Grass Seed Guide

Bermuda Grass Root Depth

One of the most common types of grass in American lawns is Bermuda grass. The root depth and color affect how well this type of grass will thrive.

Bermuda Grass Root Depth

The root depth of bermuda grass is about 4 to 6 inches. It is a warm-season grass and grows best in temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It can withstand drought and moderate shade, but it does not tolerate cold temperatures or high winds well.

Bermuda grass is often used for golf courses, lawns and athletic fields because of its ability to grow quickly and provide a thick, green turf. The grass has many varieties that have been developed for different uses.

Here’s all you need to know about the root depth of bermuda grass:

  • Bermuda grass is a warm season grass that grows best in full sun and sandy, well-drained soils. It has shallow roots that can grow up to 10 inches deep. The roots of bermuda grass are not as deep as those of St Augustine grass, which can grow up to 18 inches deep.
  • Bermuda grass spreads by stolons, which are horizontal stems that spread out from the crown of the plant and send out roots at the nodes. The stolons eventually touch the ground and root where they touch the soil surface.
  • If you have a Bermuda lawn, when it comes time to reseed or re-sod your lawn you will want to make sure you use a top quality seed like Scotts Turf Builder Tall Fescue Grass Seed with Baren XR for an attractive lawn with a thick turfgrass canopy that is ideal for playing on and walking on.