View Full Version : New to St.Augstine grass....Sod only?

04-25-2005, 04:06 PM
I have only dealt with kentucky bluegrass/fescue mixes and I dont know much about St.Augstine, which is what I only will be dealing with in Houston.

My question is when constructing a new lawn, can you grow st.augstine from seed or only buy it in sod form?

04-25-2005, 04:09 PM
Sod or sprig , even sod farms don't use seed, to my knowledge.

04-25-2005, 04:41 PM
Never heard of St. Augstine seed for sale. Here is a good link on some info on this type grass. http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/plantanswers/turf/publications/staug.html

04-25-2005, 07:13 PM
Seed is not available for St Augustine grass. A few Universities have/are developing seed for St Augustine but it is not currently available for sale.

04-25-2005, 10:46 PM
Have to use sod. It takes very quickly though if properly done.

04-26-2005, 08:59 AM
most varieties of st augustine seeds are sterile thats why there is no seed, a cheaper alternative is to use plugs but it takes a while to fill in

04-26-2005, 11:50 AM
Most customers don't want to wait until plugs fill in.