TIFWAY 419

Tifway 419 Bermuda has been used for more than 50 years, providing high quality turf performance in a variety of applications. Tifway’s density and quick recovery from injury make it a durable Bermudagrass with excellent traffic tolerance. It performs reliably in residential and commercial settings as well as on sports fields and golf courses. 

Performance Ratings

DROUGHT RESISTANCE
SHADE PERFORMANCE
DISEASE RESISTANCE
FERTILIZATION NEEDS
TRAFFIC TOLERANCE
MOWING FREQUENCY
SPEED OF RECOVERY

Characteristics

APPEARANCE
Fine leaf blade; dark green during growing season, warm brown in dormancy; good color retention

SHADE TOLERANCE
Low

DROUGHT TOLERANCE
Medium

MAINTENANCE
Medium

Technical Data

  • High traffic tolerance
  • Excellent disease resistance
  • Quick injury recovery
  • pH 6.0–6.5
  • Full sun 
  • Weed-free when certified

Best Usage

  • Golf — fairways, tees and roughs
  • Sports — medium- to high-end athletic fields
  • Landscape — home lawns, commercial properties

Maintenance Guide

Once established, follow general recommendations of 1″ of water from rain or irrigation per week, depending on soil conditions and climate. Moderately drought resistant, Tifway goes dormant during stress and greens up after watering. Tifway prefers well drained soils. Visit the resources page to view or click here to download our watering guide for new and established grass.

Tifway establishes quickly and can be laid year round, even when dormant depending on climate. Test soil prior to installation and amend as needed, ideal pH 6.0 to 6.5. Install in areas of full sun for best results. Visit the resources page to view or click to download our soil preparation and installation guides.

Maintain at recommended mowing height of 0.5″ to 1.5″. Follow general mowing recommendations, keeping mower blades sharp and removing no more than 1/3 of grass height per mowing. Click to view the Bermuda Maintenance guide.

Tifway generally requires 4 to 6 pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet annually. Test soil before fertilizing. Excess fertilizer may result in increased thatch and reduced vigor. Avoid high nitrogen “winterizing” fertilizers in fall. Click to view the Bermuda Maintenance guide.

Providing excellent disease resistance, Tifway also resists sod webworms and mole crickets. To avoid Armyworms, preventative treatment is recommended for new sod laid in late summer through early fall. Click to view the Bermuda Maintenance guide.