Tierra Verde bermuda blend features two of Pennington’s improved varieties of forage bermuda – Mohawk and Sahara II. This unique, versatile blend contains 50% hulled and 50% unhulled seed thus allowing a wide planting window from spring to early fall. It is well suited for hay, grazing and high traffic sites such as arenas, pasture lanes and other maintained areas. Can also be used as vegetative erosion control planting.
Rate: For Forage Production: 15 lbs/A drilled or broadcast for new stands or 8-12 lbs/A to thicken existing stands. For Maintained Areas: 40-80 lbs/A (1-2 lbs/1000 sq. ft.)
Depth: 1/8 inch
Date: Late spring when soil temperatures reach 65° F or above at a 4” depth thru early summer. Fall plantings may be successful in certain regions of the U.S. (Consult with the local University Extension Office for recommended planting dates for the specific area.)
Fertilization: Apply 25-35 lbs/acre nitrogen as a starter fertilizer at planting. Lime soil to a pH of 6.0 – 6.5 and follow soil test recommendations for P & K.
Method: Plant when soil moisture is adequate. For summer plantings, do not plant when ambient temperatures are expected to be above the middle 90’s. If weeds become problematic, periodically mow to reduce competition with the seedling bermuda. To further reduce weed competition, delay the application of fertilizers containing nitrogen until the bermuda seedlings have fully emerged.