Bermuda Grass

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Bermuda Grass

Cynodon dactylon
Scutch Grass, Crabgrass, Bahama Grass, Wiregrass, Couch Grass
3

12 inches
1

6 feet
Middle East, Africa
  • Full Sun
  • Low

About This Plant

Full sun. An easy turfgrass to grow, Bermuda grass can be established by sod or by seed as long as there’s full sun — at least 8 hours a day. It can go dormant during the scorch of summer, but it has deep roots and revives quickly at the first rain. In fact it’s very difficult to eradicate once established. That said, it declines steadily in shade, especially around live oaks; it may be necessary to convert to landscaping or more shade-tolerant turfgrasses like zoysia. New hybrids like Tiff419 and Tiff Sport are sterile, keeping them out of landscape beds; they are only available as sod.

Maintenance

Frequent mowings at very low height are typical for Bermuda: 1-2″ depending on variety. It stops growing in winter (so you can turn down the water from November to March, until the soil warms up again.) Without sufficient water it also goes brown in August, but it revives with the first good downpour.

Features

Plant Type:
Grasses, Groundcover
Size:
3-12" H, 1-6' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin, Well drained
Wildlife:
Butterfly Larvae
Flower Color:
Green
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
Yes
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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