Florida Lawn Seed

Florida Lawn Seed - There are several lawn seed varieties used for a lawn in Florida.  The most popular Florida lawn grass types are Bahia, Bermuda, St. Augustine, Zoysia, Centipede, Carpetgrass and Seashore Paspalum.  All of these lawn grass seed types are considered warm season perennial lawn grass species. Although all of these lawn seed species are adapted to Florida each specie offers a different set of characteristics that may fit your particular lawn.

When selecting a lawn species for Florida please consider the following:

  • Do you have irrigation?
  • Are you under watering restrictions?
  • Is your lawn shady?
  • Do you live near the coast?
  • Are you prepared to care for a High or Low maintenance lawn?

Florida Lawn Grass Types

Bahia - Bahia is the most commonly used lawn species in Florida.  Bahia varieties are drought tolerant, insect resistant, durable and adapted to the entire state of Florida.

  • Argentine Bahia - Argentine Bahia is the best all around lawn grass in our opinion.  The only drawback of Argentine Bahia for Florida lawns is the seed sprout production during the establishment period.  Argentine Bahia is a wide bladed Bahia with a much more dense root system than the other bahia varieties.  This bahia variety is the only Bahia variety Hancock Seed Company recommends for lawns in Florida.
  • Pensacola Bahia - Pensacola is most commonly grown in Florida for pastures, roadsides, erosion control and commercial or industrial applications. Pensacola is not considered a nice lawn grass for Florida.
  • Tifton 9 Bahia - Tifton 9 was developed for its cold tolerance and forage production and is not recommended for lawn use.

Bermuda  - Bermuda grasses are well adapted to Florida.  Bermuda grasses offer drought tolerance, fine leaf texture, durability and are adapted to a wide range of soil types.  Bermuda varieties are separated by leaf texture, color and density.  These classifications are Common, Medium and Turf quality. 

  • Common Bermuda - Common Bermuda is the original strain of Bermuda grass.  Common bermuda is properly cared for can provide a average lawn.  Common is more popular in roadside, erosion and pasture application areas.
  • Medium Quality Bermuda - Medium quality Bermuda varieties provide improved leaf texture, darker green color, lower mowing capabilities and better cold tolerance than Common Bermuda. Medium Quality Bermuda varieties are the most popular for lawns.  These varieties provide a great lawn if properly maintained.  Our most popular Medium Quality Bermuda varieties are Majestic, Blackjack, Triangle, LaPrima, Sahara and Postcard.
  • Turf Quality Bermuda - Turf quality Bermuda varieties are most popular in golf courses, high profile landscaping and premium lawns.  These varieties offer fine leaf texture, very low growing characteristics, dark green color and dense turf qualities.

Centipede - Centipede is a attractive low maintenance crawling lawn grass.  Very popular for Florida Lawns north of Tampa especially north west Florida.  Centipede grass seed is used for lawn, small pastures and premium turf applications throughout the southern climates. Centipede grass seed varieties require little to no chemical treatments. Centipede grass seed varieties also perform well in poor soils, full sun or partial shade with little maintenance or fertilization providing a low maintenance environmentally friendly lawn, pasture or turf.

Carpetgrass - Carpetgrass is a creeping, warm-season grass that is native to the West Indies. Carpetgrass was introduced into the United States in the early 1800s and has become naturalized in the southeastern states, especially on poorly drained soils. Carpetgrass physically resembles centipede grass in terms of leaf density and shape. Carpetgrass will tolerate full sun to slightly shady conditions (About same as Centipede grass shade tolerance)  Carpetgrass is a creeping warm season grass also called "Louisiana Grass".  Carpetgrass grows well on extremely wet acid soils (ph 5-5.5) where many other grasses will not survive.  Carpetgrass will require irrigation on dry soils.

Seashore Paspalum - Seashore Paspalum is native to tropical and subtropical regions of North and South America.  Seashore paspalum is a warm season grass commonly used for lawns, golf courses, landscaping, parks and recreation areas.  Seashore Paspalum seed is the only high salt tolerant grass seed available.  Sea Spray is best for areas no farther north than 30−35° latitude. Within its "comfort zone," Seaspray Paspalum displays excellent resistance to dollar spot, in addition to its primary characteristic of salt tolerance. Sea Spray is an excellent choice for environmentally conscious superintendents and home owners, especially those with water quality issues such as a need to use effluent water for irrigation. Certainly in areas where water shortages occur, where saline conditions are unusually high, or where water reclamation projects are undertaken, Sea Spray provides an attractive option for beautiful turf despite these conditions.

Zoysia - Zoysia grass is considered one of the most beautiful lawn and turf grass seed varieties available. Zoysia grass is a warm season grass grown throughout the central and southern climates across the world. Zoysia grass seed varieties are part of the Japonica grass family which are known for less plant density, interseeding ability and cold tolerance.  Zoysia is commonly interseeded with fescue lawns for a year round green lawn. Zoysia grass seed varieties are an excellent choice for a home lawn grass. Zoysia grass varieties have a lush dark green color, fine leaf texture and a soft on your feet feel.  Zoysia grass seed should be applied at the rate of 1 - 2 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. of lawn or turf area.
 




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Meyer Zoysia Grass Seed - 1 lb. bag

Meyer Zoysia Grass Seed - 1 lb. bag

Meyer Zoysia Grass Seed - Meyer Zoysia grass was selected primarily for its texture, color, and vigor compared to other zoysiagrass selections. Meyer...

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Majestic Bermuda Lawn Seed - 5 lb. Bag

Majestic Bermuda Lawn Seed - 5 lb. Bag

Majestic Bermuda Grass Seed - Majestic Bermuda grass seed (coated & un-hulled) is clearly the choice for a bermuda lawn grass.  Majestic...
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Majestic Bermuda Grass Seed - 50 lb. Bag (2-25 lb bags)

Majestic Bermuda Grass Seed - 50 lb. Bag (2-25 lb bags)

Majestic Bermuda Grass Seed - Majestic Bermuda grass seed is clearly the choice for a bermuda lawn grass.  Majestic bermuda is a excellent...
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Majestic Bermuda Grass Seed - 25 lb. Bag

Majestic Bermuda Grass Seed - 25 lb. Bag

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Majestic Bermuda Grass Seed - 10 lb. Bag

Majestic Bermuda Grass Seed - 10 lb. Bag

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LaPrima XD Bermuda Grass Seed - 25 lb. bag

LaPrima XD Bermuda Grass Seed - 25 lb. bag

LaPrima XD Bermuda Grass Seed - LaPrima XD Bermuda Grass is a X-treme Density blend of superior bermudagrass cultivars selected for fast germination...
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LaPrima XD Bermuda Grass Seed - 2 lb. bag

LaPrima XD Bermuda Grass Seed - 2 lb. bag

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LaPrima Bermuda Grass Seed - 5 lb. bag

LaPrima Bermuda Grass Seed - 5 lb. bag

LaPrima Bermuda Grass Seed - LaPrima Bermuda grass seed is the best choice for your high profile project where fast germination, rapid establishment...
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LaPrima Bermuda Grass Seed - 25 lb. bag

LaPrima Bermuda Grass Seed - 25 lb. bag

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LaPaloma Bermuda Grass Seed - 25 lb. bag

LaPaloma Bermuda Grass Seed - 25 lb. bag

La Paloma Bermuda Grass Seed -  LaPaloma is a turf-type seeded bermudagrass that has proven to be a perfect choice for any high-end turf grass...
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Hancock's Pensacola Bahia Grass Seed Mix - 50 lb. Bag

Hancock's Pensacola Bahia Grass Seed Mix - 50 lb. Bag

Hancock's Pensacola Bahia Grass Seed Mix - Our Pensacola Bahia Grass Seed mixture is used for lawn and pasture applications in the southern...
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Hancock's Pensacola Bahia Grass Seed Mix - 5 lb. Bag

Hancock's Pensacola Bahia Grass Seed Mix - 5 lb. Bag

Hancock's Pensacola Bahia Grass Seed Mix - Our Pensacola Bahia Grass Seed mixture is used for lawn and pasture applications in the southern...
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Hancock's Pensacola Bahia Grass Seed Mix - 25 lb. Bag

Hancock's Pensacola Bahia Grass Seed Mix - 25 lb. Bag

Hancock's Pensacola Bahia Grass Seed Mix - Our Pensacola Bahia Grass Seed mixture is used for lawn and pasture applications in the southern...
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Hancock's Pensacola Bahia Grass Seed Mix - 10 lb. Bag

Hancock's Pensacola Bahia Grass Seed Mix - 10 lb. Bag

Hancock's Pensacola Bahia Grass Seed Mix - Our Pensacola Bahia Grass Seed mixture is used for lawn and pasture applications in the southern...
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Hancock's Bermuda Grass Seed Mix - 50 lb. Bag

Hancock's Bermuda Grass Seed Mix - 50 lb. Bag

Hancock's Bermuda Grass Seed Mix - Our Bermuda Grass Seed mix is recommended for lawn or pasture grass seed applications in the Central and Southern...
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Hancock's Bermuda Grass Seed Mix - 25 lb. Bag

Hancock's Bermuda Grass Seed Mix - 25 lb. Bag

Hancock's Bermuda Grass Seed Mix - Our Bermuda Grass Seed mix is recommended for lawn or pasture grass seed applications in the Central and Southern...
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Hancock's Argentine Bahia Grass Seed Mix - 5 lb. bag

Hancock's Argentine Bahia Grass Seed Mix - 5 lb. bag

Hancock's Argentine Bahia Grass Seed Mix - Our Argentine Bahia grass seed mixture is very popular for replacing other high maintenance or...
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Hancock's Argentine Bahia Grass Seed Mix - 25 lb. Bag

Hancock's Argentine Bahia Grass Seed Mix - 25 lb. Bag

Hancock's Argentine Bahia Grass Seed Mix - Our Argentine Bahia grass seed mixture is very popular for replacing other high maintenance or...
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Hancock's Argentine Bahia Grass Seed Mix - 10 lb. Bag

Hancock's Argentine Bahia Grass Seed Mix - 10 lb. Bag

Hancock's Argentine Bahia Grass Seed Mix - Our Argentine bahia grass seed mixture is very popular for replacing other high maintenance or...
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Hancock's Argentine Bahia Grass Seed Mix - 50 lb. Bag

Hancock's Argentine Bahia Grass Seed Mix - 50 lb. Bag

Hancock's Argentine Bahia Grass Seed Mix - Our Argentine Bahia grass seed mixture is very popular for replacing other high maintenance or...
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Empire Zoysia Lawn Grass Plugs - 36 plugs

Empire Zoysia Lawn Grass Plugs - 36 plugs

****Lawn plugs ship every Monday, if order is placed by noon previous Friday**** Empire Zoysia Lawn Grass Plugs -  Empire Zoysia lawn grass...
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Dichondra Seed - 5 lb.

Dichondra Seed - 5 lb.

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Dichondra Seed - 1 lb.

Dichondra Seed - 1 lb.

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Dichondra Seed (Dichondra Repens) - 50 lb.

Dichondra Seed (Dichondra Repens) - 50 lb.

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Dichondra Seed (Dichondra Repens) - 20 lb.

Dichondra Seed (Dichondra Repens) - 20 lb.

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Dichondra Seed (Dichondra Repens) - 10 lb.

Dichondra Seed (Dichondra Repens) - 10 lb.

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Compadre Zoysia Grass Seed - 5 lb. bag

Compadre Zoysia Grass Seed - 5 lb. bag

Compadre Zoysia Grass Seed - Compadre Zoysia is wear tolerant and can be used on golf courses, athletic fields (baseball, softball and soccer), lawns...
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Compadre Zoysia Grass Seed - 25 lb. bag

Compadre Zoysia Grass Seed - 25 lb. bag

Compadre Zoysia Grass Seed - Compadre Zoysia grass is an improved hybrid seeded Zoysia grass that is the result of a two parent cross of Zoysia...
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Compadre Zoysia Grass Seed - 10 lb. bag

Compadre Zoysia Grass Seed - 10 lb. bag

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Compadre Zoysia Grass Seed - 1 lb.

Compadre Zoysia Grass Seed - 1 lb.

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Common Bermuda Grass Seed (Un-hulled) - 50 lb. Bag

Common Bermuda Grass Seed (Un-hulled) - 50 lb. Bag

Common Bermuda Grass Seed (Un-Hulled) - Un-Hulled Common Bermuda Grass makes an excellent low maintenance, drought resistant lawn or pasture. Common...
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Common Bermuda Grass Seed (Un-hulled) - 5 lb. Bag

Common Bermuda Grass Seed (Un-hulled) - 5 lb. Bag

Common Bermuda Grass Seed (Un-Hulled) - Un-Hulled Common Bermuda Grass makes an excellent low maintenance, drought resistant lawn or pasture. Common...
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Common Bermuda Grass Seed (Un-hulled) - 25 lb. Bag

Common Bermuda Grass Seed (Un-hulled) - 25 lb. Bag

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Common Bermuda Grass Seed (Un-hulled) - 10 lb. Bag

Common Bermuda Grass Seed (Un-hulled) - 10 lb. Bag

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Common Bermuda Grass Seed (Hulled) - 50 lb. Bag

Common Bermuda Grass Seed (Hulled) - 50 lb. Bag

Common Bermuda Grass Seed (Hulled) - Hulled Common Bermuda Grass makes an excellent low maintenance, drought resistant lawn or pasture grass. Common...
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Common Bermuda Grass Seed (Hulled) - 5 lb. Bag

Common Bermuda Grass Seed (Hulled) - 5 lb. Bag

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Common Bermuda Grass Seed (Hulled) - 25 lb. Bag

Common Bermuda Grass Seed (Hulled) - 25 lb. Bag

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Common Bermuda Grass Seed (Hulled) - 10 lb. Bag

Common Bermuda Grass Seed (Hulled) - 10 lb. Bag

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Centipede Grass Seed - 50 lb. bag (Raw)

Centipede Grass Seed - 50 lb. bag (Raw)

Centipede Grass Seed - Raw - Our Raw Centipede grass seed is premium quality un-coated and untreated Centipede Grass Seed.  Centipede grass seed...
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Centipede Grass Seed - 50 lb. (Coated)

Centipede Grass Seed - 50 lb. (Coated)

Centipede Grass Seed - Coated - Our Coated Centipede grass seed is very popular for home lawns in the Southeastern US including Florida, Alabama,...
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