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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Green Pastures, Jul 25, 2004.
Can you seed St. Augistine or is it grown from plugs only?
I don't think you can seed it ... you need to sod or sprig it.
Y'know...I have been planting and mowing St. Augustine for my whole life, I have never seen anyone try to start if from seed.
I know St. Augustine produces seeds...but, from what I remember, it's difficult to start that way. If your doing it as a personal little project, on your own...I'd like to know the results. If your thinking of doing it for a customer...uh, I would suggest sod.
I couldn't tell you how many St. Augustine lawns I have sodded or plugged...it's gotta be in the hundreds. I've seeded Bermuda yards and seeded Rye...but, never St Augustine.
I remember asking many, many yrs ago, about St. Augustine seeding...but, whatever answer I got, is lost somewhere in a shredded synapse. It must not have been viable, cuz I sure as heck have never done it.
there really is not way to get enough seeds to seed a lawn. Seed pods are the rarity in St augustine.
you can sod, plug, or sprig. Growing from sprigs is how the sod farms do it, but won't be very successful for us. too long and our lawns have traffic that would easily mess up the tender sprigs.
Sodding, sprigging and plugging are the only st.Augustine establishment methods I've ever heard of...
Does anyone have a picture of St. Augistine? I have never seen it before. Mostly Fescue and Burmuda around here. Man I love Fescue!
I lawn I did for a potential cust.. St.Augustine
Nice lawn!!! Txlawnking.
When I lived in Houston I took my edger clippings from the front and threw them behind my house. A couple of months later I had a nice patch of St. Augustine. Totally an accident.
My first post so be gentle!
St. Augustine is known as Palmetto Buffalo here and it is a sterile form of Buffalo meaning little if any seed is produced.I love this grass my favourite and the one i use the most on landscape jobs.
st aug seeds are sterile