A Great Sand-Adapted Grass

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by matthew horner, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    What would you reccommend for SANDY soil in full sun. This will be seeded not sodded. Will most likely be a warm season lawn, preferrably something creeping.

    Needs to come up a little quicker than centipede would?????

    For those who know, this is the Ft. Bragg area of NC.

    I'm not very familiar with sandy soils, and the customer desires to seed herself, we're just contracted to prep the property. I think it will be too late by the time we get to it to attempt fescue, plus I just know there's got to be something that does well in sand.

  2. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    seashore paspalum thrives in sandy soil, but I don't know how it would survive the winters. you could use hybrid bermuda or some other type of improved bermuda variety with rye for the winter. st. augustine is ok, but will take a while to spread. unfortinatly if you want to seed, your pretty much limited to bermuda. you could use a seeded zoysia, but that can take upwards of two years to fully grow in.
  3. Carolina Cutter

    Carolina Cutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Are you serious...hahaha...sandy soil....you know we have that everywhere..HAHAHA.

    Bahia....state grass as I like to affectionately call it or BERMUDA....
  4. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    Bermuda, thats what I thought. Thanks all, or both!

    Merlin, you must be busy, here and there.

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