Tifway 419 Bermuda

A vegetatively planted hybrid bermuda with specific application on athletic fields and golf course fairways. Tifway makes a wonderful lawn. Somewhat finer in texture than common bermuda, Tifway has a dark blue green color when properly fertilized.

Drought Resistance: Superior - highly drought resistant, but also responds to irrigation in dry periods. Can go into summer dormancy when irrigation is withheld; upon return of moisture supply, will green up again. Some varieties have better tolerance to heat and drought.

Shade Adaptation: Poor - requires full sun for most of the day to grow properly - should not be used in a shady site.

Wear Resistance: Excellent - withstands wear better than most grasses - can tolerate heavy traffic and when injured recovers more rapidly than other grasses

Soil & Fertilizer Needs: Prefers an acidic soil pH of 5 to 6.5 - is well adapted to infertile, well-drained soil - very low fertilizer requirement. Fertilize 1 or 2 times a year, spring and fall, with a complete fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphate and potassium - apply nitrogen at 1-2 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft. per year