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Seeding in Florida

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by 0money, May 1, 2005.

  1. 0money

    0money LawnSite Member
    from Around
    Messages: 62

    I am wondering what would be the best seed to seed my yard ,My yard is like sugar sand and very little shade and I have allot of problems with erosion because i live on a hill .Can anybody help?
     
  2. 0money

    0money LawnSite Member
    from Around
    Messages: 62

    Must be to hard of a question.
     
  3. LightningLawns

    LightningLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    what kind of grass are you trying to grow? I wouldn't seed it. You should try putting bahia down. It seems to grow well in sandy areas.
     
  4. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    I used 20 trays of plugs on my front lawn and a lot of water, If the sand has surface tension and isnt letting water in try the wetting agent lesco sells it solved my problem
     
  5. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    With the real soft sand you'll have difficulty getting anything to take and survive without amending the sand with some Organic matter but I would suggest something that is invasive and self sustaining. A wild bermuda, or zoysia or St augustine. i think would do better at stabilizing the ground. all three are fast growing and spread rapidly. Bahia won't spread as fast, but is cheaper when purchasing as sod.

    I had a small landscape company in Orlando and worked on the Hort Depart. for Disney....so I have some southern knowledge...
     

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