Revamping your lawn sometime soon? Choosing the right grass is important—it can make or break your building’s curb appeal, and different grasses each have different maintenance needs. One popular choice is the warm season grass Bermuda grass. Today, we’ll weigh the pros and cons of Bermuda grass to see if it’s right for your lawn.
Pros of Bermuda Grass
Despite what its name might suggest, this grass is from India, not Bermuda. That said, it’s natural in an extremely hot part of the world and fares well in warm seasons (if you live in southwest Missouri, you know it will be perfect for those hot summers!).
You may have seen Bermuda grass on a golf course, another athletic field, or a different setting that gets a lot of traffic. It’s very popular for these settings because Bermuda grass takes damage so well—it doesn’t tear up easily, and when it does, it’s quick to grow back. It is also more drought-resistant than many other kinds of grass, so you won’t have to worry in the event of a drought.
Easy to Grow
If you’re growing during a warm season and in a place with little to no shade, you’re pretty well set with Bermuda grass—it will take care of itself for the most part. It doesn’t require as much fertilization as other grass types, and its resistance to drought means less watering, too. Plus, Bermuda grass seed is usually less expensive than other grass seeds and fares well in many soil types. You can work less when growing Bermuda grass—it wants to be there.
Cons of Bermuda Grass
Bermuda grass may love the heat, but it doesn’t take well to colder seasons. After several consecutive days of cooler weather, it becomes straw-like and loses its color. Many people with Bermuda grass will overseed before and during winter so their grass can keep its color. If you don’t mind overseeding, this may not be much of a problem for you.
Bermuda grass needs plenty of sunlight to survive, so this may not be the grass for you if your lawn has or will have several lofty trees throughout it. It becomes thin and patchy under the shade, making it difficult to grow and maintain.
Bermuda grass really wants to be there. This grass grows quickly and widely, especially in the warmer seasons. If you don’t keep an eye on it, it may creep into flower beds, sidewalks, and curbs, or into your neighbor’s lawn. Its aggressiveness also means more mowing.
Lawn Care With Nixa Lawn Service
So, what’s your stance? Will you choose Bermuda grass for your lawn? No matter what type of grass you choose, we at Nixa Lawn Service would be happy to help—with this or any other project. We offer full-service lawn care, from weekly mowing and aerating to overseeding and irrigation. Plus, we can spruce up your landscaping with new lighting, water features, plants, trees, and more! To get started, please give us a call at 417-724-0318 or contact us online.