Bermudagrass

Bermudagrass spreads by stolons and rhizomes, and it can invade flowerbeds and other areas because it has runners that spread rapidly both above and below ground. But bermudagrass is extremely drought tolerant, grows rapidly on any type of soil except where drainage is poor, and makes a good turf if fertilized and mowed low and often. It forms a dense, durable surface when grown in full sunlight. The majority of cultivars will not tolerate shade. Bermudagrass is well adapted to sandy soils. Bermudagrass withstands wear and traffic, and recovers rapidly from injury.

Bermudagrass lawns perform best when mowed at 0.75 to 1 inch using a reel mower. However, good performance can be achieved with a rotary mower with sharp blades set as low as possible without scalping. Uneven ground can make mowing below 1 inch difficult. For this reason, a 1- to 2-inch mowing height is recommended when using a rotary mower. For best results, bermudagrass should be mowed often (at least twice per week), especially at the lower mowing heights.

Growers

Carolina Turf Farms, Inc.

Scott Benton
1495 St. Pauls Rd
Raeford 28376

Phone:
Fax: (910)875-6143

http://www.CarolinaTurfFarms.com

Bermudagrass: Celebration™, Latitude 36, NorthBridge, Tifway 419, Discovery

St. Augustinegrass: Palmetto, Raleigh, Sapphire™

Zoysiagrass: Atlantic, Empire™, Meyer, Geo

DMG Turf, Inc.

Clay Gardner
997 Matthews Mill Pd. Road
Angier 27501

Phone:
Fax: (919)639-6312

http://www.dmgturf.com

Tall Fescue: Triple Threat plus

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419, Tifgrand

Centipedegrass: Common

Zoysiagrass: Compadre

Mackilwean Turf Farms

Kenney McIlwean
1004 Washington Post Rd.
New Bern 28562

Phone:
Fax: (252)636-1965

Bermudagrass: Celebration™, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: Cavalier, Compadre, El Toro

Macon Turf Farm, Inc

Leary Winslow
337 Cedar Stretch Road
Hertford 27944

Phone:
Fax: (252) 426-1756

http://www.maconturf.com

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

Tall Fescue: Triple Threat plus

Zoysiagrass: Compadre

Oakland Plantation Turf Farm, Inc.

John Williams
120 Bermuda Drive
Council 28434

Phone:
Fax: (910) 669-2993

http://www.ncturfgrass.com

Bermudagrass: Celebration™, GN-1, Latitude 36, Tifsport, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Palmetto, Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: Empire™, Zorro

Quality Turf Inc

Alfred Wooten
P.O.Box 1548
Burgaw 24825

Phone:
Fax: (910) 259-3065

http://www.qualityturfnc.com

Bermudagrass: Celebration™, Premier Pro, Tifdwarf, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Palmetto, Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: Emerald, Empire™, Meyer

Sandhill Turf, Inc.

Mark Harris
P.O. Box 819
Eagle Springs 27242

Phone:
Fax: (910) 673-7810

http://www.SandhillTurf.com

Bermudagrass: Champion, Tifsport, TifTuf, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: JDL Select

Zoysiagrass: El Toro, Zeon

Sandy Plain Sod LLC

Paul Smith
521 Sumner Road
Pink Hill 28572

Phone:
Fax: (910) 298-5718

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

Zoysiagrass: El Toro

Tarheel Turfgrass Company, Inc.

Malcom Newberry
2319 Dover/ Fort Barnwell Road
Dover 28526-9245

Phone:
Fax:

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common