, usually in 5-14 days, depending on the time of year and growing conditions. Under the good conditions, it can become fully established in 60 to 90 days. Seed germination may be delayed when the soil temperature is below 65°F or above 90°F.
FERTILIZER: Bermudagrass responds well to all type of fertilizer. After establishment it is recommended to apply fertilizer two to three times during the growing season at the rate of 1-1.5 pounds of actual Nitrogen per 1,000 square feet. Avoid over applying fertilizer on a newly established lawn in the first 2-3 months, to reduce the risk of stunting the young plants.