How to Calculate How Much Bermuda Grass Seed for Sports Turf

Overview

According to the turfgrass specialists at Texas A&M University, Bermudagrass is one of the most commonly used sports turf grasses in warm climates. This is largely due to its dense growth, fine texture and durability. Bermudagrass will grow on any type of soil and stands up well to heavy use on football and soccer fields, golf ranges and other sports turf.

Step 1

Calculate the area of the sports turf. Measure the length and width of the area in feet. Turn any inches into decimals; for instance, 60 feet 3 inches is 60.25 feet.

Step 2

Multiply the length times the width to get the square footage of the turf.

Step 3

Divide the square footage by 1,000.

Step 4

Multiply that number by three to calculate the number of pounds of seed you will need to establish new turf with hulled Bermudagrass seed. Multiply that number by 1 to 1.5 to determine the amount of Bermudagrass seed you will need to establish new turf with unhulled Bermudagrass seed.

Things You'll Need

  • Rolling tape measure
  • Calculator

References

  • Texas A&M University: Bermudagrass, The Sports Turf of the South
  • Alabama Cooperative Extension: Bermudagrass Lawns
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