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Tifway 419 Bermuda

Tifway 419 is a deep green Bermuda grass with a finetexture. 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 1/2inches, 419 provides an excellent impact-resistant absorbing cushion.Because of its very dense top growth, Tifway 419 tolerates more wear &better resists weed invasion. It is more resilient in winter months when thegrass is dormant. Tifway 419 is the most widely-utilized hybrid Bermuda in thesouth for golf and sports fields. Specifications: Spring green-up, goodseedhead formation, very few fall color retention, excellent leaf width of 1.2 mm, internode diameter of1 mm, shoot density 335 dm2. Scientific name: Cynodon dactylon. Area: 1, 2, 3, & 4. Intended Use:residential, commercial, golf, and sport. Availability: sod & sprig. Mowing Height: 1/2” to 1 1/2”.

TifWay Bermuda 419 Maintenance
Below are suggested management practices designed as a guideline to assist lawn care professionalsand homeowners in the maintenance of a Tifway 419 Bermuda lawn. Location, terrain, soil type andcondition, age of the lawn, previous lawn care, and other factors affect turf performance. For thesereasons, the following management practices can be adjusted to suit your particular home lawnconditions.

Mow the lawn when it first turns green in the spring with a rotary mower set as low as possible withoutscalping. Mow before grass gets taller than 1 1/2 to 2 inches. The more frequently Bermuda grass ismowed during the growing season the less chance for scalping. Practice grasscycling. Grasscycling issimply leaving grass clippings on your lawn. Glass clippings decompose quickly and can provide up to25 percent of the lawn's fertilizer needs. If prolonged rain or other factors prevent frequent mowingand clippings are too plentiful to leave on the lawn, they can be collected and used as mulch.

Spring - When grass begins to green up in spring apply a turf-grade high-nitrogen fertilizer, such as20-4-10, preferably containing a weed preventer such as Barricade. Broadcast fertilizer using a rotarytypespreader following spreading rates recommended on bag.               

Summer - In mid-summer apply a complete nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium (N-P-K) turf-gradefertilizer such as 28-4-6 or similar. Broadcast fertilizer using a rotary-type spreader following spreadingrates recommended on bag.                  

Fall - In early to mid fall apply a turf-grade Fall Feed/Winterizer, such as 5-5-20, preferably containinga weed preventer such as Barricade. Broadcast fertilizer using a rotary-type spreader followingspreading rates recommended on bag.

To maintain a healthy appearance during the hottest months of summer, Bermuda Tifway needs about1 to 1 1/4 inches of water a week. On sandy soils it often requires more frequent watering, forexample, 1/2 inch of water every third day. A dark bluish gray color, footprinting, and wilted, folded, orcurled leaves indicate that it is time to water. Proper irrigation may reduce pest problems andenvironmental in the summer. NOTE: Always water during the early to late morning hours and never atnight. Watering at night will often lead to fungal development.

Weed Control
Apply a granular preemergence herbicide such as Team 2G in early to mid February to prevent theemergence of spring weeds such as crabgrass. Late spring, summer and applications ofpreemergence herbicides are also recommended, and as stated above can be applied in combinationwith a fertilizer containing a weed preventer.                                  

To kill weeds that have emerged postemergence herbicides can be applied. Apply postemergenceherbicides only when weeds are present and make sure to wait until three weeks after the lawn isgreen. Be sure the product is labeled for use on Bermuda grass and always be careful to follow mixingand applications instructions on product label. Spot treating is recommended.

Insect Control
We don't see too many problems with insects on Bermuda grass Check for white grubs and control them if necessary.

Thatch Removal
If thatch is present and more than 1/2-inch thick, use a dethatcher to remove thatch in May.

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