Using Bermuda Grasses In Your Yards
There are many kinds of grasses primarily cultivated for yard cover and one of the most popular are Bermuda grasses. Bermuda grasses are grasses that native to the African Savannah. It survives well in dry conditions, though the top may die off in droughts. Since it spreads easily, it is a good grass choice for dry areas where it can be watered. Bermuda grasses are also very aggressive grasses and once it has established itself, it is hard to get rid of. The nice thing about this is that it requires only moderate lawn care. You can miss more than a few waterings and grass-cuttings with no ill effects. It is very forgiving of your lawn negligence and does not need to be babied. Another benefit is that, if you have bare spots, Bermuda grass can produce lawn coverage amazingly fast – even from seed. And you rarely have to worry about weeds. In a fight with weeds, more often than not, the Bermuda grass will come out the winner. And finally, you rarely have to worry about your soil. Bermuda will grow in practically any type of soil – it is very versatile.
There are several varieties of Bermuda grasses wherein the readily visible differences are in leaf size, color, texture, and the size of the spikes. Colors usually range from a dull blue-green to bright green or yellow-green. Most Bermuda grass varieties are poor seeders. Thus, the best and fastest way to propagate this grass is through sodding or to plant the rooted side shoots straight into the soil rather than seeding.