Common Bermudagrass

Bermudagrass is one of the most popular turf grasses in the United States. It is relatively drought and weed tolerant and can withstand higher levels of foot traffic than some other grasses.

Common Bermudagrass is most often used for grazing, hay, lawns, waterways, roadways, and so much more. It has good drought and wear resistance, spreads vigorously, and requires low maintenance. Common bermudagrass can survive periodic droughts and will remain green from late spring until first frost.

We sell common bermudagrass as blend of hulled and unhulled seed. The hull is the protective barrier around the seed and by removing it the seed can get water faster and typically grows faster.

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Description

Common bermudagrass is a warm season, perennial turfgrass that rarely reaches more than a foot in height.  It is widely adapted to all regions and soils of Texas except the extreme western Trans Pecos.  Common Bermudagrass is most often used for grazing, hay, lawns, waterways, tank damns, roadways, revegetation efforts alongside urban transporation infrastructure.

Bermudagrass is one of the most popular and widespread turf and forage grasses in the southern United States. It is relatively drought and weed tolerant and can withstand much higher levels of foot and livestock traffic than other grasses. It has good drought and wear resistance, spreads vigorously, and requires low maintenance. Common bermudagrass can survive periodic droughts and will remain green from late spring until first frost.  Pastures of bermudagrass are not desirable for wildlife because of the low dense growth habitat and lack of plant diversity in most stands.

Landscape Planting Rate: Plant in the spring at a rate of 2 lbs. per 1,000 square feet at 1/4 inch deep.

  • A 5 lb. bag should cover 2,500 square feet. (Or a 50′ x 50′ area.)
  • A 10 lb. bag should cover 5,000 square feet. (Or a 100′ x 50′ area.)
  • A 25 lb. bag should cover 12,500 square feet. (Or a 125′ x 100′ area.)

Soil: Well drained soils in full sunlight

Height: 4-18 inches

Type: Warm Season Perennial

Region: Texas-wide

For more information: Bermudagrass Information from AggieTurf

Additional information

Weight

2 lb., 5 lb., 10 lb., 25 lb.

Season

Warm Season

Plant Type

Grass

Height

<1'