Bermuda grass is a wonderful selection for anyone who lives in the Atlanta, Georgia climate desiring a turf grass that can withstand the harsh sun and still survive with minimal amounts of water. Care for your South Atlanta Bermuda is simple: it loves to be in the sun but does not do well in shady areas. Bermuda is a low-growing grass that provides good ground cover and can withstand constant use from heavy traffic.
Bermuda grass spreads naturally in your Douglasville landscape by producing seeds. It can spread through above ground shoots called stolons or below ground shoots referred to as rhizomes. This ability to spread can be a blessing for some and a curse for others. While the aggressive growth of Bermuda grass insures a wide ground covering, the below ground rhizomes sometimes get in flower beds, frustrating a lot of folks.
Bermuda grass is a perennial grass and therefore reseeding is not often necessary. It has a rich green tone with a medium to fine texture and is well suited for lawns. It is often the grass that grows on the putting surfaces or fairways of golf courses throughout the south. It should be noted that the particular variety of Bermuda grass used for putting surfaces is a hybrid which was developed for that particular purpose and is only available as sod. The normal variety of Bermuda grass grown in the southern regions of the United States is available in over a dozen varieties and can be selected based on the particular circumstance of each purpose. For instance, a prospective grower can select a variety based on wear tolerance, color, suitability for a slightly cooler climate in the more northern reaches of the south or mowing the height desired.
During cooler months Bermuda grass turns brown and while the root system is still alive, the blades of the grass appear dead. For some, this is a major disadvantage of this grass. Nevertheless, the moment spring and summer begin to arrive the grass will return to green and grace the owner with a lush carpet to enjoy.
Minimal maintenance, aggressive growth, sun, heat and drought tolerance are the strengths of Bermuda grass. The weaknesses are the inability to grow well in the shade and the brown color that descends upon it in the winter months.
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