Selecting a grass species is a crucial part of the turfgrass management process. When deciding what variety to plant, you have to consider the climate and conditions of a place where you are planning to establish your lawn. That includes factors like soil depth or quality, amount of rainfall, type of traffic (lawns/golf courses), level, and frequency of maintenance needed for that particular area.
Some of the most popular varieties are:
It is perfect for the home lawn and sports fields. This cultivar is suitable for over-seeding an already established Bermuda turf with color and density.
Jackpot is a variety that provides excellent performance and turf density; it has dark foliage, which makes it easier to grow in colder parts of the transition zone. Jackpot is an appropriate choice for those looking for a variety with an appearance similar to sprigged ones.
Majestic is a cool-season grass that grows medium to deep roots, has good winter color, and improved tolerance for common fungus problems. It combines the hardiness of ryegrass with the rhizome characteristics of bluegrass to improve both aesthetics and wear resistance.
It is designed for premium turf grass applications, like golf course tees and fairways. It can also be used on home lawns with adequate resistance to the major pests of Bermudagrass- particularly in the US transition zone between seasons turfgrasses.
Yukon grass is known for its cold tolerance, and you can plant it further north than other Bermuda grasses without the winter kill. It has a long vegetative period before going into a dormant state in the winter months.
It has great cold tolerance, as well as heat resistance. It also has a wide array of attributes necessary for a flattering lawn, including its beautiful texture and gorgeous color. It is used for golf courses and home yards.
Stunning aesthetic appeal and excellent performance has made Celebration Bermuda Grass a favorite among some of the most prestigious sports venues, such as golf courses or stadiums. It is also popular in home yards - particularly in Southern Texas. Its great developed root system allows rapid recovery above ground level.
Tifway 419 is fairways and athletic field grass that provides an excellent cushion. It tolerates more wear and better resists weed invasion in the winter months. It's the most widely used Hybrid Bermuda Grass in the South for Golf fields.
Celebration Bermuda Grass is not only strong and wearable, but it also requires less mowing time than other varieties of Bermuda grass. It grows rapidly from rhizomes, has natural chemical resistances to help weed control, and can be reproduced easily without the use of seed.
TifTuf Bermuda is a dark green and low-water grass that thrives in both the front or backyards, as well as sports fields like baseball stadiums. It can withstand drought stress better than other varieties, while still maintaining color. TifTuf requires minimal feeding; once established it will grow very quickly without irrigation or fertilizers.
Tifway 419 offers the strength and durability needed for heavy use conditions, but also offers a beautiful look and feel. Its dense rapid spreading growth habit means quick recovery from injury, making it one of the most durable hybrid bermudagrasses around. Tifway 419 tolerates close mowing.
Common Bermuda Grass is a popular option for creating a new lawn. It requires low maintenance and aggressively grows, making it harder to maintain weeds in the grass patch. Common Bermuda Grass goes dormant during the winter months due to colder weather conditions.
Bermudagrass grows very well in Texas. It is dough and cold resistant and has varieties of types, suitable for different weather conditions.
You can plant Bermuda grass in late February/early March, but there are some improved hybrids that you can start with even in the Fall.
Apply the recommended amount of nitrogen fertilizer to your cultivated soil. Apply it in a typical manner - broadcast 1 pound per 1000 square feet of lawn area at temperatures that exceed 65 degrees F.
It should be watered every three days in the summer and not at all during the winter.
Early spring is the best time to seed Bermudagrass.
The best time for overseeding is late spring. First, you need to choose an adequate seed, then fix existing problems on the lawn, spread the seed, water, and maintain.
Bermuda grass is more sturdy so it can tolerate heavier traffic, children playing on the lawn regularly, and other stressful conditions. Zoysia, while resilient to stressors like foot traffic and gardening methods that cause trampling damage or compaction of soil in zoysia turf; may not be able to endure this kind of treatment without becoming damaged or unhealthy.