Bermuda grass is a grass native to India, it is now grown around the world as a lawn species. It grows very quickly during the warm season, however has a tendency to go dormant over winter.
It is best suited to warm temperate and Mediterranean areas, however it grows very well in subtropical areas. It has a number of major draw backs, particularly when it becomes dormant and sparse over winter.
The colour of the lawn can also be a little on the pale green side. Bermuda couch grass is available in seed form and can cover an area quite quickly in summer. It is used extensively with mixed seed mixtures with Rye grass.
Bermuda grass in a seed mixture is a cheap fix to a lawn problem and will grow in most soil types with sufficient water. Bermuda grass runners can become a problem weed in garden beds.