All About Bermudagrass

bermudagrassKnown as “The Sports Turf of the South,” bermudagrass is highly common throughout Texas as the main grass used for sports fields, lawns, parks, and golf courses. This species of grass is found in over 100 countries around the world.

Environment

Bermudagrass is a warm season perennial species, which means it thrives in climates with longer periods of heat and mild winters. Typically, if the average temperature (between night and day) drops below 50 degrees fahrenheit, the grass will brown and start to tdie. During the winter, bermudagrass remains dormant until the average temperature returns to being 50 degrees or higher for a few consecutive days. In warmer climates that don’t experience frost, bermudagrass can stay green throughout the year. Bermudagrass needs direct sunlight for growth and will not thrive under shaded conditions.

Use

Bermudagrass is highly useful in a variety of situations. it is highly suited for preventing soil erosion, stabilizing ditch banks, and providing a resilient surface for sports and other activities. Bermudagrass can be found almost anywhere, but it’s most commonly used in sports fields, parks, playgrounds, golf courses, roadsides, and cemeteries.

Care

Bermudagrasses are drought tolerant and can survive dry conditions with relative ease. Water requirements increase with increasing levels of maintenance (how much traffic the grass gets), increasing temperatures, increasing wind speeds, decreasing humidity, and increasing light intensity. Bermudagrass doesn’t do well in poorly drained locations, so avoid waterlogging them. Mow from ¾ to 1 ½ inches.

 

If you think bermudagrass might be right for you or if you have any further questions, contact The Grass Outlet today.

 

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