Bermuda grass, also called wire grass, devil grass and couch grass, is native to Africa, according to the University of Alabama. It is a warm-season grass that grows well in the southern United States, creating dense lawns with a high tolerance to foot traffic, drought and salt. Bermuda grass can be planted by sprigging, sodding or seeding. According to the University of Florida, sprigging is the most common way to establish a Bermuda grass lawn.
Remove any weeds, rocks or other debris from the area. Break up any chunks of soil with the rake.
Work 1 to 2 lbs. of 10-10-10 fertilizer into the soil per 100 square feet. Work it into the soil to a depth of 3 to 4 inches.
Broadcast 1 bushel of sprigs per 100 square feet over the soil with your hands.
Run a disc harrow over the sprigs four to five times to cut furrows into the soil for the sprigs to settle into.
Run the roller over the sprigs to force them into the ground.
Water the lawn until the soil is moist. Keep the soil moist until the sprigs are established. (ref 4)