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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by New2TheGreenIndustry, Feb 28, 2008.
Do you recommend over-seeding as well?
Considering you're in Alpharetta, GA I would overseed only if the soil is damp and above 70 degrees(May). Your customers will have to properly irrigate and have starter fertilizer applied (18-24-12).
You should not need to overseed with more Bermuda. It just needs some heat water and N and you wont be able to stop it. All you should need to do is fertilize, boost the frequency of the watering for 10-14 days. You do need night time temps in the low to mid 60s t get it going though.
It will spread and fill faster than new seed will germinate. It has a 21 day germination rate, thats a long time to wait just to get going.
I would not bother to overseed bermuda unless it is real thing. Just aerate so that you get more than 12 holes per sq. ft. By cutting the stolons and opening the soil some water, fetilizer and warm days will do the filling in.
My only issue is that sometimes the seed used is quite different than the sod used.
Many of the hybrid varieties like tif419 are sterile hybrids. Forget overseeding. AZ Gardener hit the nail on the head.
That's what I was saying, but was a little confusing in my reply. I've done it before when requested, but don't recommend it.