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Bahamas Grass

Dec 1, 2012 | Turfgrass Products

While Empire Zoysia Turf Grass is the most popular of the turf grasses available through Lake Jem Farms, our Bahamas grasses are still a popular choice for many people looking to add sod to their commercial or residential lawn spaces.

While Bahama grass is also referred to as Bermuda grass, devil’s grass, couch grass, and dog’s tooth grass.  It is not native to the Bahamas or Bermuda, in fact, it is actually native to north and est Africa, Asia, Australia and southern Europe, although it has since taken up residence in Bermuda and since in North America, where it is used as a popular sod turf grass.

It is known for its grey-green color, and short blades, usually only 2-15 cm long with rough edges.  The root system in Bahamas grass grows deep, adding to its durability, making it appealing.  The roots can grow over 2 meters deep, although most of the root mass remains within the 60 cm directly under the surface.  Besides its deep roots, it is also very fast growing.  This makes it especially popular in commercial spaces, as it can take a beating and recover quickly – for example, it is perfect for sports fields.  It also thrives the best in warm weather, making it popular in the southeast of the United States.