T10 bermudagrass is the rapid-recovery “vehicle” for high-traffic, low-maintenance turf areas. Although it shows wear a bit sooner than denser varieties, its extremely aggressive lateral growth habit enables it to recover quickly from damaging traffic.
Even better, T10 exhibits outstanding performance in low-maintenance conditions, requiring less fertilizer, less irrigation and less than half the mowing of other bermudagrasses. In short, T10 translates to significant savings in maintenance expenses.
It’s no wonder T10 has been called the “most under-utilized turfgrass in the South.” If you have a high-traffic site, but a limited budget, turn to T10, grown only by Buy Sod in the Carolinas and Virginia.
T10 bermudagrass is a warm-season variety suited for Hardiness Zones 7A, 7B, 8A and 8B.
Attributes and Benefits
- Aggressive lateral growth habit = recovers quickly from wear.
- Slower upright growth = less mowing.
- Lower fertility and irrigation needs = reduced input expenses.
- Wider leaf blade = can be mowed with a rotary mower.
- Deep blue-green color = requires less fertilizer to look its best, and contrasts nicely with other varieties.
- Excellent cold tolerance = extended growth range.
- Sunlight Requirement: Needs full sun for optimal growth (at least 8 hours of sun per day).
- Mowing: Best maintained at 1.0” to 2.0” mowing heights (rotary mower).
- Fertility: Recommended 3 to 4 lbs. N/1,000 ft2/year.
- Weed Control: All herbicides labeled for use on bermudagrass can be safely applied to Buy Sod’s T10. Always follow label instructions.
- Insect Control: All insecticides labeled for use on bermudagrass can safely applied to Buy Sod’s T10. Always follow label instructions.
- Golf — driving-range landing areas, roughs and other low-maintenance areas.
- Sports — high-traffic, low-maintenance fields (high schools and parks & recreation facilities).
- Highway rights-of-way (great for soil-erosion control).
Released by the University of Georgia and the Coastal Plain Experimental Station in Tifton, GA, T10 was originally collected in 1974 by Dr. Glenn Burton from a lawn in Shanghai, China. Further developed by Dr. Burton and Dr. Wayne Hanna, it was released in 1988.
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