How to stripe your Bermuda grass? This is a question that many homeowners are asking themselves. It seems like the answer is simple, but there’s more than meets the eye.
Striping Bermuda Grass
1. Mow the grass at a height of 2-2.5 inches (5-6 cm).
2. Use a push mower to cut the grass on the diagonal, in both directions, so that you create a striped pattern. This will help to prevent any weeds from growing through the stripes and also helps to prevent some diseases and insects from spreading through the grass.
3. Apply fertilizer to your bermuda grass at a rate of 1 lb per 1000 sq ft (0.4 kg per 100 m²). If you are using slow release fertilizer granules, apply them evenly over your lawn, then water it thoroughly so that they can dissolve properly. If you are using liquid fertilizer, spray it evenly over your lawn after watering it well.
4. Water your bermuda grass regularly during dry periods and keep it moist until germination occurs (around 10 days). You should water it whenever the top inch of soil becomes dry (you can test this by inserting a finger or digging up some soil with your hands).
The first few weeks is when most of the seeds will sprout and die off if not watered enough – if this happens, you need to reseed again or wait for another season before trying again.
5. Keep an eye on your new lawn and remove weeds as soon as possible – remember that weeds will compete with bermuda grass for nutrients and sunlight and will eventually kill off your new lawn!