Bermuda Carpet Grass is a medium- to fine-textured warm season turf-grass that spreads by rhizomes and stolons. It has excellent heat, drought, and salt tolerance. Bermuda grass is the most widely used species on athletic fields and golf course fairways/tee boxes due to its high wear tolerance and rapid recovery. The color of this grass is usually dark green and spreads by rhizomes and stolons. This grass has the ability to grow in extreme climate conditions because of its extensive root system. It has a good tolerance capacity against insects and diseases. Bermuda grass can grow in coastal areas as well. Common name(s): Vilfa stellata, Bermuda grass, Dhoob, Dhurva grass, Dubo, Dog's tooth grass, Bahama grass, Devil's grass, Couch grass, Indian doab, Arugampul, Grama, Wiregrass and Scutch grass.
Bloom time: - Max reacahble height: 1-2 inches
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow.
Planting and care
You can grow lawn grass by two methods, by direct sowing and by raising nursery. The best time for planting Bermuda grass seed is in late spring or early summer. In ideal condition, Bermuda seeds can germinate in seven to ten days and can fully grow as grass within 60 to 90 days. If conditions are not ideal, it may take longer time. During germination, Bermuda grass needs a lot of water and the soil needs to be always kept moist.
Use 1 - 1.3kg of seed per 1000 square feet. Start by raking the area to be seeded until it is as smooth as possible. Make a mixture of equal parts of sand and seed. The seed can be broadcast by hand for smaller areas. To avoid skips in the lawn, distribute half the mixture lengthwise and half of the mixture crosswise.
Sunlight: Full sunlight
Soil: Best in sandy clay or soils that will crumble in your hand when squeezed.
Water: Water once or twice a week maximum
Temperature: 15 degrees and above
Fertilizer: Fertilize six weeks after planting with a complete fertilizer that releases nitrogen slowly.