The reason Bermuda grass is so widely used is that it is so versatile. It can grow in a wide range of soil types, including sandy and clay soils. It is also capable of withstanding not only drought, but also short periods of flooding.
Bahia grass cultivars have always featured a considerable amount of hard seed, meaning that it took up to three weeks to establish a full stand. This presented something of a problem for forage growers, as during this time, pastures could easily become infested with weeds.