Bermudagrass

Bermudagrass is well adapted to sandy soils, withstands wear and traffic, and recovers rapidly from injury. It is an excellent choice for sports turf and high traffic wear areas.

Seasonal Type: warm-season

Spreads by rhizomes and stolons

Sodding: You may successfully install a warm-season grass sod anytime in the growing season when

  1. The ground is consistently at or above green-up temperature and
  2. Anytime during the warmest times of the year (with careful water management)

Plugging is planting individual pieces (2 inches or larger) of sod on 6-inch to 24-inch centers. A 6- to 12-inch spacing should be used for more rapid establishment, whereas using a wider spacing may delay fill for greater than one year. A spacing greater than 12-inches is not suggested when plugging on bare ground. This is an excellent way to introduce a more adapted lawn grass into an old lawn in an effort to replace old grass by crowding out.

 

Primary Uses

  • Residential & commercial lawns
  • Sports fields
  • Golf courses
  • Parks & recreation

Propagation method(s)

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.

Texture

Bermudagrass 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.

Drought Tolerance

Bermudagrass is extremely drought tolerant; it grows rapidly on any type of soil except where drainage is poor, and makes a good turf if fertilized and mowed low and often.

Shade Tolerance: low

Bermudagrass is best suited for full sun and should not be considered for shady areas.

Maintenance

Mowing

Reel mower

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.

Rotary mower

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.

Frequency

For best results, bermudagrass should be mowed often (at least twice per week), especially at the lower mowing heights.

List of Growers

Vandemark Farms

Ryan Vandermark
9390 NC Hwy 33
NC 27891

Phone: (252) 437-1501
Fax: (252) 437-0228
Email: info@vandemarkfarms.com

http://www.vandemarkfarms.com

Bermudagrass: TifTuf, Tifway 419
St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh
Tall Fescue: Triple Threat plus
Zoysiagrass: Compadre

Turf Mountain Sod Inc

Wayne Pittillo
3277 Chimney Rock Road
NC 28792

Phone: (828) 685-3642
Fax: (828) 685-1121
Email: turfmountain@bellsouth.net

http://www.turfmountain.com

Bermudagrass: NorthBridge
Bluegrass: Barvette, Midnight Star
Tall Fescue: Black Beauty

Tidewater Turfgrass Farm LLC

Harold Henriksen
P.O. Box 973
Morehead City NC 28557

Phone: (252) 659-0198
Fax:
Email: sales@tidewaterturfgrass.com

http://www.tidewaterturfgrass.com

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419
Centipedegrass: Common
St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh
Zoysiagrass: El Toro

Tarheel Turfgrass Company Inc

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

Phone: (252)527-2880
Fax:
Email: mvnewberry@earthlink.net

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419, Arden 15
Centipedegrass: Common
Zoysiagrass: Compadre

Super Sod

Brad Hubinek
1225 Farmers Market Drive Box 19
Raleigh NC 27603

Phone: (919) 836-0492
Fax: (919) 836-0493
Email: bhubinek@supersod.com

http://www.supersod.com

Bermudagrass: TifTuf
Centipedegrass: Tifblair
Tall Fescue: Elite Tall Fescue
Zoysiagrass: ZenithTM, Zeon, Emerald

Sodco Turf Producers

Matthew Parrish
8625 Mt. Pleasant Church. Rd.
Willow Spring NC 27603

Phone: (919) 552-7075
Fax: (919) 552-5944
Email: matt@sodco.com

http://www.sodco.com

Tall Fescue: Confederate
Bermudagrass: Tifway 419TM
Centipedegrass: Common
Zoysiagrass: Compadre
Bluegrass: Endeavor II
Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: Pennington Signature Series, Tarnation GT, Right Kentucky Bluegrass 5%

Simply Sod LLC

N A
7940 kennebec rd
Willow Spring NC 27592

Phone: (191) 936-9202
Fax:
Email: simplysodllc@gmail.com

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419

Sandy Plain Sod LLC

Paul Smith
521 Sumner Road
Pink Hill NC 28572

Phone: (910) 290-0574
Fax: (910) 298-5718
Email: smith192@embarqmail.com

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419
Centipedegrass: Common
Zoysiagrass: El Toro

Sandhill Turf Inc

Mark Harris
P.O. Box 819 255 Highway 211
Eagle Springs NC 27242

Phone: (910) 673-2177
Fax: (910) 673-7810
Email: mharris@buysod.com

http://www.SandhillTurf.com

Bermudagrass: Tifsport, TifTuf, Tifway 419
Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: JDL Select
Zoysiagrass: El Toro, Zeon, Prizm

Quality Turf Inc

Alfred Wooten
P.O.Box 1548
Burgaw NC 24825

Phone: (910) 259-3064
Fax: (910) 259-3065
Email: info@qualityturfnc.com

http://www.qualityturfnc.com

Bermudagrass: CelebrationTM, Premier Pro, Premier Pro, Tifdwarf, Tifway 419
Centipedegrass: Common
St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh
Zoysiagrass: Emerald, EmpireTM, Meyer

Piedmont Turf Farm Inc

David McCart
1890 HW Farm Road
Maiden NC 28650

Phone: (828) 428-8359
Fax: (828) 428-2093
Email: david@piedmontturf.com

http://www.piedmontturf.com

Bermudagrass: TifTufTM, T-10TM, Tifway 419TM
Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: Tall Fescue/Bluegrass MixTM
Bluegrass: Water Star BlendTM
Zoysiagrass: ZeonTM

Oakland Plantation Turf Farm Inc

John Williams
120 Bermuda Drive
Council NC 28434

Phone: (910) 669-2991
Fax: (910) 669-2993
Email: jkwilliams@intrstar.net

http://www.ncturfgrass.com

Bermudagrass: CelebrationTM, GN-1, Latitude 36, Tifsport, Tifway 419
Centipedegrass: Common
St. Augustinegrass: Palmetto, Raleigh
Zoysiagrass: EmpireTM, Zorro

Mackilwean Turf Farms

Kenney McIlwean
1004 Washington Post Rd.
New Bern NC 28562

Phone: (252) 637-9261
Fax: (252) 636-1965
Email: mackturf@centurylink.net

Bermudagrass: CelebrationTM, Tifway 419
Centipedegrass: Common
St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh
Zoysiagrass: Cavalier, Compadre, El Toro

M & W Land Improvement Inc

Brandon Suggs / Ciara Blake
1164 Kellum Loop Rd
Jacksonville NC 28546

Phone: (910) 238-4637
Fax: (910) 238-4683
Email: mwland@mandwlandimprovement.com

http://mandwlandimprovement.com/

Bermudagrass: CelebrationTM, Tifway 419, Princess 77

Inman-Chapman Sod

Jamie Spears
P.O.Box 207
Inman SC 29349

Phone: (864) 680-3509
Fax: (864) 472-9674
Email: jspears@inmansod.com

http://www.inmansod.com

Bermudagrass: CelebrationTM, Tifway 419, Tahoma 31
Zoysiagrass: El Toro

Duplin Sod Farm

Barry Evans
394 East Wards Bridge Road
Kenansville NC 28349

Phone: (910) 296-1355
Fax:
Email: barry@duplinsod.com

http://www.duplinsod.com

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419TM
Zoysiagrass: Compadre
Centipedegrass: Common

DMG Turf Inc

Clay Gardner
997 Matthews Mill Pd. Road
Angier NC 27501

Phone: (919) 639-4027
Fax: (919) 639-6312
Email: cgardner@dmgturf.com

http://www.dmgturf.com

Tall Fescue: Triple Threat plus
Bermudagrass: Tifway 419, Tifgrand
Centipedegrass: Common
Zoysiagrass: Compadre

Carolina Turf Farms Inc

Scott Benton
1495 St. Pauls Rd
Raeford NC 28376

Phone: (910) 875-6141
Fax: (910) 875-6143
Email: ncsodman@carolinaturffarms.com

http://www.CarolinaTurfFarms.com

Bermudagrass: CelebrationTM, Latitude 36, NorthBridge, Tifway 419, Tahoma 31
St. Augustinegrass: Palmetto, Raleigh
Zoysiagrass: EmpireTM, Meyer, Innovation
Centipedegrass: Common

Carolina Green Corp

Andy Rushing
10108 Indian Trail-Fairview Rd.
Indian Trail NC 28079

Phone: (704) 634-9799
Fax: (704) 753-2033
Email: arushing@cgcfields.com

http://www.cgcfields.com

Bermudagrass: Latitude 36, NorthBridge, Tifway 419, Tahoma 31

Carver Bros Turf

H.R. Carver
118 Carver Brothers Dr
Roxboro NC 27574

Phone: (336) 592-0547
Fax:
Email: info@carverbrosturf.com

http://www.carverbrosturf.com

Tall Fescue: Pennington Signature Series, Turf Type Tall Fescue, Water Saver Blend
Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: Improved Tall Fescue/Bluegrass Blend, Pennington Signature Series, Turf Type Tall Fescue, Turf Type Tal
Zoysiagrass: Compadre
Bermudagrass: Tifway 419TM, TifTufTM, TifTuf

Neuse River Turf Farm, LLC

Christopher Jones
4406 Don Lee Road
Arapahoe NC 28510

Phone: 2526390016
Fax:
Email: nrturf@gmail.com

http://www.neuseriverturf.com/

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419, NorthBridge
St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh
Centipedegrass: Common
Zoysiagrass: El Toro

Carolina Fresh Farms

N A
7500 Savannah Hwy
Neeses SC 29107

Phone: (800) 752-1035
Fax: (803) 263-4156
Email: info@carolinafreshfarms.com

https://carolinafreshfarms.com/

Bermudagrass: Tifeagle, Tahoma 31, Diamond

Southern Turf

Nicholas Dupree
1308 Pearidge Rd
Angier NC 27501

Phone: 9194272914
Fax:
Email: nicholas@dupreefarms.com

http://dupreefarms.com

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419
Zoysiagrass: Compadre

Wilkerson Turf Farms LLC

Jonathan Wilkerson
8001 Poole Road
Knightdale NC 27545

Phone: (919) 669-2552
Fax:
Email: jonathan@wilkersonlandscapes.net

Tall Fescue: Turf Type Tall Fescue
Bermudagrass: Tifway 419

Buy Sod, Inc.

Charles Harris, JP Hayes
P.O. Box 4089
65 Community Road
Pinehurst NC 28374

Phone: (800) 428-9763, (866) 428-7612
Fax: 8004287612
Email: charris@buysod.com, jphayes@buysod.com

http://www.buysod.com

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419, TifTuf, Patriot
Centipedegrass: Common
Zoysiagrass: Zeon
Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: Improved Tall Fescue/Bluegrass Blend

Tri-State Turf, Inc.

Celia Richards
P.O. Box 527
Newton Grove NC 28366

Phone: (910) 567-2625
Fax: 9105672928
Email: celiaw@buysod.com

http://www.tri-stateturf.com

Bermudagrass: T-10, Tifway 419, Tifgrand, TifTuf, Discovery
Centipedegrass: Common
St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh
Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: JDL Select
Zoysiagrass: Meyer, El Toro, Zeon