Bermuda growing season
If you have a Bermuda lawn like me you probably realize that many so called lawn experts look down on us like we have some alien weed for a lawn. They continually try to bash Bermuda by pointing out it's flaws. (I feel compelled to defend what I believe to be one of the best available lawns grasses.) One of their favorite statements tries to show that Bermuda has a really short growing season. Over my 45 years experience with grasses in the Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas areas I can to dispute this myth. I have a 3 acre lawn planted with a combination of Sahara, Princess 77 as well as some other previously existing common types. For several years now I have been keeping track of the growing season. It has been consistently from mid march to the last week in November. (Thanksgiving week.)The myth of a short growing season was probably perpetuated by observing Bermuda lawns that were under fertilized and under watered. Bermuda will go dormant if it runs out of nitrogen and or water. Bermuda lawns will also get a late start in the spring if it's in competition with massive amounts of spring weeds and grasses. If a lawn it exclusively Bermuda, is watered, fertilized, and otherwise maintained correctly it will have a long growing season. Much longer than others would have you believe.
I just mowed yesterday (late November) My lawn has gone through a dozen frosts at least. It is finally beginning to show dormancy now. Some areas are 75% dormant, while others are 50% with a few areas still going strong and solid green. I expect overall 90% dormancy by the week following Thanksgiving.