Imperial™ is a quick filling, ultra-dwarf Bermuda with a very fine leaf texture, making it perfect for a putting surface.
Imperial™ is a ultra-dwarf Bermuda grass. Although very similar to Tif Eagle, Imperial™ has much smaller leaves and shorter spacing between the leaves, creating a finer, softer turf that is perfect for putting. Imperial has also out ranked other grasses in stimp measurements. Imperial had the highest rating, meaning when putting, the ball travels further and straigher on Imperial than other common putting turfs. Check out the graph to see the results.
Recommended Mow Height .1 in.
1 in. per Week
Fertilize Mid Spring and Early Fall
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- Very fine leaf texture
- Dark green color
- Mowing height of .10
- Fast grow-ins
- Florida Grown Greens Grass
- Imperial® Bermuda performs best in full sun and requires 4-6 hours of sunlight each day.
- Imperial performs best at heights associated with sports fields, approximately .1 inch.
- Apply enough water on the installation day to penetrate the sod and two inches of soil underneath. For the next 10-14 days, reduce your watering to just keep the soil moist throughout the day. Usually watering four to six times during the day, for approximately five to six minutes each time, is required until the roots have been established.
- After the first mow, reduce the frequency of times but increase the duration of watering at a gradual pace. The goal is to only water once a day and have the grass fully equipped with deep roots.
- Fungicide: Apply if needed. You may benefit from it if the Imperial® Bermuda is in the shade or has had trouble with disease in the past. First application should be 24 – 48 hours after first watering.
- Insecticide: Apply if needed, follow label directions. Treat with broad spectrum insecticide if needed.
- Preemergent Herbicide: Stop weeds from popping up by applying a preemergent herbicide. Follow label directions and wear proper protection equipment. Create a consistent blanket application.
- Fertilize: Give Imperial a boost with fertilizer, approximately four to six weeks after installation to ensure continued establishment of the roots. Follow label directions.
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