Does anyone seed below georgia?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Sunstate Lawn, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Sunstate Lawn

    Sunstate Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    Does anyone seed in the southernmost states? I see a lot of sod go down in Fl, but rarely do I hear of anyone seeding. Why is this? Also I hear rumors of a St. Augustine seed?:confused: Anyone know anything about that?
  2. PHS

    PHS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 724

    Bermuda can easily be grown from seed but I think the problem w/ St Augustine is the actual seed harvesting is very difficult so seed isn't usually available. I don't know how well it would grow from seed if they were available.

    You can buy Centipede seed but it's very slow to establish that way and the sod is reasonably priced so most people go the sod route.

    Another thing that comes to mind is that around here not all that many people have lawn irrigation systems so spending the time and effort to seed can be a little hit or miss if the weather doesn't cooperate.
  3. Sunstate Lawn

    Sunstate Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    I actually had someone ask me about bahia seed. It's only the second or so time that I've been asked so I was wondering how popular it really was past georgia.
  4. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    I have a Bahia seeding job scheduled for the end of March. Will be doing a small backyard with Argentine Bahia.

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