The south, in particular, has a tough time finding turfgrass that will not wilt in the hot heat or perish when infested by pests. Few typical turf types of grass can survive in conditions as harsh as Bermuda grass can. The creeping stems that grow both below and above the earth enable this form of grass to mend itself in various settings.
Drought and pest-resistant Bermuda grass flourish in the southern sun, making it ideal for the region. You should only plant it in areas with full sunshine since it isn't tolerant of shadow. Bermuda will grow and be green throughout the summer, then fall dormant and become brown in the winter months as warm-season grass.
Perfect Time to Plant Bermuda Grass
When temperatures are continuously warm in the spring, the optimum time to grow Bermuda grass is in April or March, as this is the case in more tropical places.
How to Plant Bermuda Grass Seed
To sprout, Bermuda grass seeds need just a thin layer of soil. Even though Bermuda grass takes very little water, new seedlings must be watered every day until they are established. When seeding an area, it's preferable to rake it down before gently covering each seed with dirt to approximately 1/8 of an inch.
Bermuda grass, despite its modest pace of establishment, spreads rapidly. This implies that constant edging, hand-rouging, or herbicide spraying may be required, so it is not unusual to creep.
How to Water a Bermuda Grass Lawn
After some days of sprouting, you may decrease the frequency of watering to twice daily, but each time, add more water. A quarter-inch of water should be applied to seedlings every day when they are approximately an inch tall. As a general rule of thumb, administer the water just when it can be absorbed by the soil.
Give your plants at least an inch of water every week to stimulate deep-rooted during the spring and summer. It's okay to water your grass just twice a week at first, but make sure you water it thoroughly each time. You know it needs watering when you step on the grass, and it doesn't instantly spring back to life.
Bermuda grass is heat and drought resistant, but it still needs regular mowing, weekly deep watering, fertilizer, yearly aeration, and weed control to keep its optimal height of one-half to two-and-a-half inches.