Florida Turfgrass Profiles – Bermudagrass






Bermudagrass

 

Selecting the right kind of turf for your home, or outdoor project is a delicate thought-out decision that takes time and research. In this series, we are going to do a deep dive into the common turf types used in the state of Florida. Helping you be a better-informed consumer, finding the right turf for your needs. Today we are continuing the series with a frequent choice for high traffic areas such as sports fields and parks, Bermudagrass, read on!


Regular Cultivars • Latitude 36 • Tiftuf • Celebration • Bimini • Northbridge • Discovery



Advantages

• Creates a varying textured (depends on cultivar), dense ground cover. • Well suited to full sun areas. • Cultivars are tailored from fine to coarse, high maintenance to low. • Excellent wear, drought, and salt tolerance. • Good option when irrigation options are limited.



Disadvantages


• Designed for sports fields and commercial applications, not well suited for home lawns due to frequent mowing requirements (however many homeowners still choose it.) • Poor tolerance to many insects, diseases, and nematode pests. • Poor cold and shade tolerance, and will brown in winter. • Aggressive growth profile will invade flower beds and create thatch. • Difficult to control on lawn edges or sidewalks.




For More Information Check Out:

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/lh007 https://sodsolutions.com/lawn-care-guides/all-about-bermudagrass-sod/ https://www.turffiles.ncsu.edu/grasses/bermudagrass/