Texturf sod is a quality turf that is great for use in backyards, low maintenance areas, and in highly-maintained sports fields. Texturf recovers quickly in the Spring and stays green later in the Fall than common Bermuda.
- Color: Dark Green
- Texture: Medium texture turf
- Sun/Shade Tolerance: Texturf can withstand heavy traffic. It prefers full sun and is drought resistant.
- Watering: Texturf tolerates drought but needs water regularly (at least weekly) to remain green.
- Mowing Height: 1” – 2” Bermuda requires initial mowing (after the danger of hard freezes has passed) to be lower than normal. Once the lawn has greened, mowing can be done to 1” – 2” weekly mowing height.
Choosing Texturf Sod
Texturf 10 is a strain of common Bermuda grass that was selected from a fairway at the Corsicana Country Club in Corsicana, Texas in the 1950’s and was released by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in 1957. This is a good dense turf for low maintenance areas and highly maintained sports fields and is recommended for athletic fields, playgrounds and home lawns.
This grass is especially popular on golf courses because of its high wear tolerance and dark green color. It is medium-textured and relatively free of seed stems. Texturf is a coarse bladed Bermuda; however, it is a lusher grass than common Bermuda and does not produce a seed head. Texturf also remains green for longer in the fall and recovers more quickly in the spring than common Bermuda grass. The only drawback to this variety is its sensitivity to chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides, which can turn the grass a straw-brown color several days after an application of these materials. The grass usually recovers in 7 to 10 days with no permanent damage.
Texturf has better leaf disease resistance than common Bermuda. It can tolerate low nitrogen levels and still provides a darker green, quality turf. This grass is a very aggressive strain of common Bermuda and it grows best in full sun. The ideal mowing height is 1 to 2 inches with a rotary mower or a reel type mower.
Caring for Texturf Sod
Texturf requires 1″ of water every 3 weeks during the fall, winter and spring. Although Texturf is drought resistant, this amount increases to a maximum of 1″ of water every 7 days during the extreme heat of the Dallas/Fort Worth summer.