Arden 15 Bermuda Grass Seed
Certified Arden 15 hybrid bermuda grass seed is Pennington Seed's latest upgrade to Princess 77. Good quality turfgrass with excellent color and superior early spring green up! A two clone intraspecific hybrid that provides a more uniform turf compared to other seeded cultivars! Arden 15 has an improved cold tolerance which makes it an ideal solution for planting in transitional markets as far north as Tulsa, Louisville and Richmond. This variety has a faster grow-in versus Princess 77.
Arden 15 bermuda grass seed can be used on golf course fairways and tees - manicured home lawns - well maintained sports turf and parks. It has several advantages over traditional Bermuda grasses: Arden 15, just has a higher overall turf quality than all commercial seeded varieties in U.S. and international tests. This bermuda grass variety has a beautiful dark green color, medium fine leaf texture. Just as its predecessor Princess 77 had, Arden 15 has a high leaf density as well as a moderate spring greenup and fall color retention, and it is easily established from grass seed.
Bermuda Grass Usage
Golf course fairways and tees, manicured home lawns and well maintained areas of sports turf and parks.
- Arden 15 Bermuda Grass Seeding Rate: 2 - 3 pounds of coated seed per 1000 square feet of certified seed, hulled, coated form. Coated seeds are easier to spread and retain moisture better which improves germination.
- Time to Plant: Plant Bermuda Grass seed when soil temperatures are consistently above 65° F
- Where to Plant: In full sun on well drained soil. Proper drainage is essential for successful establishment and the development of a mature, healthy putting green.
- Planting Method: Do not cover the bermuda seed with too much soil - no more than 1/16 inch.
- Water: Soil moisture for this putting green seed must be maintained for about 1-2 weeks or until germination.
- Days to Germinate: After planting Arden 15 bermuda seed, with ideal conditions, germination may begin within 7 days. Allow 10 to 14 days for completion for bermudagrass seed.
- Establishment Time: Under ideal conditions, full coverage may be attained between 4 to 6 weeks. If planting the putting green seed occurs early or late in the season, more time may be needed for establishment.
- First Mowing: When grass is 3 inches tall. It is recommended that no more than 1/3 of the leaf blade be removed per mowing.
- Mower/Mowing Height/Frequency: For a Arden 15 putting green the reel mower recommended/minimum height is manageable at 3/16 inch (5mm). It maintains good leaf density at mowing heights under 1.25 inch when mowed with reel mowers. Can be mowed at higher heights for general purpose home lawns (1.25 up to 3 inches) - Rotary mowers are fine for heights above 1.25 inches. Most home / commercial lawns are best maintained at 1.5 to 2.5 inches for a good overall look. Rotary mowers can usually be used at heights above 1.5 inches.
- Winter Over-seeding: May be done for year round green color, but not generally recommended on Bermudagrass less than 6 to 8 months of age. Immature turf may be damaged by the verticutting and scalping procedures, leaving it unable to compete with the over-seeded species during the spring transition.
- Maintenance: This hybrid is dense. Periodic verticutting may be required under high maintenance conditions.
Seeding Rate & Planting Time
New turf: 2 - 3 pounds of Arden 15 grass seed per 1,000 square feet. Plant the home golf green seed when soil temperature reaches 65 degrees in spring up until a minimum of 6 weeks before frost in fall.
The Grass Seed Certification program establishes the genetic purity and germination of varieties, blends, and mixtures. The certification process begins with the proper field history before production and continues through the bagging of a grass seed lot with every step independently verified by Seed Certification personnel. Each bermuda grass seed lot to be certified is sampled by Certification personnel and tested in the state seed laboratory, so the grass seed you buy is the seed that was tested If even one standard in this process failed, the lot is uncertified. You can rest assured that your bermuda grass seed is certified!