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Bermuda grass was originally brought to America in the 1500's from Africa and is a perennial grass that grows in tropical and sub-tropical zones. Bermuda grass grows in a variety of soils, prefers full sun and is salt tolerant. It can be grown on both low to high maintenance schedules depending upon the usage. Color ranges from medium to dark green and the texture is fine.

Tifway 419 is a deep green Bermuda grass with a fine texture. It has excellent weed and disease resistance, and it is a superior turf for fairways, tees, athletic fields, and home lawns. When cut at 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches, 419 provides an excellent impact-resistant absorbing cushion. Because of its very dense top growth, Tifway 419 tolerates wear and resists weed invasion.

TexTurf 10 Bermuda grass was developed by the Texas Agricultural experiment station as a medium-textured, dark green variety that is more wear resistant than Common Bermuda grass and is relatively free of seed heads. TexTurf is a top performing Bermuda for drought tolerance according to recent studies. Mowing height is 1-2 inches with a rotary mower or a reel type mower. It requires 1 inch of water (after established) every 3 weeks during the fall, winter, and spring seasons. This increases to 1 inch of water every seven days during the extreme heat of the summer. This grass is originally from the temperate areas of Asia and is native to Japan, China and Southeast Asia. There are records of it being in common use as far back as the 12th century. Zoysia was named to commemorate an 18th century Austrian botanist, Karl von Zois (1756-1800), who was a "country gentleman" and plant collector. Zoysia grass is believed to have come to America in the early 20th century from Manila and is sometimes called Manila grass. Zoysia can be grown in various soil types and is salt tolerant. Color ranges from medium to dark green and the texture is very fine.

TexTurf 10


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