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ONGOING MAINTENANCE FOR CELEBRATION, TIFWAY 419 AND DISCOVERY BERMUDA SOD

Celebration, Tifway 419 and Discovery are tough, hardy Bermuda turf grasses for full sun that once established, produces a beautiful lifetime lawn, landscape, sportsturf, or golf course.

Mowing: Mowing is a critical to a healthy lawn:

  • Maintain BERMUDA at 0.5”-1.5” (1" is optimal)
  • Mowing with a Reel mower is preferred
  • Mow every 5-7 days during the active growing season
  • During cooler weather mow every 10-14 days, or as needed
  • Never cut more than 1/3 of the total length of the blade at any one mowing
  • Bagging of clippings is not usually necessary if mowing schedule is maintained.

Insecticides: Apply insecticide as needed to reduce stress on your lawn:

  • Always read and follow label directions carefully for any insecticide applications
  • Walk your yard regularly and be aware of seasonal pests like billbugs, armyworms, webworm and grubs
  • Early identification and treatment of insect problems minimizes the application amount and damage to your grass
  • Grubs can reduce quality if infestation is allowed
  • Control army and webworms with Sevin®, Orthene®, Diazinon® or Permethrin-based products
  • If you are unsure of label instructions consult with the retailer where you purchased your insecticide

Herbicides: Reduce your weeds through proper mowing, irrigation and fertilization of BERMUDA. If a weed problem persists:

  • Always read and follow label directions carefully for any herbicide application
  • Improper use of herbicides can severely damage or kill BERMUDA
  • Walk your yard regularly and be aware of seasonal weeds
  • Early identification and treatment of weed problems minimizes the application amount and damage to your grass
  • BERMUDA is tolerant of most commonly used herbicides but always read the label
  • If you are unsure of label instructions consult with the retailer where you purchased your herbicide

Fungicides: BERMUDA grass is not known to have significant issues with fungus. Fungicides should be used only as needed:

  • Always read and follow label directions carefully for any fungicide application
  • Walk your yard regularly and be aware of unusual symptoms of disease
  • Early identification and treatment of disease minimizes the application amount and damage to your grass
  • If predictable seasonal problems are expected, consider a broad-spectrum fungicide application
  • If you are unsure of label instructions consult with the retailer where you purchased your fungicide

Irrigation: Established BERMUDA exhibits very good drought tolerance however, like all turf grass, requires regular irrigation for long term health and beauty

  • Watering requirements are greatly dependent on soil type, season, geography and other factors
  • Ensure irrigation systems are working properly and covering all areas sodded with BERMUDA
  • Walk your yard regularly and be aware of signs of wilting that would show irrigation is needed
  • Shaded areas and heavy soils require less water than full-sun areas and sandy soils
  • Encourage deep root growth by watering until the soil is moist to a depth of 3”, shallow watering will result in a shallow root system
  • Infrequent deep watering maximizes drought resistance and tolerance
  • Visit our Tips on Watering Your Lawn video
  • Fertilizing: Properly fertilizing your lawn will encourage health and reduce disease and insect in your BERMUDA yard:

    • Test your soil to understand your soil needs and fertilizing requirements
    • BERMUDA generally requires three fertilizer applications per year: spring, summer and fall
    • Walk your yard regularly and take notice when the yard requires fertilizing
    • Take care to apply the correct amount and type of fertilizer
    • Reduce nitrogen rates to avoid disease and insect inducing growth flushes
    • Use iron sources to improve color and limit growth surges
    • Higher Nitrogen rates should only be applied in the spring or for injury recovery of BERMUDA
    • Apply balanced fertilizers with lower rates of Nitrogen in the summer and fall
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