Tifgreen Bermuda Grass
A fine-textured hybrid Bermuda which creates a carpet-like appearance and tolerates close mowing heights. This water conservative grass becomes dormant in the winter and may develop some thatch. Available overseeded with perennial ryegrass for winter installation jobs.Keeping the height at 3/8 “to 3/4″ is best for this bermuda. This requires a reel mower, a rotary mower will scalp your lawn. Keeping your Tifgreen lawn taller than 1″ will make it stringier and spongy. Watering is best adjusted to each site, but a rule of thumb to begin with would be watering your Tifgreen lawn 4 days a week with .6 inches.
WATERING: For the first 20 days, water as needed to keep the topsoil moist to a 3-inch depth. After 20 days, water three or more times a week during warm weather. In cooler
weather, water once or twice a week. Sandy soil requires more frequent watering than clay soil. Inland areas require more water than coastal areas. Special attention should be paid to slopes and mounds where runoff occurs. More frequent, shorter watering may be necessary.
FERTILIZATION: Fertilize in six to ten week intervals from March to September. No fertilization is required during dormancy. Use an all-purpose fertilizer, and follow label directions.
MOWING: Mow seven days after installation. Mow to a height of 3/8 to 3/4 inches. Tifgreen should be mowed at least once a week during the warm season. You will not need to mow when your sod is dormant. Never mow more than one third of the blade at one time; it may injure the plant.
DISEASES: Tifgreen is highly resistant to common disease problems. The appearance of brown spots may be a result of a watering problem. If brown spots remain after adjusting your watering routine, a disease may be present. Consult your local garden center as soon as possible.
WEEDS AND INSECTS: After your new sod has been established at least four weeks, you may begin pesticide application for insect control, if necessary. Because pest and weed conditions vary from area to area, it is best to follow the recommendations of your local garden center or the extension specialist for your area.
DETHATCHING: To minimize thatch, dethatch at least once every two years. It may be done as often as once a year. The preferable time to dethatch is in the spring.
Common Name: Tifgreen
Species: Hybrid Bermuda 328
Growth Rate: Summer 1/4 to 1/2 inches per week
Winter 0 to 1/4 inches per week
Root Depth: 3 to 6 feet, depending upon soil type and watering patterns.
Soils Range: Fair tolerance to saline soil conditions.
Amendments are recommended for heavy clay soils to promote drainage.
Temperature Tolerance: 10°F. to 120°F.
ET0: .5 minimum, .7 preferred
pH Range: 5.0 to 8.5, 7.0 optimum
Shade Tolerance: Prefers full sun, but tolerates 20% shade.
Geographic Range: Refer to temperature tolerance
STANDARDS AND MEASURES
100% Weed Free Sod
Size: 5 to 10 sq. ft. per piece, depending upon market
Big Rolls: 200 to 500 sq. ft.
Soil Thickness 1/2 inch ± 1/8 inch, plus top growth
500 to 540 sq. ft. per pallet
Weight: 2500 to 3000 lbs. per pallet