Here are 5 best grass seed for soccer field: 1. Bermuda Grass Seed (Cynodon Dactylon) Bermuda grass is one of the most popular types of grass seed for sports fields. It is a warm season perennial and can be found in many parts of the world. This type of grass can grow up to 2 feet tall and has a medium coarse texture with dark green color.
In the South, bermudagrass is the most commonly used grass for football fields. Tall fescue works great in transitional climates. When establishing a football field in the North, a blend of 80% Kentucky bluegrass and 20% perennial ryegrass is ideal. This is the same ratio found in our famous Blue Ribbon Blend. Best Grass Seed for Tennis Courts
Tall fescue is only recommendedfor lightly trafficked soccer fields without irrigation and when there can be 18 to 24months between seeding and use. In the southern-most tier of counties in Indiana, bermudagrass is gaining popularity inathletic fields.
The major cool season grass species used for sports fields include Kentucky bluegrass ( Poa pratensis ), perennial ryegrass ( Lolium perenne) and tall fescue ( Festuca arundinacea ). These grasses are selected based on their ability to withstand traffic (wear and tear) and stress (from drought and heat), recovery from field use (recuperative ability), good color, desirable growth characteristics, resistance to pest pressure (insects, weeds and diseases) and maintenance requirements.
Seed or sprig bermudagrass between early May and mid-July. August seeding or sprigging is not recommended because of insufficient time for proper establishment before cold weather. Bermudagrass will not germinate or grow until soil temperatures have adequately warmed.
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Begin with 50 lbs. of seed in a nylon bag. Place the bag in a 50 gallon barrel and cover it with water and then cover the barrel with plastic. Remove the plastic and change the water each day. Aerify the area to be seeded on the 4 th day. Empty the water from the barrel and spread seed by hand on the aerified area.