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Bermuda Grass Lawns: A Warm-Climate Favorite

Thick Bermuda GrassThere are two general types of Bermuda Grass: common and hybrid.  Common bermuda grass can be grown from seed and is usually used for agriculture, erosion control and some residential lawns.  On the other hand, hybrids (shown left) are designed to improve on common bermuda grass varieties and are usually delivered as sod for lawns, sports turf and golf courses.  Both have their pros and cons but most people who have worked with either type find bermuda grass to be moderately easy to maintain.

 

It is particularly hardy in hot weather and handles drought well.  Several popular hybrids have been developed over the years with much of the pioneering research done at agricultural facilities in Tifton, Georgia.

 

Each hybrid type has slightly different characteristics like leaf width, color, or disease resistance.  Nevertheless, the care and maintenance of bermuda grass is similar across the different varieties, though susceptibility to weeds and diseases differs.

 

Bermuda grass is ideal for warmer climates with its most active growth taking place when ground temperatures exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit.  When cooler weather comes along, bermuda grass becomes dormant and turns a sandy-brown color (seen below right).  This is perfectly fine for most warm-climate residents as they don't much prefer to be outside in the winter cold anyway.Dormant Bermuda Grass

 

We've organized our site into six general topics, each broken out further by subtopic.  Our Grass Types page compares Bermuda Grass characteristics with other lawn grass types to help you with decisions about which type of grass may be best for your lawn.

 

We hope you'll visit here often as you pursue the perfect lawn!