Bermuda Grass Maintenance: Keeping It Green

Bermuda grass maintenanceBermuda grass is one of the popular and favorite grasses for lawns, golf courses, and athletic fields. This low-growing perennial grass is drought-resistant and can tolerate full sun exposure. These characteristics make it ideal for planting in warm climates. It is generally a low maintenance grass and is thus easy to care for.

The main concern that you will have with Bermuda grass is its tendency to grow fast. It is known to be hard to keep under control once established. Thus, you have to mow it regularly to keep it under control. This is basically the only labor-intensive grass maintenance requirement of Bermuda grass. In fact, an upside about its aggressiveness and the need to mow it regularly is that weeds are simultaneously kept in check. The ideal mow height is recommended at a range of 1.5 inches (3.81 cm) to 2.5 inches (6.35 cm).

Free seasonal remindersAs it is drought tolerant, little watering is required and its watering needs are only intensive during the hot and dry months of summer. The proper watering technique for Bermuda grass is deep watering. This means that watering should be done long enough until the water reaches its roots. If you follow this technique of watering properly, you will not only have a healthy green carpet of Bermuda grass but also one with deep root growth. The ideal watering treatment is at one inch per week.

In terms of fertilizing for grass maintenance, the recommended schedule is every 30 to 45 days. Applying a mixture of slow and fast release fertilizers will ensure that the grass is fertilized for a long time and at the right amounts. For optimum results, one pound of nitrogen for every 1,000 feet (304.8 m) is recommended. Basically, these are all you need for your Bermuda grass to have the right grass maintenance treatment.

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