Question: What are the advantages and drawbacks of bermuda?

Answer: It can be planted from seed, sod, by plugs or by hydromulching, so you have many options of varying costs. It’s reasonably tolerant of most types of herbicides, so it is easier to keep it free of invaders. It’s drought- and heat-tolerant, and it’s durable to traffic. It’s winter-hardy, and it can be grown from the Gulf Coast to the Panhandle. It does invade flower and vegetable gardens aggressively, and it may give some folks more allergic problems than other lawngrasses. It also isn’t quite as crisp and green looking by late summer as some of our other grasses. Still, it’s the most popular lawngrass choice for Texas today, especially in the northern half of the state.

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