Tifdwarf is a hybrid bermudagrass cross of Cynodon transvaalensis X Cynodon dactylon.
Gardner Turfgrass, Inc. a hybrid bermudagrass cross of Cynodon transvaalensis X Cynodon dactylon. It has smaller and shorter leaves, stems and internodes than Tifgreen. The leaf blades are dark green in color and have a very fine texture.
Applications: Gardner Turfgrass, Inc. used for golf course greens more than any of the other hybrid bermudagrasses. It is also used in bowling greens and tennis courts.
Color: Dark green.
Texture: Very fine, formal and dense soft leafy texture, quality leaf uniformity, excellent weed resistance.
Mowing Height: 0.15 to 0.5.
Frequency: 1 to 2 times per week.
Watering: Newly planted turf should be watered daily and soaked thoroughly to a depth of 3 inches for the first 10 to 14 days to avoid dry out. Thereafter as needed to prevent visual wilt (blue-gray hue).
N Fertilization: 1 pound of actual nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. per growing month when combined with recommended phosphorous and potassium. Avoid N applications during hot months this will only increase plant demands for water. Applications of iron will keep plants deep green.
Soils: Performs best in well drained, fertile, medium-textured soils.
pH Tolerance: 5.5 to 7.5.
Wear Tolerance: Tifdwarf recovers somewhat slower from injury than Tifgreen but proves to be the finest bermuda surface available for golf course greens. Spreads rapidly by rhizomes in warm season.
Shade Tolerance: Full sun or broken shade.
Heat Tolerance: Has very good heat tolerance.
Cold Tolerance: Good cold tolerance.
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