This perennial grass is also called devilgrass, wiregrass, or dog''s tooth grass. It is adapted to areas where the ground does not freeze. Its vigorous creeping habit makes it a weed that invades lawns, unplanted areas, and flower and other landscaped beds, where it crowds out desirable plants. The leaf blades turn brown when the temperature falls below 50°F. The vigorous roots may grow several feet deep, making the plants drought and heat tolerant and also difficult to eliminate. Bermudagrass prefers sandy soil and will not grow in dense shade.
Hand-digging bermudagrass is not effective; any pieces left behind will sprout into new plants.