Celebration exhibits a blue-green color and dense turf when properly maintained. Celebration has gained mass appeal in home lawns and sports field use because of its drought tolerance and excellent recovery ability.  Celebration also performs better in moderate shade conditions than other Bermudagrass varieties but is still considered a full sun grass. 

The Grass Outlet is a licensed grower of Celebration Bermuda and is happy to offer it as a general upgrade over the Tifway 419 variety.  

Key Points

  • Growth Density and Texture: Known for medium-fine blades and rapid growth.
  • Sunlight and Shade Tolerance: Grows well in full sun and tolerates minimal partial shade.
  • Drought Resistance: Thrives in hot, humid conditions and exhibits exceptional drought tolerance.
  • Growth Rate: Rapid growth rate.
  • Disease and Insect Resistance: Resistant to many common lawn diseases, some pest tolerance.
  • Mowing Requirements: Requires mowing about once per week to a height of one to two inches.
  • pH Preferences: Very adaptable
  • Weed Resistance: Moderate weed resistance due to tight runners and deep roots.
  • Fertilization Requirements: Needs regular fertilizing to maintain its lush color.
  • Suitable Environments: sports fields, golf courses, residential and commercial landscapes, especially in areas with hot, humid climates​.

Performance

  • Mowing Frequency: High/Moderate
  • Mowing Height: 1 - 2 in
  • Drought Tolerance: Exceptional
  • Cold Tolerance: Exceptional
  • Fall Color Retention: Low
  • Injury Recovery: Exceptional
  • Shade Tolerance: Poor
  • Wear Resistance: Moderate
  • Weed Resistance: Moderate
  • Spring Green Up: Low

Insect Tolerance

  • Web Worms: Poor
  • Chinch Bugs: Exceptional
  • Army Worms: Poor

Disease Tolerance

  • Decline: High
  • Brown Patch: High
  • Grey Leaf Spot: High

Celebration Bermuda Care Recommendations

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Celebration Bermuda - Frequently Asked Questions

Maintaining Celebration Bermuda grass involves ensuring it receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily and regular mowing to maintain a height of 1 to 2 inches. It’s crucial to keep the soil underneath well-watered until the roots establish, and provide 5-6 pounds of nitrogen per thousand square feet per year.

Implementing a consistent lawn care schedule with both pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides, along with appropriate fertilization and pest control measures, is essential for a healthy, dense lawn.

While Celebration Bermuda grass has greater shade tolerance compared to Tif varieties, it still needs over 6 hours of direct sunlight daily.

Celebration Bermuda grass should be cut to maintain a height of 1 to 2 inches. This can be achieved by mowing as frequently as every 2-3 days, ensuring not to remove more than one-third of the leaf tissue at once. Regular mowing at this height encourages lateral growth and results in a dense, soft lawn.