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Bermuda Grass Seed is a bermuda turf grass seed that is the result of the intercrossing of three parental clone plants, producing a high quality turf that is moderately fine textured with
a medium dark green color. Riviera bermuda has good resistance to Bermuda Grass pests and sufficient cold hardiness to be used in parts of the US transition zone with minimal risk
of winter kill.
It's appearance rivals vegetative hybrid bermuda grass varieties.
Riviera Seeded Bermudagrass, Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers., is an improved
variety that was developed by Oklahoma State University Turfgrass Development Team, with financial support from the United States Golf Association. Riviera Bermuda Grass Seed
produces a superior turf quality bermuda grass with excellent winter hardiness. Riviera bermuda grass establishes fast from seed and has improved resistance to spring dead spot.
Highest quality-rated Riviera bermuda grass ranks first overall for winter kill resistance, drought tolerance, color, green-up and percent of living ground cover in spring.
Riviera Bermuda Grass Facts
Riviera Bermuda Grass Seed grows a bermuda grass of the highest quality. Riviera bermuda grass ranks first overall for winter kill resistance, drought tolerance,
color, spring green-up and percent of living ground cover in spring.
Uses For Riviera Bermuda Grass
Riviera bermuda grass is used for golf courses, sports fields, home lawns, commercial landscapes, ...anywhere a turf quality bermuda grass is used. The difference between
Riviera bermuda grass and other bermuda grass varieties is that Riviera bermuda is significantly more cold tolerant. Sports fields and golf courses benefit from the excellent divot
recovery rate of Riviera Bermuda Grass.
Areas Of Adaptation For Riviera Bermuda
Riviera Bermuda Grass is well adapted to the transition zone and all other regions where bermudagrass is currently grown. Riviera bermuda is an improved variety that has
better cold tolerance and can be used in the transition zone. This transition zone includes portions of four of the five turf grass regions and extends through the central portion of the
country from the Atlantic Coast to eastern New Mexico.
Soil, Climate & Fertility Requirements For Riviera Bermuda Grass
Bermuda grass grows well on a wide variety of soils from heavy clays to deep sands, provided fertility is not limited. It tolerates both acid and alkaline soil conditions and
is highly tolerant to saline conditions. Bermudagrass survives some flooding but does best on well-drained sites. Riviera Bermuda Grass is an improved variety that is drought tolerant and
will withstand colder temperatures. Although it may persist under low fertility, bermudagrass has a high nitrogen requirement for good quality turf. Applying 3 to 5 pounds of nitrogen per
1000 square feet (1.5 to 2.5 kg/100 square meters) per growing season is adequate.
Establishment of Riviera Bermuda Grass
Riviera should be planted in areas of full sunlight when soil temperatures reach a consistent 65°F (18°C) and are on the rise. Plant in a well-prepared firm seedbed.
Maintain adequate soil moisture around seed using frequent, but light irrigation for optimum germination. Seedlings should emerge in 10 to 14 days. As seedlings develop, decrease the
frequency of irrigation, but increase the amount of water applied. As turf matures, follow the recommended turf watering guidelines for your growing region.
Seeding Rates For Riviera Bermuda
- Planting Rate: 2 to 3 pounds of RIVIERA seed per 1000 square feet (1 to 1.5 kg/100 square meters)
- Planting Depth: No more than 1/4"
Mowing Heights For Riviera Bermuda Grass
RIVIERA bermudagrass can be maintained at mowing heights from 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) to 2 inches (5 cm). For healthy turf, do not remove more than 1/3 of the leaf blade each
time. More frequent mowing at shorter heights will result in a finer, more dense turf.
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