Bermuda Grass 'B Grade ' - 0.5 Kg Seeds
Bermuda grass is one of the most popular of the warm season grasses. Bermuda grass can be easily planted from grass seed, sod or grass plugs. This perennial grass grows in tropical, sub-tropical and the transition zones.
Bermuda grass is a medium- to fine-textured warm season turf-grass that spreads by rhizomes and stolons. It has excellent heat, drought, and salt tolerance but does not do well in shade. Bermuda grass is the most widely used species on athletic fields and golf course fairways/tee boxes due to its high wear tolerance and rapid recovery.
It can also be a very invasive and hard to control weed in some turf settings. Bermuda grass can be confused with nimblewill. However, nimblewill has a membranous ligule, which can be distinguished from the hairy ligule of Bermuda grass. Bermuda grass is also often confused with zoysia grass, but zoysia grass has hairs standing upright on the leaf blade, whereas bermuda grass does not. Zoysia grass is also stiff to the touch and offers more resistance to your hand than Bermuda grass.
Zoysia grass leaf vernation is rolled whereas bermuda grass leaf vernation is folded. There are many different hybrids of bermuda grass that range from fine to coarse in leaf texture. As a weed, bermuda grass is sometimes referred to as wire grass.
Common name: Dhoob, Bermuda grass, dubo, dog s tooth grass, Bahama grass, devil s grass, couch grass, Indian doab, arugampul, grama, and scutch grass
Height: Mowing height at 1 to 2 inches for Common bermuda grass and 1/2 to 11/2 inches for hybrid varieties.
Difficulty level: Easy
Planting & Care
Because Bermuda grass is in fact a perennial form of grass, it does not typically require re-seeding. It sports a richly green colour, and features a fine to medium texture. It does exceedingly well in yards.
Typically, Bermuda grass is the one selected for golf fairways or putting greens around the South of the United States.
The regular varieties of Bermuda grass which are grown throughout the United States’ South can be had in more than a dozen different varieties which have their own best uses for different scenarios. As an example, a user might pick out a specific variety because of its colour, tolerance for wear and tear, mowing height, or practicality for a little bit cooler climate found in the northerly ranges of the South.
Sunlight: Full sunlight
Soil: Bermuda grass can grow in poor clay soil, however performs best in sandy clay, or soils that will crumble in your hand when squeezed.
Water: Properly Watering Bermuda Grass Lawns.
All lawns need water in order to remain green and healthy. This can come from two different sources, either natural rain fall or man-made irrigation.
Everyone prefers to allow nature to take its course and water the lawn, but this cannot be counted on. So watering a Bermuda lawn will become a necessity. Ascertaining whether or not a Bermuda grass lawn is in need of water is possible, if you know what to look for.
When a yard with Bermuda grass is thirsty, its blades will actually bow down a little. Because Bermuda grass proves to be among the most drought resistant kinds of grass, it only really needs to be watered once to twice per week.
The advantage to only watering a Bermuda lawn one time every week is in forcing the roots of the grass to dig down farther towards the available water, once its own supply becomes exhausted towards the end of the week. As the roots go down deeper, the lawn will stay both healthier and greener in the next area drought. So long as you put down a good amount of water on that one day every week, it will be sufficient for the grass.
Typically, the proper watering depth is approximately a good six inches. This will promote that deeper root growth necessary to protect a lawn from the cold, heat, and future droughts.
To test the level of watering just completed, simply push a screw driver into the ground. If it sinks down without difficulty a good six inches into the ground, then the watering is enough. If not, apply more water to ensure that the Bermuda grass has been sufficiently saturated.
Temprature: Excellent heat tolerance up to 110 F. Performs best during periods of heat - has a winter dormancy period, turns tan to brown at temperatures below 55 F. Poor cold hardiness.
Fertilizer: Although Bermuda grass generally requires lower amounts of fertilizer, usage will determine how much "fuel" this grass will need. Under intense wear, mowing and watering schedules more of the fertilizer will be used or leached into the soil. Bermuda grass used in average lawns and erosion control situations generally needs less fertilizer.
- Mowing Bermuda Grass LawnsBermuda grass is commonly thought to be the most challenging family of grasses to mow.
- This is actually because in many cases, the incorrect lawn mower is being utilized.
- Optimally, Bermuda grass should be reduced to a height of only one to one-and-a-half inches.
- The vast majority of lawn mowers simply are not able to mow so low to the ground without butchering the whole lawn.
- This sort of scalping is the result of a wheel in the lawn mower rotary dropping down into a small rut, which forces the blade to dip down, scalping the grass in the process.
- Should a home owner’s Bermuda grass become scalped, a half moon shape shows up in the place where the grass was injured by the blade.
- Not only is this ugly to look at, but it is very hard on the health and well-being of the lawn.
- Preventing a Bermuda grass lawn from becoming scalped is really only accomplished effectively in utilizing a reel mower.
- Otherwise, with a traditional lawn mower to work with, the level of the cutting blade will likely need to be raised.
- While this will prevent the lawn from being scalped, it will not allow the owner to achieve that wonderful looking, even, low to the ground cut typically enjoyed on golf courses.
- It is true that Reel mowers might cost more money than traditional mowers might, but they will offer a far more even cut to the lawn, which is closer to the ground, and on top of this, they never, ever scalp the person’s grass.
- Ultimately, early in the grass-growing season, you should focus on achieving a cutting height of only one inch.
- Once the summer begins to finish, raise the blade height on up to two inches.
- In order not to stress-out Bermuda grass, do not ever take off more than a third of the total height of the blades of grass, or the lawn will become stressed.
- Fall is the point of the year to allow a Bermuda grass lawn to be dormant, mowing it only on rare occasions.
- Finally, a word should be offered about whether or not to bag Bermuda grass while mowing.
- Studies have demonstrated that in allowing the clippings from the grass to stay on the lawn, lost nitrogen will return to the soil, eliminating the need for fertilizing the lawn.
- The clippings should naturally decompose and not increase the odds of thatching problems or disease arising.
Golf course and athletic fields are the highest maintained areas. These are usually the hybrid Bermudas, specifically developed for this kind of activity and in the past were only sodded. Improved Seeded Bermuda Grass varieties are now opening up the field for home owners to achieve better Bermuda grass lawns than previously possible.
- Bermuda grass is planted for beautiful, durable grass lawns, nutritious and traffic tolerant pastures, sports turf, golf courses, athletic fields, and more.
- This is highly desirable on golf courses and athletic fields where heavy traffic damages occur daily.