Although Zoysia turfgrass is gaining popularity on the golf course circuit, bermudagrass still corners the residential community for lush, reliable sod. Bermuda—a longstanding favorite to install in home lawns, sports fields, and community parks—offers customers extensive heat, drought, traffic, and disease tolerance for their landscapes. A warm season grass cultivated to withstand hot summers in the South, typical Bermuda sod withers in the shade. The exception is our popular TifGrand Bermuda, developed here in Georgia for superior shade tolerance as well as drought tolerance.
Development of TifGrand
There’s no better guarantee that a new turfgrass will flourish in your climate than knowing it was developed locally. TifGrand Bermuda is a product of reknowned UGA turfgrass breeder Dr. Wayne Hanna. Well-versed in hot, humid Georgia summers, Dr. Wayne developed a durable, beautiful turfgrass that could withstand shade without losing its resistance to drought. TifGrand Bermdua also has superior pest and disease resistance, making it an easy choice to replace the Fescue sod you don’t have time to tend this summer.
“In the past, I very seldom recommended bermudagrass for a home lawn,” says David Doguet, grassbreeder and President of Bladerunner Farms. “The main reason was poor performance in shaded areas close to the house, under trees, etc. Now with the development of TifGrand Bermuda, the world’s first shade tolerant Bermuda, I can use it with confidence.”
TifGrand Bermuda for Lawns
Because of its durability, easy upkeep, and lush density, TifGrand Bermuda is ideal for Atlanta lawns. TifGrand stays beautiful year-round, even during its winter dormancy. As it revitalizes in the spring, your yard will turn a rich, dark green unique to TifGrand turf. You can lay TifGrand Bermuda sod during the winter or the summer, in full sun or partial shade. Water your fresh sod throughout the installation process, and continue to hydrate your grass daily as it establishes. TifGrand thrives under full sunlight, so trim heavy trees and shrubs for maximum sod health.
To learn more about our TifGrand Bermuda sod, call NGTurf.