Bermuda Grass thrives in hot, sunny weather conditions. It is an excellent choice for lawns without automated irrigation due to its drought tolerance as well as disease resistance. Bermuda is considered a warm-season grass and can be laid in the spring, summer, and fall. It is not recommended to lay Bermuda in the winter under extreme cold conditions.
Bermuda Benefits: Our Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass is best know for its high turf density that spreads rapidly by stolons or runners. It performs well in high traffic areas such as athletic fields and dog kennels. It has excellent heat and drought tolerance. Bermuda Grass goes dormant in the winter, resulting in less maintenance.
Bermuda Deterrents: Since it is a warm-season grass it looses its green color in the winter as it goes dormant. Bermuda Grass should be properly edged around sidewalks, driveways, and landscape beds to prevent runners from spreading into unwanted areas. Landscape beds can be sprayed with a post-emergent such as Round-Up to prevent Bermuda Grass from invading planted areas. Using landscape borders or bed edging to separate the landscape bed from the lawn is beneficial. Bermuda Grass requires full sun. It will not grow or survive in heavily shaded areas.
Fescue Grass is the most popular grass in the Middle Tennessee area. Fescue is considered a cool-season grass. Cool season grasses prefer cool temperatures and can decline in the summer’s heat if not maintained properly. Fescue sod can be laid in the spring, fall, and winter. It is not recommended to lay in the intense heat of the summer, since it does not transplant well in high temperatures.
Fescue Benefits: Our turf-type fescue sod provides a rich, green year around color that is more drought tolerant and disease resistant than other fescue grasses. It stands up to heavy foot traffic, making it a good choice for play areas. Fescue grows best in full sun to partial shade.
Fescue Deterrents: Summer heat and disease are the two main problems associated with maintaining a fescue lawn. It must be watered frequently during the summer months or it will turn brown. Non irrigated fescue lawns may require over seeding in the fall to supplement areas that were weakened or damaged by the heat.