Pensacola Bahia Grass

What is it used for?
What are the best growing conditions? 
What’s the seed rate?

Pensacola Bahia Grass

What is Pensacola Bahia Grass used for?

Pensacola Bahia grass seed is commonly used for lawns, pastures and roadsides across the southern United States including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, north east Texas, and south west California. In Florida, bahia grass is used on more land area than any other single pasture species, covering an estimated 2.5 million acres. Most of this acreage is used for grazing with some hay, sod and seed harvested from pastures.

Bahia grass is popular with Florida ranchers for a variety of reasons - it tolerates a wider range of soil conditions than other improved grasses, it can produce moderate yields on soils of very low fertility, it is easily established from seed, it withstands close grazing and it’s relatively free from damaging insects and diseases.

What are the best growing conditions for Pensacola Bahia Grass?

Fast growing Pensacola Bahia grass seed is excellent for sandy soils that many other grasses struggle to survive in. It has some cold tolerance, but top growth is killed by moderate frosts. Bahia grass is adapted to climatic conditions throughout Florida and can be grown on upland well-drained sands, as well as the moist, poorly-drained flatwood soils of peninsular Florida. In northern Florida, more early and late season production can be gained from Pensacola Bahia than from other bahia grasses. 

What’s the seed rate?

Per acre seeding rates:

    •    For new lawns plant 5lbs. to 10 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.

    •    To over seed an existing lawn - bare spots can be easily filled in by spreading the area by hand or with a spreader. To over seed the entire lawn use 2lbs. to 5 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. after removing as much unwanted dead or living vegetation

    •    For pasture plant 25lbs. to 100 lbs. per acre - 25 lbs. takes 12 to 24 months to fully sod the pasture

Pensacola Bahia comes in a 50 lbs. bag and is priced at $100

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Seed Growth Area

Map of Pensacola Bahia Grass Seed Growth Area

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