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Old 04-25-2005, 03:06 PM
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New to St.Augstine grass....Sod only?

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?
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Old 04-25-2005, 03:09 PM
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Sod or sprig , even sod farms don't use seed, to my knowledge.
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Old 04-25-2005, 03:41 PM
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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/p...ons/staug.html
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Old 04-25-2005, 06:13 PM
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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.
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Old 04-25-2005, 09:46 PM
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Have to use sod. It takes very quickly though if properly done.
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Old 04-26-2005, 07:59 AM
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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
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Old 04-26-2005, 10:50 AM
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Most customers don't want to wait until plugs fill in.
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