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Where Can I Get A Start Of Bermuda Grass?

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Where can I get a start of Bermuda grass?

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Hello, Kelly: Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) is a warm-season perennial grass that is considered an invasive weed in most of Kentucky. I was surprised to get your question because most people are trying to eliminate it from their yards! Bermuda grass is commonly found farther south but here in Kentucky it is typically used as forage or on athletic fields but not for home lawns, especially in urban areas. If your purpose for using bermudagrass is for hay or an athletic field visit www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/agr/agr48/agr48.pdf
. Although some areas in western Kentucky use Bermuda grass as lawn grass, for the rest of us there are many better options in terms of turf grass. If this is your goal visit www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/agr/agr52/agr52.htm
. As far as trying to locate a start of Bermuda grass you may be more successful locating seed but keep in mind there are different varieties and some are only available as sprigs, plugs, or sod. Unfortunately I do not have a reliable source for you but contacting the Lee County Extension agent at (606) 464-2759 may be helpful for local suggestions; otherwise contact your neighborhood lawn and seed suppliers. Purchasing from a reputable source is important for high-quality product.

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