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Grass - Bermudagrass, Common



Cynodon dactylon          (SIN-no-don  DAC-ti-lon)           

Warm season           Sun      Seed @ 2 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.        Mowing height. 1/22 inches


HABIT:                Narrow leaf blade, spread by stolons and rhizomes. Brown in winter.

CULTURE:        Low-maintenance, aggressive grass. Grows in any soil. Does much better with  ample water  and  food but is quite drought tolerant. Does not develop thatch,   especially when maintained with an organic program.

USES:                Lawn grass, playing fields.

PROBLEMS:     Some insects and diseases but none serious.

NOTES:             Mixing with St. Augustine and some weeds looks OK. Native to warm regions around the world.                                 

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