Bermuda grass is a warm-season turfgrass, meaning it grows well in the Southern parts of the country. This perennial grass is known for its ability to tolerate difficult conditions, such as heat, drought, foot traffic and even salinity. And it recovers from damage quicker than other types of grass.
In the warm-season growing periods of spring and summer, Bermuda grass can be planted by seeding or by laying sod. It’s a fast-growing, spreading grass, extending by means of runners above and below the soil. The fine- to medium-texture blades have pointed tips and are relatively wide, creating a dense, deep green carpet of grass.
Like other warm-season grasses, Bermuda grass grows during spring and summer, and turns from green to brown as it goes dormant for fall and winter. In Deep South locations with no frost, a Bermuda grass lawn may stay green through the winter. Most types of Bermuda grass are suitable for USDA plant hardiness zones 7 to 10.