20 Feb 2021
Bermuda Grass is commonly used on golf courses, baseball fields, football fields, and soccer fields. It is a thin-bladed grass with much thinner blades than St. Augustine and Zoysis grass. It is great for areas prone to drought due to its resistance to such climate conditions. Furthermore, it is compatible with many types of soils. If the mowing is completed carefully and fertilization is well-taken care of, then it is a fairly good choice for establishing a reasonable turf. The common Bermuda is planted using seed or sprigs. However, there are new hybrid versions of the grass that are much superior in quality. The common Bermuda has a medium texture while the hybrid version is finer. The tolerance to cold temperatures and high traffic is considered to be good. While it is resistant to drought, it needs weekly watering for retaining its green color. While the Bermuda Grass is a well-chosen option for installing turfs, it does have a few problems.
Here are some of the problems you may face having Bermuda grass:
Note: Remember broad leaf weeds will die on their own come spring when the temp goes up.
Both types flourish during certain times of the year. So it’s a revolving door; trading one for the other per season. These difficult to control weeds cannot be killed with your store bought weed and feed. You must buy a difficult to control weed controller labeled for that Pacific weed.
Note: I’ve heard this 2 million times. I bought a weed and feed, put it down, and I still have weeds everywhere. You have to buy a difficult to control weed controller and apply it according to the label. If you don’t treat for difficult to control weeds over time, they will take over the lawn.
Bermuda Grass is a good choice for laying a quality turf. Despite a few drawbacks, it is fairly easy to establish; not to mention that it is less costly too. As far as the common problems discussed in this post, you can easily prevent or treat them using a bit of careful maintenance. Hope that the information and solutions I have provided will help you have a better experience with Bermuda Grass.