Bermuda Grass - Knowledgebase Question

Largo, FL
Question by capcon2
July 20, 2007
I have a 16x20 foot synthetic grass putting green in my back yard. I have installed 500 square feet of Bermuda 419 turf sod around the green like the fringe on a regulation golf course.
How much and often should I water it?
When should I first cut it and at what height?
I know I need a

Answer from NGA
July 20, 2007



You need to water a couple of times a week in hot, dry conditions. I suggest mowing it at about 1 1/2 inches at a frequency of at least every 5 days. You many need to adjust this a little depending on growth response of the grass. Use a fertilizer with a 3-1-2 ratio of nutrients. Take the first number on the bag and divide it into 100 to get the pounds of that product per 1000 square feet of lawn area. Fertilize ever 8 weeks from March to October.

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