Monaco Bermudagrass is a Yellow Jacket that is formulated for the early establishment, "SuperCharged" germination, and effortless handling once seeded. It features high winter hardiness and produces a darker green color. Ideal for use on higher quality lawns, golf courses, and on sports turfs. The Monaco Bermudagrass has outstanding density and wear tolerance. It is considered as a superior seeded bermudagrass because it provides excellent quality of turfgrass throughout the growing season while rapidly breaking dormancy. This plant allows mowing heights needed for high-performance sports fields and fairways plus, it has high fall retention and faster spring green-up. Packaged in a 2 lb, 10 lb, and 25 lb bags.
Monaco is coated with Yellow Jacket Enhanced Seed Coating. Yellow Jacket is like having a sponge around each and every seed. Once water is applied, the coating holds that moisture and other nutrients around the seed - making them available as needed for germination and establishment. Without coating, the water simply passes the seed allowing it to dry out, resulting in more frequent watering and increased expense.
It should be planted in areas of full sunlight when soil
temperatures reach 65 degrees F or greater. Cover seed with no more than 1/4 inch of soil. Maintain adequate soil moisture around seed using frequent but light irrigation.
Monaco can be used as a durable, high-quality playing surface in golf courses, sports fields, and parks. It is not recommended to construct a putting green with Monaco as a base. Monaco also makes a very high-quality lawn that can be easily repaired when needed via seed, or used to repair other bermudagrass areas. In terms of matching other varieties, Monaco has a medium to dark green color and is similar in leaf texture to vegetative types such as Patriot, Astro, and Celebration.
Monaco rates highly for percent establishment, but extra care should be taken during the first year for complete establishment and competition against weeds. For best results, Monaco should be planted in areas of full sunlight when soil temperatures reach 65°F or greater. Cover seed with no more than 1/4" of soil. Maintain adequate soil moisture around seed using frequent but light irrigation. During the grow-in phase, it is recommended to apply 0.5lbs. Nitrogen per 1000 sq. ft. every two weeks with the first application made 2 weeks after emergence. Continue this schedule for 60-90 days then apply 0.75-1.5lbs. Nitrogen per 1000 sq. ft. each month of the growing season. The management intensity level will determine the amount of nitrogen required monthly. Sports turf installations should use the higher rate while residential lawns may prefer to use the lower rate. It should also be noted that in fall, when Monaco is preparing for dormancy, it is recommended to apply additional amounts of potassium while significantly reducing nitrogen.