TifTuf™ Certified Bermuda is the newest release from the world- renowned Tifton Campus at the University of Georgia bermudagrass breeding program.
TifTuf™ Bermuda maintains acceptable quality under drought stress without going dormant like many drought-tolerant grasses. It is now utilized as the scientific standard for all future university drought-tolerance evaluation trials. This grass has consistently ranked in the highest quality groups in the 2014 NTEP trials.
University research indicates TifTuf™ Certified Bermuda has:
Newly planted TifTuf™ Bermuda should be watered daily and soaked thoroughly to a depth of 3 inches for the first two weeks to avoid dry out. Then, reduce the amount of water but maintain the daily frequency for the following two weeks, or until the lawn is established. Once it is established, watering needs will vary based upon the type of soil present. It is always best to mimic the environment by watering heavier every few days rather than watering lightly every day. For sandier soils, 3/4 of an inch per watering will completely saturate the soil and everything else will simply percolate through. For heavier clay soils, you can water up to 2 inches at a time before saturation is reached. For this reason, heavier soils should be watered heavily but less frequently (every 3-4 days) and sandy soils will need less water but more frequency (every 2-3 days). Once it is established, watering should be reduced to every other day providing 1.5-2 inches of water a week. Established TifTuf™ Bermuda is considered to be a drought tolerant grass.
Mow at 0.5-2 inch cutting height. Mow no more than 1/3 of the leaf off at one mowing. Use sharp mower blades and catch and remove clippings. Can be mowed with either reel or rotary mower. Mowing may be required on a 4 to 7 day interval.
recommendations can vary by grass variety, and microenvironmental influences such as shade, drought, soil conditions and irrigation. Therefore, the below comments are meant only as a general guideline and should be adjusted according to conditions. Soil tests are encouraged to establish a scientific basis for fertility decisions.
Fine to Medium Blade
It tolerates a relatively wide range of soil types but is best suited to well drained fertile soils. pH TOLERANCE Range: 6.0 to 6.5 is ideal.
Extremely Wear Tolerant
TifTuf™has good shade tolerance
ORGANIC SOIL BUILD UP
ENHANCE TURF COLOR
|JANUARY-MARCH||ANDERSONS||0-0-7 WITH BARRICADE (3.6 LBS)||X|
|FEBRUARY-MARCH||ANDERSONS||24-0-8 50% CRN WITH 2% Fe (3-4 LBS FEB-MAR)||X|
|MARCH||ANDERSONS||BLACK GYPSUM DG (3 LBS)||X||X|
|APRIL-MAY||ANDERSONS||24-0-8 50% CRN WITH 2% Fe (4 LBS APR-MAY)||X|
|MAY||ANDERSONS||CRABGRASS PREVENTER 2.5% BALAN (1.8-2.7LBS) OR DIMENSION .25 G (4.6 LBS)||X|
|(MAY-SEPT)||ANDERSONS||PROPHESY .72 G DG PRO (AS NEEDED)||X|
|JUNE||ANDERSONS||15-0-15 50% CRN WITH 5% Fe (5 lbs)||X|
|SEPTEMBER||ANDERSONS||5-0-31 WITH 10% Fe (2.5 LBS)||X||X|
|OCTOBER||ANDERSONS||5-0-31 WITH 10% Fe (3 LBS) + 0-0-7 WITH BARRICADE (3.6 LBS)||X||X||X|
|NOVEMBER||ANDERSONS||DG LIME (AS RECOMMENDED BY SOIL TESTS)||X|
* Woerner recommends annual pH testing and adjustment in accordance with soil test recommendations.
* Any suitable organic based fertilizer may be substituted for any single scheduled application.
* Supplemental Iron applications can yield deep green color.
* Routine scheduled application of insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides are recommended to aid in the prevention of weeds, insects and disease.
* Product combinations of fertilizer and weed control may be utilized but Woerner recommends separate applications to target specific issues as they occur.
* Chinch Bugs are typically active during the months June thru Sept. Monitor and apply appropriate pesticide as label recommends.
* Application of pesticides are indicated during summer months as these months are when pest issues are most likely to be exposed. These applications may or may not be necessary depending on individual situations.