Bermuda grass is without a doubt, one of the most common grass types in the Holly Springs area. It grows with very little maintenance, thrives in our Summer heat, and for the most part, can rely solely on rain for watering. If you live in a new construction home, your newly sodded lawn is almost guaranteed to be Bermuda. It is the primary grass type of our athletic fields, golf courses, and parks. Yet for many, Bermuda grass can be an absolute pest of a weed due to its invasive and resilient nature. So, what defines the difference between that annoying weed and that seemingly perfect fairway?
In this blog, we are going to take a deep dive into the various varieties of Bermuda grass. Our goal will be to provide you the best guide to allow you the chance to find the Bermuda grass that is best for your lawn. Whether you are a green thumb, lazy bum, or looking to blow your neighborhood away, there is likely a Bermudagrass for you. With that said, let’s dive in.
Common Bermuda (Wild Bermuda)
Starting from the top, Common Bermuda is just plain Bermuda. Also known as Wild Bermuda, this will be most often the Bermuda you see creeping along the ground into your mulch beds. It does not have great density compared to the other Bermudagrasses which is largely why many Common Bermuda lawns are far more prone to weeds taking over. More often than not, if you are attempting to seed Bermudagrass, you will be left with mostly Common Bermuda. Pro tip: you can do better.
Tifway 419 Bermuda
Tifway 419 has been the industry standard of Bermuda for years. Known to be soft to the touch, boasting lower maintenance and tolerance to traffic than many of its Bermuda counterparts. It thrives in the heat and will freely grow without the need for excessive watering or fertilization. Due to its popularity among residential lawns and recreational turf fields, Tifway 419 is perfect for the homeowner who wants an upgrade but wants to avoid breaking the bank on a luxury turf. While it may not boast comparable density, color, or drought tolerance to some of the higher-grade Bermuda varieties, it is the perfect sod solution for that long-overdue repair job to your lawn that is just too far gone.
Considered by many to be the new standard. TifTuf continues to exceed expectations time and time again. Known for its exceptional drought tolerance and density, TifTuf is the perfect one-size-fits-all turf. TifTuf has proven to handle even the toughest soils with ease. Without feeling the need to irrigate your lawn, you can set up the lawn chair and take a breath of fresh air. Ideal for those who want to boast an exceptional lawn, without the need to spend excessively on watering or maintenance costs. While TifTuf comes at a higher upfront cost than other Bermudagrass varieties, it will quickly make up for this in the long-term maintenance savings.
One of our personal favorite Bermudagrass varieties, Northbridge Bermuda is the definition of a luxury turf. While Northbridge boasts many of the same great qualities in a Bermudagrass, it sets itself apart from the pack in its incredible aesthetic appeal. Soft enough to sleep on, beautiful green color, and excellent density. Northbridge Bermuda is prime for those who will settle for nothing but the best. Priced to compete with its warm-season grass counterpart Zoysia, Northbridge Bermuda will leave the neighbors wondering what you could have done to make your lawn look this good.
While there are many other varieties of Bermuda we could dive into, we have found these select few to be the best of their kind for their prospective customers. If you think Bermuda could be your grass of choice, but you are unsure as to which kind is the best fit for your lawn, please do not hesitate to consult with the experts at Peak Sodding. It is our goal to help you find the perfect medium of turf based upon necessity, appeal, and budget.