A beginner's guide to growing Bermuda grass

by Linda Cappello Broker, GRI, ABR 10/30/2022

Bermuda grass is a popular type of grass for lawns in warm regions. It’s a favorite grass variety for golf courses, sports fields and commercial lots because of its durability and heat tolerance. If you’re interested in growing Bermuda grass lawn, here is a simple guide to help:

Mowing Bermuda grass

Bermuda grass is a very fast-growing grass variety. During the spring growing season, it’s best to mow your lawn at least once per week to keep up with its rapid growth. To prevent stress, avoid cutting a Bermuda lawn below ½ inch, and mow when it grows taller than 2 inches.

Watering Bermuda grass

Bermuda grass is a drought-tolerant, warm-season grass, and won’t need to be watered as often as other lawn varieties. Water regularly during the summer, approximately once per week, unless there’s rain in your weather forecast. In spring or fall, only water to account for unexpected dry periods or high temperatures.

Aerating Bermuda grass

Compacted soil can lead to serious health issues for your lawn, including stunted growth, weeds and pest damage. Bermuda grass should be aerated once or twice a year to combat natural soil compaction. You can use a variety of different aerating tools or methods depending on the size of your space, ensuring a healthy, dense lawn with an ideal soil surface.

Bermuda grass weed control

Unfortunately, many weeds can grow successfully in a Bermuda lawn. The most prevalent weeds will depend on your specific area, but some common offenders include crabgrass, clover or annual bluegrass. To prevent weeds from popping up in your lawn, use a preventative herbicide to halt their growth.

If you’re contemplating planting Bermuda grass, these are some great tips to keep in mind. Bermuda grass is one of the best drought-tolerant warm-season grasses, and can create a beautiful lawn with the right care.

About the Author
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Linda Cappello Broker, GRI, ABR

Linda A. Cappello, Owner/Broker of Cappello Realty Shoreline Properties. Cappello Realty is a full service boutique Real Estate firm that specializes in Norwalk, and services all of Fairfield County, CT. Linda has been in the Real Estate business for 18+ years, spending 15 of them as a Broker-Owner. Being a Broker adds a lot responsibility to her job. She is responsible for overseeing every transaction and agent in the office. This is a challenge that she looks forward to and takes very seriously. She is constantly taking continuing education classes and attending seminars to keep abreast of the ever changing market as well as the industry standards, rules and regulations.  

She is a native to Norwalk, and has an in-depth knowledge of the city that she loves, as well as the intricacies of the many unique neighborhoods and areas that Norwalk offers. Linda offers her clients a network of professionals ranging from Attorneys, Mortgage Brokers & Home Inspectors to any and all pros that you may need for a successful transaction and for the convenience of her clients.  

"My job doesn't end at the closing table. It goes far beyond that, keeping in touch and staying friends who refer their family and friends. A lot of my business is referral business which is the greatest accomplishment and honor of all. Earning my clients trust."