Tifway Bermuda 419 is a beautiful dark green color with medium fine textures leaves. This Bermuda is the most popular sports turf, and is recommended for commercial properties, and high traffic areas. Tifway 419 requires full sun and due to its lack of shade tolerance it is not usually recommended for residential use. It has a high drought tolerance and recovers rapidly from injury.
All grass should be watered immediately after being installed.
GREEN GRASS: Newly laid sod requires initial daily watering for approximately 1-2 hours per day. It takes approximately 5-14 days for the newly laid grass to root. Once the grass is firmly rooted in the soil, it will need only about 1” per week. To get 1” per week, water at the rate of 1 hour two times per week. Watering is best in the morning or early afternoon as the grass is more susceptible to disease when it stays wet overnight.
DORMANT GRASS: Newly laid sod requires initial watering for approximately 1 hour. Check dormant grass every 2-3 days to make sure the soil on the roots is still moist as it may not require watering after the initial watering.
Tiffway Bermuda 419 does best mowed at 2 – 2 ½” approximately every 5 days. The 1/3 rule is to mow often enough not to remove more than one third of the top growth at one mowing. When do you need to mow your newly sodded lawn? Usually within 1 week of laying or when the grass is 50% higher than your desired mowing height.
We recommend a complete slow release product such as Fertilome New Lawn Starter Fertilizer directly on the ground before laying the grass on the ground. We do not recommend fertilizing on top of the grass between September 1st and April 15th. In order to maintain the beautiful deep green color we recommend fertilizing twice a year.