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Bermuda Grass

Description and Characteristics

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Warm Season Grasses
 Bahia  Bermuda  Carpetgrass
 Centipede
 Zoysia
Cool Season Grasses Bluegrass  Fine Fescue
 Tall Fescue

Description:

Bermuda is a tough warm season grass. It has great drought and wear resistance and under the right conditions spreads aggressively, at times to the point of being invasive and a nuisance. It is not unknown for Bermuda to creep into flower and vegetable beds and then become problematic in attempts to keep it out.

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

There are two types of Bermuda generally available, common Bermuda and hybrid Bermuda . Common Bermuda is the more aggressive of the two in terms of growth and invasiveness and is also known to produce large seed crops. Large seed crops can contribute to the difficult task of keeping common bermuda from invading flowerbeds and other areas where it might not be desired. Hybrid Bermuda has a finer texture and better color. More importantly it is less aggressive and is considered to be more manageable then common Bermuda.

Bermuda grass is one of the most popular warm season grasses. In large parts because of it’s capability to spread, the interlaced rhizomes it produces quickly cover an area and produce a dense cover. This same tendency makes it naturally deterrent to weeds, many of the hybrid varieties have high levels of resistance to weeds. Hybrid Bermuda is more expensive then common Bermuda but the benefits provided by it make up for the cost difference.

 


 Characteristics:

Traffic Tolerance High Traffic Tolerance   
Type Warm Season Grass
Acidity PH 6.5 – 7.0 (Loves Lime)
Maintenance High, A fast Grower!
Fertilizer Commercially available Lawn Fertilizers
Growth Rate FAST Growing
Light: Full or Almost Full Sun, Does not Tolerate Shade
Watering Drought Resistant
Mowing Height Hybrid ½-1½” Common 1-2”
2 to 3" Via Plugs, Sprigs or Seed
Salt Tolerance High
Best USDA Zones 7-8-9-10

 


 

USDA Information on Bermudagrass

 

USDA ZONE Map