The study was initiated in April 2014 on a sand-based area at the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Research and Education Facility, Columbus, Ohio (Figure 1). Four cold-tolerant cultivars of bermudagrass (Latitude 36, Riviera, Patriot and Northbridge) were established by sod while still dormant. Latitude 36 and Riviera were grown at the research facility and were harvested and transplanted. Patriot and Northbridge were provided by a sod farm in Delmar, Md. Treatments were applied and data were collected during the fall of 2014 and reported to the USGA Green Section. In the spring of 2015, all bermudagrass cultivars suffered virtually 100-percent winterkill. The study was reestablished June 1 for fall treatments. It was determined that sprigging would be the best method of establishment. The plots were sprigged on July 14 and mowing began Aug. 3.