Argentine Bahia Grass Seed

Argentine Bahia Grass Seed

Argentine Bahia Grass Seed

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Argentine Bahia Grass Seed Information

  • Planting Time: Spring/Summer
  • Type: Permanent
  • Maintenance: Low
  • Applications: Lawns and Pastures
  • Germination Period: 12-24 Months
  • Climate: Southern United States
  • Seed Rate – 5–10 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. (lawns); 25-100lbs. per acre (pastures)
  • Seed Depth – ¼ inch

Argentine Bahia Grass Use Map

Description

Argentine Bahia is popular for its low maintenance, deep roots and drought tolerance. This lawn and pasture seed is common throughout the southern United States, particularly Florida, Georgia, South Carolina Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, southeast Oklahoma, northeast and southeast Texas and southwest California. Argentine Bahia is perfect for wet areas because of its high water tolerance. However, it is susceptible to cold, which is why it is recommended for use in year-round warmer climates.

Care and Maintenance

  • Planting Conditions: Full Sun
  • pH: 5.5-6.5
  • Recommended Fertilizer: Conduct soil sample first
  • Watering Requirements: Approximately one inch of water per week to establish; once established, rainfall should be adequate
  • Mowing Yes; Grazing: Yes

Planting Instructions (Lawns):

New Lawns – 5-10 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. After seeding, apply 5-10 lbs. of slow release fertilizer (per 1000 sq. ft.) in late spring, mid summer, late summer and early fall each year for the first two years. Once lawn is established, apply 5 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. twice a year (mid summer, late summer).

Overseeding – 2-5 lbs. per 1000 sq.ft. Remove unwanted vegetation then spread bare spots with seed either by hand or with a spreader. Lightly rake, making sure the seed is no deeper than ¼ inch.

Planting Instructions (Pastures):

New Pastures – 25-100 lbs. per acre. After seeding, apply 250 - 350 lbs. of slow release fertilizer per acre in late spring, mid summer and early fall. Proper fertilization is essential, especially if it is used for grazing animals.

Overseeding – 50 lbs. per acre is a good rule of thumb; however, this could be more or less depending on the quantity of existing good grass.