If you own a home, then you know there are several different lawn grasses to choose from. Reading about all of your options can be overwhelming, and you could end up spending more money than necessary on a grass that won’t do well in the climate here in North Carolina. Here at Nature’s Select Piedmont, we often get questions from people about Bermuda grass and if it’s right for their lawns. While technically a weed, Bermuda grass can work for you when well-controlled and well-maintained. Here is what you need to know.
1. Bermuda Grass Is Turf Grass
In the southern United States, Bermuda grass is commonly used in either pastures for grazing or as turf grass on athletic fields and in parks. While technically a weed that can grow out of control, this grass is drought-resistant and can tolerate low-mowing or repeated grazing from farm animals. Furthermore, this grass is a perennial, which means it’s easy to maintain year after year, and quickly spreads to fill in gaps whenever they appear.
2. Bermuda Grass Thrives in the Sun
Bermuda grass is a species that loves open, sunny areas. If your lawn lacks any shade, then you can expect Bermuda grass to thrive. Once established in your lawn, Bermuda grass quickly spreads out radially. You will likely begin to see large green patches in your lawn as the seasons change and other grasses become stressed by drought or heat.
3. Bermuda Grass Requires More Control & Maintenance
Because this type of grass grows rather quickly, its control and maintenance are essential. If you’re thinking about planting this type of grass, then you’ll want to seed it in early spring, right after the last frost. Yet, if you’re looking for control and maintenance of this grass, then you need natural solutions that won’t harm the rest of your lawn.
Work With Nature, Not Against It
At Nature’s Select Piedmont, we understand that a healthy lawn starts below the surface. We help treat Bermuda grass by practicing an integrated approach that uses biologically based nutrients to restore soil health and encourage growth sustainably. If you’re looking for a team of experts that can help with lawn disease care, pest control, tree and shrub diseases, then give us a call. We proudly treat lawns all across Piedmont, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville, NC. Contact us today at (336) 544-4554.