Crab grass sod?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by General Landscaping, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    In Jamaica this past weekend.... Had to look through the "landscape contractors" in the yellow pages.
    There was a turf farm offering Bermuda,Zoysia, and crabgrass sod:dizzy:

    Has anyone seen crabgrass sod before??? (for sale)
  2. absolutelawnman

    absolutelawnman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    I have not seen it for sale, but everytime I go to Cancun, I swear the stuff looks like crabgrass everywhere.
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Crap!!:dizzy: I know some homeowners who are sitting on "gold mines"! Now, how to get it down there:confused: .
  4. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    Found their YP online and grabbed the ad.....

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  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    No LOL but I have some customers who think crabgrass is as good a turf as any other grass and they either don't realize crabgrass is a weed or they don't care - Chances are this is the kind of customer who just might purchase crabgrass sod, it has its benefits:
    Being that it is a weed, it stays green with very little to no moisture, even during a drought the crabgrass is green. It is tough, resilient, and you really almost can not kill it, it even resists MOST weed controls LOL !
    Meanwhile, if the lawn consists of mostly crabgrass, once it is cut it actually looks halfway good.
    Thou I do think the winter cold would kill it, this is not a problem in Jamaica, it doesn't get to freezing cold often in winter, does it?

    I still don't know if I would try to sell the stuff lol, but to each their own.
  6. Groundspro

    Groundspro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    Actually, topsites, you have a good point when describing the growth characteristics of crabgrass. But I wonder if they are not mistaking centipeed grass with crabgrass. Maybe our southern friends can enlighten us on this?

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