The machine we use to plant grass.

Grass Sprigging Preparation and Management Tips

 

Sprigging bermudagrass is a long term investment in your property,  which can quickly pay for itself if you manage it correctly. Here are some recommendations that will help you.

 

  • Disc or plow your soil to a minimum of six inches to establish a good seedbed that will hold moisture.

  • Break up and smooth out the soil.

  • It is necessary to have moisture in your prepped soil before planting. 

 

First Year Management

 

Management in the first growing season is crucial to the survival of the stand. Often, weed control is needed in year one. Before applying herbicides, make certain that bermudagrass is well rooted and that weeds are heavy enough to inhibit stand establishment.

 

Also, we recommend limiting haying or grazing the stand through the first growing season. When you have a good stand, either hay or lightly graze the new bermudagrass late in the growing season (August and September), taking care to not take forage below a stubble height of 5 inches. Remember, the goal for the first year is to get a good stand — anything more should be considered a bonus.

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