Bermuda grass is a type of grass that is ideal to use in landscaping because of its creeping and sun tolerance characteristics. Many residential lawns or playgrounds are landscaped with this grass.
Bermuda grass does not need high maintenance to survive and because of its tolerance to heat, it is commonly cultivated in warm areas.
One major drawback of Bermuda grass is it capacity to grow very fast that it is left untrimmed; the lawn can become grassland in a very short period of time.
This growth maintenance is the only side of this grass that needs intensive labor. But maintaining its growth regularly has its own advantage since this process also prevent the weeds to grow. Its recommended mowing height ranges from 3.81 cm to 6.35 cm.
Watering is not necessary whole year round except during summer time or only when long dry days occur. This is because Bermuda grass is well adapted to dry condition. During dry season, it is necessary to supply water regularly and to let the water runs deep down the soil to allow all the roots of the Bermuda grass to access water.
A nice green carpet like of above ground growth of Bermuda grass will flourish after its roots are able to grow deep in the soil. This is only possible if watering is done in the right way which is ideally one inch per week.
In grass maintenance, to supply the correct amount of nutrients is one of them. Bermuda grass needs to be fertilized at least every 11 weeks. It is ideal to use a fertilizer that releases nutrient immediately after application for the plants immediate need. But a fertilizer that releases the nutrient at slow rate is also needed to serve as reserve supply.
To attain the desired growth, 450 grams of nitrogen is needed to apply in every 305 m of Bermuda grass. This amount of nutrient should be enough to maintain the growth of Bermuda grass until the next application.