ASTRO BERMUDA GRASS
Astro Bermuda is a very dense and medium textured hybrid bermudagrass. It is low growing and spreads rapidly. Its density, fine texture and soft blades provide a soft cushion in which to walk and play. Astro demonstrates more aggressive damage recovery than most bermdagrasses and provides an extremely high quality turfgrass with dark green color. Recommended for residential and commercial landscapes, golf courses, parks and athletic fields.
Has high light requirement-requires full sunlight most of day. Should not be used in shady areas.
Has excellent heat tolerance. Not as cold tolerant as other turf type bermudas. See shaded portion of map below for suggested areas of use.
Enters dormant stage in winter months. Stops growing when temperatures drop below 50F for sustained period, turns tan winter color. Requires 65F ground temperature for significant growth. Slightly slower green-up in spring than other turf type bermudas.
Will tolerate sustained periods of drought if well established. However, responds well to irrigation during dry conditions if higher quality turfgrass desired. Should be kept moist during sustained periods of extreme cold.
Very good wear resistance and will withstand heavy traffic. Very good injury recovery-spreads rapidly by rhizomes in warm season.