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New to St.Augstine grass....Sod only?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by SouthernYankee, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    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?
  2. Tider6972

    Tider6972 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 649

    Sod or sprig , even sod farms don't use seed, to my knowledge.
  3. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 963

  4. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,341

    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.
  5. mommacutz

    mommacutz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    Have to use sod. It takes very quickly though if properly done.
  6. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    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
  7. mommacutz

    mommacutz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    Most customers don't want to wait until plugs fill in.

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