Proper Maintenance of Bermuda Grass

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Cynadon or commonly called Bermuda grass originated in Africa. It is capable in surviving even in dry conditions and can easily spread. It can also withstand daily heavy traffic. This type of grass can also grow in almost all types of soil. When fertilized and maintained properly it is an ideal choice in making the best turf.

Bermuda grass can be planted with its sprigs or seeds. Because of its qualities, many home owners especially in the United States and many other countries make use of the Bermuda grass to beautify their yards or gardens. Imagine having your home the beauty of a green surrounding with the use of Bermuda grass. It will make your home cool, relaxed and adorable. Your children can also enjoy their play at the grass.

It is also used for many purposes such as for reclamation sites, golf courses, sports fields, parks, arenas and many other similar applications. Hybrid types of the Bermuda grass are also used to beautify resorts, hotels and recreation areas.

In order to control and maintain its beautiful state, Bermuda grass requires proper maintenance. Here are some basic maintenance tips for maintaining it:


Though this grass does not require too much fertilizer, you still need to add some fertilizers when needed. This is necessary because frequent mowing and watering will diminish the amount of fertilizer overtime. For Bermuda grass used for lawns, less amount of fertilizer is needed.


Just like any plant or grass, Bermuda also needs to be watered in order to maintain its green color. Though it has high tolerant to drought, it still needs some scheduled watering especially during dry season. During rainy season, there is no need to water the grass since rainfall is sufficient enough. However, do not over water since this will cause the build up of fungus and attracts insects. For large areas such as golf courses and sports field, a professional groundskeeper usually maintains the watering.


Mow regularly to maintain its required height. This can be mowed between 0.5 to 1.5 inch. The hybrid can even be mowed as close as 0.1857 inch. Regular mowing should be done especially on hit the highest point of the growing season.

Insect Control

Pearl Scale is one of the most common troubles with some sorts of Bermuda grass. However there is no best solution in controlling this. These insects eat roots so it would be very difficult to apply some insecticide inside the soil. The best solution would be to plant seeded types of Bermuda grass which are capable of resisting these insects.

Over Seeding

Over seeding will help a lot in maintaining the green appearance of the grass. It would also be the best time to add new grass to enhance old grass. While over seeding, it is advisable not to use the grass until such time that it has grown at its fullest. This is commonly used to maintain sports field to be always ready for any game for the whole year.

The most favored to over seed is by using perennial rye grass. This grass is best because it does not surpass the growth of the Bermuda grass which eventually dies in high temperatures.

Another type for over seeding is the annual rye. This is commonly used for lawns and is less expensive.

Remember to keep a regular schedule in your maintenance regimen. This will make sure your grass is kept green and healthy always.

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This article was published on 2010/03/19