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Common Bermudagrass

Common Bermuda's cold tolerance leaves it susceptible to significant damage during St. Louis winters and is not recommended for home lawns in the St. Louis area. This is a very aggressive and invasive grass. Adjacent lawns, flower beds, or other areas will be quickly overrun if not kept in check. Once established it is very difficult to remove due to its extensive root system.

Common Bermuda is a warm season grass and is green May-September. Common bermudagrass is drought resistant, grows on many soils, and makes a good turf if fertilized and mowed right. Common bermudagrass produces many unsightly seedheads, Prefers full sun, can withstand heavy traffic. One of the South's favorites grass types. Turns brown with the first drop in temperature.

  • Texture: fine/wirey
  • Color: Light Green
  • Shade Tolerance: poor
  • Heat Tolerance: excellent
  • Drought Tolerance: good
  • Cold Tolerance: poor
  • Insect and Disease Resistance: good
  • Traffic: excellent
  • Mowing Height: varies between 1/2" - 2"
  • Growth rate: High (July-August)
  • Watering: tolerates drought, but needs water weekly to remain green
  • Fertilization: High (June-August)