Soccer is out, Summer is Coming
With the end of the soccer season, we had to prepare the field for the upcoming summer and fall seasons. Which meant we needed to get rid of the Rye grass and plant Bermuda grass.
Step 1: Kill the Rye Grass
We sprayed a chemical to the turf that directly kills the over seeded rye grass. We waited about two weeks and then scalped the field and bagged the clippings.
Step 2: Preparing for Seed
Using a tractor and a pull-behind aerator, along with walk-behind aerators, we conditioned the turf to accept the new seed.
Step 3: Seed
We spread the Bermuda seed with a fertilizer mixture over the field.
Step 4: Cover & Irrigate
We also covered the seed and irrigated it, just like we had done previously. Sure enough, 2 weeks post planting, Bermuda seedlings were sprouting through the turf.
Step 5: Fertilize
Once the grass was established, we applied fertilizer two weeks after germination, and then came back in another two weeks and applied it again. We continued a fertilizing regiment throughout the months. Through the summer heat, the football season, and many other sports and recreational activities, the grass continued to grow strong and true.