Bermuda grass is largely used on golf courses, athletic fields, parks, coastal areas and pastures around St. Johns County and Jacksonville.
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Bermuda grass grows a grey-green color, short with rough edges. With its ability to grow fast and recover quickly, it is popular for sports fields and golf courses. It tends to crowd most other grasses and can be highly aggressive. Bermuda grass thrives in warm temperature climates and can survive where few other kinds of grass are able to.
Advantages of Bermuda Grass
- It is easy to grow in full sun and loves hot weather.
- It is less expensive to grow than many warm seasons grasses.
- It is easy to maintain.
- It recovers quickly from foot traffic, making it ideal for athletic fields, golf courses, schools, and playgrounds.
- It is fairly pest resistant.
Disadvantages of Bermuda Grass
- It needs full sunlight to thrive.
- If your lawn contains many shade trees, you may consider a more shade tolerant turfgrass.
- It doesn't like cold weather. In fact, when temperatures go below 50 degrees for several days it will go dormant.
- Bermudagrass can be difficult to kill if it is unwanted in places like flower beds.
- Needs to be mowed weekly.