Here’s What No One Tells You About Tifgrand Bermuda Sod – Tifgrand Bermuda Sod
It’s attenuate that a new grass comes forth that revolutionizes the accommodation industry, but that’s what we may able-bodied accept with a new bermuda grass alleged TifGrand.
Many Augustans accept bemuda in their yards. For at atomic 20 years, bermuda has been the best of builders back sodding about new construction, usually a array accepted at Tifton 419. Bermuda is consistently the grass of best for the architect because it’s the cheapest.
With its aphotic blooming color, aridity altruism and toughness, it has been a acceptable best for a lawn, but the attached agency has consistently been its abridgement of adumbration tolerance. Added bermuda grasses charge at atomic eight hours of abounding sun to attending their best, but TifGrand Bermuda produces a advantageous accommodation in areas with beneath than bisected of that.
TifGrand was put in trials from Arizona to the Carolinas and performed able-bodied beneath fractional adumbration all day or abundant adumbration for abundant of the day, and in abounding sun. It’s accustomed as a benefaction to turfgrass managers on golf courses with a lot of trees. Many currently use zoysiagrass on tee boxes, back it is abundant added adumbration advanced than bermuda, but zoysia does not balance from abrasion about as bound as bermuda.
The new bermuda array would additionally accomplish able-bodied in sports stadiums with retractable roofs, which banned the bulk of sunshine the grass receives.
It is recommended that you sod the grass in black areas as against to sprigging. Any grass, alike St. Augustine, our best shade-tolerant grass, has a adamantine time accoutrement black areas back sprigged or plugged.
TifGrand will attending actual nice at a lower than 1-inch mowing height, announcement close advance and a aphotic blooming color. It will additionally attending nice at added heights. It was evaluated from beneath than 1/4 inch to 2 inches.
Because of its artlessly close growth, TifGrand does not crave abundant doses of nitrogen. A multiyear analysis in Roswell, Ga., has apparent that nitrogen applications of 2 to 3 pounds per 1,000 aboveboard anxiety annually aftermath accomplished turfgrass at a mowing acme of 1.5 inches. This is about bisected the nitrogen recommended for a awful managed accommodation of Tifton 419.
If application 2 to 3 pounds of nitrogen during the season, it ability be best to bag the clippings from the backyard because this grass is so close and active that there could be abundant beard buildup. You ability appetite to administer aloof 1 to 2 pounds of nitrogen for the growing season. At the college nitrogen rates, amount aeration would be a acceptable administration practice.
TifGrand has been accountant by the University of Georgia Foundation, which owns the rights, to New Concept Turf. The Turfgrass Group, of Fort Valley, Ga., will baby-sit sod production. It was accountant to a called cardinal of growers aftermost summer, so it should be accessible in the accepted bazaar this year.
REACH SID MULLIS, THE DIRECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA EXTENSION SERVICE OFFICE FOR RICHMOND COUNTY, AT (706) 821-2349 OR SMULLIS@UGA.EDU.
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