Bolster Thin Areas For Tifway 419 Bermuda Sod

Q: When our sod was laid, the landscaper referred to it as 419 emerald green Bermuda. I’m trying to find that type of Bermuda in seed to bolster some thinned areas. 

A: Tifway 419 Bermuda grass is a common sod that does very well in full sun. It is a hybrid plant, which means it does not make viable seed. If your thin lawn areas are in full sun, there’s something else going on besides a disease or low pH. I suspect soil compaction or shade could be the culprits. If the thin grass spots get at least six hours of full sunshine daily, loosen the soil and plant 419 Bermuda sod.

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