Bermuda Grass

Turf Grass Species: Cynodon Dactylon

Bermuda grass is most commonly used on sports fields and golf courses. Its grey green blades are short with long rough edges.

Bermuda grass grows very well in hot climates. It has a deep root system which makes this type of grass extremely drought resistant.

It can be grown with seed or sprigs. Full sunlight is required. This grass forms a dense mat and grows rapidly in many soil types.

It reproduces through seeds, runners, and rhizomes. Gardeners have nicknamed this grass devil's grass because it will spread in to gardens and flower beds aggressively.

Bermuda grass can withstand heavy traffic. It does require weekly watering to maintain its green appearance.

It will not tolerant to cold climates. When the temperature drops the grass will turn brown and become dormant.

It is common practice to over seed Bermuda grass with rye grass during cooler seasons to maintain a green lawn year round. Desired mowing height is to 2 in.

Advantages of Bermuda Grass

  • Withstands heavy traffic
  • Drought resistant
  • Grows rapidly
  • Competitive against weeds
  • Forms a dense turf
  • Grows in a wide variety of soil types

Disadvantages of Bermuda Grass

  • Cold sensitive
  • Growth control difficult
  • Not shade friendly
  • Pest and disease susceptible
  • High maintenance

Soil Type

Grows in many soil types

Sun vs. Shade

Requires full sun. Will not tolerate shady conditions.

Reproduction Method

Bermuda grass reproduces through seeds, runners, and rhizomes