It can be challenging to keep a beautifully green lawn in Arizona, which is part of the reason Bermuda grass is so popular. This heat-tolerant species is particularly hardy and can help you enhance your landscaping by staying green even in the harsh summer. Here’s what you need to know about caring for your Bermuda grass.
While Bermuda grass doesn’t need as much water as its less drought-resistant counterparts, it still requires a regular watering schedule to thrive under the Arizona sun. From April through October, give your Bermuda grass enough water to permeate the first 6-10 inches of soil. During the summer, water your grass once every three days. In the winter, you won’t need to water it as much.
Bermuda grass tends to do best when it stays around one inch in height. It’s recommended that you mow your Bermuda grass a few times a week to keep it at this level. You should also avoid eliminating more than one-third of your Bermuda grass in a single mowing session, as this can hinder its growth and hinder its water retention.
Bermuda grass can greatly benefit from timely applications of fertilizer. You can enhance your lawn by fertilizing Bermuda grass once a month from March through September. Half to three quarters of a pound of fertilizer should be allocated for every 1000 feet of lawn area. You can also limit the growth of weeds and other pesky plants by spraying a pre-emergent weed herbicide in November.
Contact Complete Landscaping
If you’re looking to replace your dry lawn with lush Bermuda grass, Complete Landscaping can help. Our team provides expert landscape design and installation services for homes and businesses in the Tucson area. For more information on our outdoor services or to request a free estimate, call (520) 323-8918 or send us a message here.