Bermuda grass is widely popular in the North Texas region, due to its resilience and low-maintenance upkeep.
The three most common Bermuda varieties in Texas are:
- Tifway 419
- Common Bermuda
While they have similar needs regarding lawn care, there are a few minor differences
Let Ryno Lawn Care, LLC help you determine which breed of Bermuda grass you’ve got, and how best to care for it.
Tiftuf is a newer species of Bermuda grass, specifically designed for versatility. It is widely utilized for its tolerance to both heat and cold, shade and sunlight, heavy use, and rapid greening in the spring time. This makes it a great choice for a variety of turfs, both public and residential.
Tifway 419 is an incredibly durable Bermuda grass hybrid, so it’s often laid on sports turfs and other heavy-use lawn areas. Its rapid growth and dark green blades make it an ideal grass for areas that need hardy, attractive ground cover such as golf courses and new residential lawns
Common Bermuda grass is a longstanding Texas favorite, as it withstands a broad range of climates and soil types. Resistant to both droughts and floods, it fares well in the varying weather patterns of our region. Common Bermuda grass offers a course, low-maintenance turf that’s ideal for large fields as well as residential lawns.
While all breeds of Bermuda grass stand up well to drought, they still need a reasonable amount of irrigation. Bowing or drooping blades are a good sign that your lawn needs extra watering during a dry spell.
If Bermuda grass owners have any complaints at all, it is that the blades respond best to a very close shave, around an inch from the topsoil. This works best with a classic reel mower, as clipping your grass that low can be tricky with a typical mower. This is how a golf course will get that close cut on the greens.
Ryno Lawn Care, LLC is at your service to provide quality care with no risk of scalping your lawn.
When mowing Bermuda grass, it is vital to use the right tools for great results. Many lawn owners have complained about poor results simply because they didn’t know the value of using a reel mower on their Bermuda grass. Since it’s a very low-growing grass, you need a mower that’s capable of accommodating this by cutting about 1-1.5 inches from the ground. With the right equipment, there’s no chance of scalping your grass and destroying your lawn.
Just like any other grass, Bermuda grass will thrive with well-timed aerating and fertilizing. Even though it’s a low-maintenance breed, caring for your bed of Bermuda can still be more work than your busy schedule allows. Don’t hesitate to reach out to the pros at The Sod Gods for service info on caring for different grass types.
Other common grass types we offer are St. Augustine and Zoysia.