Bermuda grass is a very good grass if you live in a warm climate. In the US, it is found mostly in the lower half of the country. It grows extremely well in hot, humid, and dry locations. It definitely thrives in full sun, and does not do well in shade.
For some people this type of grass is considered a weed. Some of the reasons is because is not as desirable as a fescue or blue grass. It spreads in two different ways. Above ground using stolons, or below ground using rhizomes. I like this grass because it is almost low maintenance, and it grows well if you live in warmer climate.
Bermuda grass looks pretty similar to crabgrass. At least to me. It grows pretty close to the ground and produces seed from early May until mid September. It tolerates traffic pretty well.
It can now be planted from seed, and just a few years ago the only option to grow it was with sod. It is now very popular in parks, fields and in residential areas where there is not much irrigation and there is heavy traffic.
Bermuda Grass Qualities
It is drought tolerant.
Withstands heavy traffic
It can be mowed really short. Between 1-2″.
3-4 applications of a slow release fertilizer for the season.
Almost indestructible. Once stablished, it is very difficult to eradicate.
Because it spreads by rhizomes and stolons, it is extremely difficult to control.
It doesn’t tolerate cold. In colder climate, the grass will turn brown until weather conditions improve.
It doesn’t tolerate shade, so it grows very well in full sun conditions.
If you let it grow too tall, it will develop seed heads
Maybe this is the type of grass that is perfect for your soil and weather conditions. I feel Bermuda grass is not really soft to the touch, but it can be an ideal type of grass for a low maintenance yard.
What do you think? Do you love it, or do you hate it?