Bermuda grass is a warm season, fine textured grass that performs well in warm weather conditions. Bermuda grass is a great choice for lawns that are exposed to full sun because it is very durable, drought resistant and insect resistant. One weakness of Bermuda grass is that it does not perform well around trees or in areas of full shade.
The best way to take care of your Bermuda grass is to:
1. Cut it once per week at a length between 1 and 2 inches high using a sharp mower blade
2. Water it twice per week for 45 minutes or once per week for 1.5 hours if you are restricted by watering bans
3. Fertilizer it with .5 to 1 pound of nitrogen per month per thousand square feet in the summer months (April to August) but then back it off to 1/2 Pound of nitrogen in the fall
Bermuda grass is a great choice for lawns in southern climates because it is heat and drought resistant, it is very durable and it looks great. If you have Bermuda grass follow the cultural practices listed above and use a local lawn service to help prevent weeds, insects and disease. Following these steps will ensure you have a thick, healthy, lawn this summer.