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Bermuda Grass Variety & Comparison

Bermuda grass has many uses. In fact it is the most widely planted warm season grass. We have created this buying guide to help you choose which of the many varieties available would be suited for applications ranging from golf courses, sport fields, pastures to home and commercial lawns and more.

We have classified the types of Bermuda Grass Seed  we sell for turf, lawn and pasture usage into four classifications:

  • BASIC QUALITY - Choice for low input / economy lawns
  • MEDIUM QUALITY - Best with medium maintenance inputs
  • PREMIUM TURF QUALITY - Best choice with slightly higher maintenance
  • PASTURE AND FORAGE
  • Read more below about these classifications below.

The types of classification primarily apply to the quality of the turf (density / look / color / texture) as well as the level of inputs most likely to be used (fertilization levels, mowing frequency and height, irrigation available). Generally higher inputs will result in a "better" visual quality of any particular turf cultivar (variety). Use of higher inputs on the Premium seeded varieties will result in the best looking turf available from seeded varieties.

Inputs alone are not the only factor that will determine the type and look of the turf you will have. The genetics behind the various varieties are also important as the more improved, the more genetics were used in the development of the variety.... the higher the quality rating.

PREMIUM Quality Bermudas

Higher Input Lawns

The Premium Bermuda grass types can be mowed lower (down to around 3/8 to 1/2 inch) and are visually denser (thicker) than basic and even medium quality Bermudas. Most Premium Bermuda grass varieties require more frequent fertilization to achieve their best appearance. Mowing every 3-5 days per week is needed at lower heights to maintain a good leaf look. You will find these types of grass in use on premium lawns and on higher end golf course fairways.

The use of a reel mower is required if grass height is maintained below 1". Skipping a mowing, if maintained at low heights (below 1"), can make these grass types look stemy / brownish... thus regular scheduled maintenance is important for these Bermuda grass varieties. They are, however, the only varieties that are suitable for home putting greens. They are also used on home lawns, fairways and tees where professional maintenance occurs throughout the week.  Generally these lawns look best with higher maintenance & care. With higher mowing heights the mowing frequency can be extended out to around 5-7 days on these varieties providing a great premium quality home lawn. These Premium varieties are the BEST of the seeded types and are approaching the quality of premium hybrid (sodded) types in turf trials.

Examples of Premium Bermudas.

MEDIUM Quality Bermudas

Medium Input lawns

These varieties can also be mowed lower (than common generally is) and still present a nice more dense look. However they tend to look better when kept mowed slightly higher, with above 3/4 inches to 2 inch height ideal (best around 1.5 to 2). You will find these types of varieties on commercial sites, home lawns, and even sports fields and your average type golf course fairway.

More Medium Quality Bermudas are planted for turf-quality home lawns and fairways than the other varieties.  Mowing frequency is around 5-7 days depending on maintenance mowing heights and on site conditions and maintenance issues are consider medium input. Part of the attraction of these varieties is their economical cost compared to sodding hybrids or planting the seeded premium quality varieties, yet still achieving a fairway quality look.

Examples of Medium Quality Bermudas.

BASIC Quality Bermudas

Lower Input Bermuda Grass

The basic seeded varieties can make excellent lawns when properly cared for. For the average home lawns Medium Quality or Basic Quality seeded Bermudas are the better choice. Basic Quality (low input) Bermudas are also the most economical to plant. Generally mowed above 1.5" , they require less frequent mowing (5-7 days wk) and are more forgiving if not kept on schedule. They are more coarse and open but still can make a beautiful lawn if correctly maintained.

Examples of Basic Quality Bermudas.


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Comparison of Bermuda Grass Turf Quality

Ranked below from what is considered the finest texture/highest density at top to the lowest... (relative rankings / turf agronomist opinion)

Extremely Fine Bermuda Grass

Putting Green Quality:
Champion veg., Baby veg., FloraDwarf veg., TifEagle, Tifine veg., etc. - super dwarf & very fine, very dense vegetatives (non-seeded) used on putting greens (These are difficult to winter overseed due to extremely dense growth).

PREMIUM FINE BERMUDA GRASS

Premium bermuda grass is generally more expensive but are the best quality Bermuda Grass types available.

This bermuda grass is used on Golf Fairways, Sports Fields & Superior Quality Lawns:

We recommend and sell these premium Bermuda Grass Seed varieties:

We also sell premium bermuda grass plugs Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass Plugs and Celebration Bermuda Grass Plugs.

All of these premium bermuda grass types have fine texture, excellent cold tolerance and density. They can be used for golf course tees, fairways and roughs, plus possibly on some putting greens where vegetative Bermuda grass types are not available or due to circumstances, are not the best choice. These premium Bermuda Grass Types are also an excellent choice for sports fields, parks, schools and lawns. These premium Bermuda Grass varieties are cold tolerant and suitable for usage in the Transition Zone.

Tifgreen & Tifdwarf are fine textured, high density, vegetative Bermuda grass types, available as sod (non-seeded) for putting greens, tees & some fairways plus occasional sports fields & parks. Check with your local sod dealer/producer for these varieties. 

MEDIUM QUALITY BERMUDA GRASS

Medium quality Bermuda grass is generally the best buy in quality for the money!

The medium bermuda grass class is used for midrange quality Golf Fairways, Lawns, Parks, Schools, Sports Fields and Home Lawns.

We recommend and sell these bermuda grass seed varieties and blends in the medium quality class:

These are the newer generation seeded bermuda grass types, with medium to medium-fine texture, good density, and reduced height & growth rate. These bermuda grass varieties are excellent choices for fairways & roughs on golf courses, plus sports fields, parks, schools, home and commercial lawns.

BASIC QUALITY BERMUDA GRASS

The Basic Bermuda Grass types are used for average lawns, parks, schools, open areas, play fields and pastures.

We recommend and sell these bermuda grass seed varieties and blends in the Basic quality class:

  • Sahara Bermuda Grass - A Certified bermuda grass that is a step above Common Bermuda grass.
  • Common Bermuda Grass - is the original field selected variety from which improved seeded varieties originated.

Basic quality bermuda grass has variable texture, color and density. These bermuda grass types are seeded varieties that are considered medium to medium-coarse textured with lower turf density. This bermuda grass type is occasionally used on golf roughs, but more commonly planted as sports fields, parks, schools, home lawns and roadsides, and pastures.

PASTURE BERMUDA GRASS

Since the days of old, man has constantly strived to improve upon the original Common bermuda grass. Much of the development of improved bermuda grass cultivars has been in the area of lawn use as per demand. Some of the species developed for lawn use have been discovered to be stellar performers in the pasture and forage use category.

Below you will find the improved pasture varieties as well as your common bermuda grass for pasture and forage use.

*Ratings provided courtesy of Mike Hills, Turf Agronomist for Seed Research.


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