A warm-season grass with fine to
medium texture, Bermuda grass is known for its dark green color.
Vigorous growth along with an extensive root system combine to produce a
dense hardy turf that is tolerant to most stress conditions.
Bermuda exhibits excellent
heat and cold tolerance if properly managed. Cold temperatures in
winter will cause grass to go dormant but green up in spring is quick.
Very poor shade tolerance; requires full sun for most of the day to grow
One of our most wear resistant turfs. Can withstand moderate foot traffic
without much damage. Recovers very quickly is damage has occurred.
Can survive with very little irrigation. However, in order to maintain good
quality turf, waterings of approximately 1/2 - 3/4 inch two to three times a
week depending on soil type may be required.
Disease and Insect Susceptibility:
Bermuda is susceptible to numerous diseases and insects. Proper detection and
management can prevent any widespread damage.
Bermuda can produce a very high quality turf if proper management is provided.
It can also function as low maintenance turf for areas that will receive little
care or irrigation. Because of this wide area of adaptation, it is utilized on
everything from golf greens to roadsides.
There are numerous varieties available which can produce a quality turf. The
improved varieties should be established from sod and include:
U-3 Select Common, Texturf 10, Tifway 419, Celebration