Bermuda Lawns

Bermuda Lawn Info:

A Bermuda Lawn has great drought and wear resistance. It is one of the toughest of the warm weather grasses. Under the right conditions, a Bermuda lawn spreads aggressively. Sometimes, 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.

Bermuda Grass Lawn
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 part, 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. It’s resistance to traffic and drought add to its popularity. Hybrid Bermuda is more expensive then common Bermuda but the benefits provided by it make up for the cost difference.

Characteristics:

Traffic ToleranceHigh Traffic Tolerance
Type Warm Season Grass
AcidityPH 6.5 – 7.0 (Loves Lime)
Maintenance High, A fast Grower!
FertilizerCommercially available Lawn Fertilizers
Growth RateFAST 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 ToleranceHigh
Best USDA Zones 7-8-9-10

USDA Information on Bermudagrass

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