Bermuda 419 is a warm-season grass with a fine leaf texture and dark green color. This fast growing sod requires full sun and spreads by both stolons and rhizomes.
Extremely poor- requires full sunlight.
Excellent drought tolerance
For optimum quality, water at the first sign of stress or wilt, apply at least 1″ of water. To keep uniformly green all summer, apply 1″ per week unless there is adequate rainfall. Water early in the morning to give your lawn enough time to dry. Watering in the evening can cause disease to your lawn.
Mowing and hatching
Never cut more than 1/3 the height of the leaves at any single mowing. Cutting more scalps the lawn and stresses the grass. Thatch can accumulate over time and may require removal.
Soil and Fertilizer Needs After Last Frost
Soil test every 2 years to determine lime and fertilizer needs. Maintain Ph between 6 and 6.5. Generally, Bermuda will require more fertilizer than other grasses. Apply fertilizer only when the grass is dry. Recommend 16-4-8 (with the slow-release nitrogen) at the rate of 6 lbs. Per 1,000 square feet in March, May, June, July, and August. To lessen mowing requirements apply the same rate in April, June, and August.
Disease, weed, insect control
Dense growth prevents most weed problems. Disease and insect problems can be controlled with insecticides and fungicides.