Bermuda – Least Maintenance?
Q: Which of the hybrid bermudagrasses requires the least maintenance?
A: TifWay (Tifton 419) and TifGreen (Tifton 328) are excellent hybrid bermudagrasses developed by Dr. Wayne Hanna in Tifton. Both require regular fertilization and frequent mowing to look their best. Tifton 10 (Shanghai) bermuda requires less maintenance. Foliage is a bit more coarse, with a natural dark bluish-green color. It rapidly reproduces from stolons and above ground stems, which limits weed invasion. Landscapers say it has lower fertility requirements, is more aggressive horizontally, and can withstand a lot of wear and tear. It looks its best when fertilized only 2-3 times each year with a mowing height of 1.5 inches.