Tifway 419 Bermudagrass
Tifway 419 Bermudagrass

Introduction

Require proven reliability? Tifway 419 bermudagrass has been a tried-and-true favorite of professional turf managers for more than half a century. Designed for beauty and durability, Tifway features dense, fine-bladed growth that spreads quickly, withstands abuse and recovers quickly from wear. Indeed, Tifway still graces the surfaces of countless golf courses, sports fields, home lawns and commercial properties across the southern United States.

Since there is no licensing procedure to otherwise ensure that you receive Tifway 419 bermudagrass, turf managers should purchase only “Blue Tag” certified Tifway 419 sod. And, whether you need a few pallets or several acres, Buy Sod is your best source.

Tifway 419 bermudagrass is a warm-season variety best suited for Hardiness Zones 7B, 8A and 8B

Zone Map

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Attributes and Benefits

  • Industry standard for over 50 years = proven performer.
  • Excellent turf density = absorbs impact, tolerates wear and resists weeds.
  • Exceptionally heat and drought tolerant = requires less irrigation.
  • Rhizomatous root system = recovers well from traffic.
  • Fine-textured blades, with dark-green color = aesthetically pleasing.

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Best Practices

  • Sunlight Requirement: Needs full sun (8 hours) for best performance.
  • Mowing: Height can range from 0.5” to 3.0”, but best maintained at 0.75” to 2.0” with a reel mower.
  • Fertility: Requires 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 Tifway 419. Always follow label instructions.
  • Disease Control: Relatively susceptible to spring dead spot. All fungicides labeled for use on bermudagrass can be safely applied to Buy Sod’s Tifway 419. Always follow label instructions.
  • Hardiness: Susceptible to winterkill in northern transition zone.

Best Uses

  • Golf — fairways, tees and roughs.
  • Sports — higher-end fields with adequate maintenance budgets.
  • Landscape — high-end commercial and residential applications with adequate maintenance budgets.

Pedigree

Discovered in 1954 in a seed lot of African bermudagrasses from Johannesburg, South Africa, Tifway (Tifton 419) was selected and tested cooperatively by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station and the U.S. and Southern Golf Associations. It was released in 1960.

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Characteristics Ratings

Fineness of Blades
Wear Tolerant
Speed of Recovery
Heat Tolerance
Drought Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Shade Tolerance

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