If you have Bermuda grass in your yard, then you’ll want to make sure you take care of it during the winter. In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about how to keep your Bermuda grass healthy and green all winter long. So read on for tips on how to water, mow, seed, and winterize your Bermuda grass.
What is Bermuda Grass?
Bermuda grass otherwise known as Tooth Grass is a type of warm-season grass that is common in tropical and subtropical climates. It is known for being hardy and tolerant to drought, heat, and foot traffic. Bermuda grass can be used for lawns, golf courses, and other turf grass areas. During late spring and the summer months, Bermuda grass will be green and actively growing. But in the winter, it will go dormant and turn brown.
Does it Stay Green or Go Dormant in Winter Months?
In general, Bermuda grass will go dormant in the winter. However, some varieties of Bermuda grass can stay green year-round in warmer climates. If you live in an area with a mild winter, you may not need to do anything special to care for your Bermuda grass.
How to Take Care of Bermuda Grass During the Winter
If you live in an area with cold temperatures, there are some things you can do to help your Bermuda grass survive the winter.
- Mowing: You should mow your Bermuda grass lawn shorter in the fall to help it withstand the cold weather. Continue mowing your Bermuda grass lawn at 1 to 1 1/2 inches until it stops growing and enters dormancy.
- Seeding: You may want to seed your lawn with cold-tolerant grasses in the fall to help it stay green in the winter. Using the technique of overseeding can help Bermuda grass overcome its wintertime dormant problems. Overseeding entails scattering grass seed over a lawn that has already taken root.
- Watering: Bermuda grass should be watered deeply and less frequently in the fall to help soil temperatures prepare for winter.
- Winterizing: You may want to apply a winterizer to your dormant Bermuda grass in the fall to help it survive the winter by killing any weeds with weed killer. Weed control is vital to the survival of the roots.
Protect Your Winter Lawn with Green Group
At Green Group, we know how important it is to have a beautiful lawn all year long. That’s why we offer winterization services to help you take care of your Bermuda grass during the winter months. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation.