All About Bermuda Grass Sod

One of the most popular types of grass, Bermuda grass is arguably the best combination of beauty, low maintenance, and durability. Learning all about Bermuda grass sod will help you make the best-informed decision about whether it is right for your lawn. If you enjoy watching sports that use natural turf such as football, soccer,…

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While we all love acres of uninterrupted, lush turfgrass, it is inevitable that man or Mother Nature will interfere with that plan. Buildings, trees and other objects are eventually going to cast shadows (literal and figurative) on your turf dreams. So how do you handle growing and maintaining turfgrass in shady areas? Here are three…

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Okay, so maybe no one wrote to Santa to ask for a bermudagrass lawn this year, BUT that doesn’t mean they won’t be asking for it at spring green-up. You can bet that when their neighbors’ lawns are beginning to look plush and full, the guys buried in an acre of clover and dandelion will…

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Summer’s right around the corner, so now’s the time to start talking about grass that can withstand heat and potential drought. TIFTUF is a drought-tolerant bermuda grass developed by turfgrass breeders at the University of Georgia. It uses less water and stays green longer when subjected to stress.

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An article in Turf magazine introduced readers to Dr. Brian Schwartz, turfgrass breeder and scientist at the University of Georgia-Tifton, where several industry-standard bermudagrasses (including Tifway 419, TifSport, Tifdwarf, TifEagle and, most recently, TifGrand) have been developed. The article outlines Dr. Schwartz’ background and discusses his current and future turfgrass breeding projects. To read the…

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Last summer, an article in Turf magazine discussed the lasting legacy of the University of Georgia’s turfgrass breeding program and featured the use of TifGrand Bermudagrass at three Brazilian stadiums used in 2014’s World Cup. To read the article on the Turf magazine website, click here, or read the article text below.   UGA, USDA-ARS…

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Last September, the Cuscowilla golf course in Georgia reopened after a two-month renovation project that entailed replacing the putting greens with Champion ultradwarf bermudagrass, as well as regressing the green surrounds with TifGrand Bermudagrass. According to the project’s architect, TifGrand was chosen to replace the former Tifway 419 surrounds in order to accommodate a lower…

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In a shade-tolerance study that compared TifGrand Bermudagrass to Celebration, Patriot, TifSport and Tifway, TifGrand had increased turfgrass quality under both 30% and 60% shade compared to the other cultivars. TifGrand pigment concentration also increased with increasing shade levels. These findings were reported at the November 2014 International Annual Meeting of the American Society of…

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