Tifway 419 is a warm season grass which is dark green, dense, and low growing via rhizomes and stolons. It is best adapted to hot, dry climates with an excellent heat tolerance. It performs best during periods of heat and has a winter dormancy period. 419 can tolerate heavy traffic and when injured, recovers rapidly.
The Industry Standard for over 40 years, Tifway 419 has excellent traffic & drought tolerance. While there are newer varieties with improved characteristics, Tifway 419 still provides an excellent fairway and tee surface.
This variety performs best in Zones 7, 8.
Bermuda grass is a warm season grass that has low water requirements during the summer. Bermuda prefers full sun and warm temperatures. Bermuda will spread via rhizomes and stolons, which means it will grow places that you may not want it to grow or it will grow where you’ve never been able to grow anything previously. Bermuda is a warm season grass that will go dormant or turn brown after the first killing frost. The dormancy period will last through out the winter, the Bermuda will start to actively grow and slowly turn green when ground temperatures are maintained at 65 degrees Fahrenheit. The typical dormant period in the middle and east Tennessee areas is mid October through April. The optimum mowing height for Bermuda is 1/2" to 1". This grass can form a heavy thatch layer and may perform better after vertical cutting or de-thatching in the spring. Apply a complete fertilize in the spring and nitrogen applications can be performed monthly, throughout the growing season. Contact a lawn care professional for specific fertilize quantities.
All information is based on average/normal conditions; individual sites and situations may differ.