Originally Posted by Threxx
I have no idea how I'd know which of the hybrids I have, but I don't want the seed. I just want to know how to fertilize it and maintain it. Do the same basic rules and times of the year for applications that apply for my area w/ Burmuda also apply to Bermuda hybrids?
Ah ok, I misread that first post. I thought you were looking to get some hybrid bermuda to put down.
I think the lawncare schedule should be the same. The difference between the regular and hybrid is that the hybrid is hardier, and in many instances it's a higher "yield" which makes it ideal for pasture land and in hay production. However, you aren't really concerned with that...lol.
Here's a little info about some of the hybrid bermuda grass that Greg Norman's company produces. Keep in mind though that this is one of the top hybrids available, and these directions are more for applications in parks, and on golf courses or sports fields(pretty strict regime).
ESTABLISHMENT & MAINTENANCE
WATERING: To avoid drying out and enable the new sod to root down, newly planted GN-1 should be watered daily and kept wet during the first 7-10 days. Once the new sod has rooted into the soil, watering frequency should be reduced. Due to varying soil and climate conditions, it is difficult to recommend a definite watering schedule. However, a deep soaking every 5-7 days is generally adequate during the growing season. Desert environments may require more frequent deep waterings.
GN-1 should be mowed weekly during the growing season with a reel mower. Clippings are best removed. It should be mowed to a height of 1/2 to 1 inch. Avoid scalping.
To maintain its beauty, color, and density, GN-1 is best fertilized during the fall, early winter, and spring using 3/4 pound of nitrogen per application per 1,000 square feet of lawn. Read and follow all instructions regarding fertilizer use and application.
WEED, INSECT AND DISEASE CONTROL:
GN-1 is virtually free of weeds, insects, and disease when it is delivered. However, in some installations, weed and insect problems may occur from close proximity to neighboring lawns having these problems. Various cultural practices may be used to reduce these problems. However, should chemical controls be required, they should be used in accordance with the written instructions provided by the manufacturer.