Q: Where can I have my soil tested?
A: University of Florida Soil Lab
Q: What is the seed rate for a yard?
A: Bahia ~ 5-10 pounds per 1000 sq. ft.
A: Bermuda ~ 3-5 pounds per 1000 sq. ft.
A: Cenitpede ~ 2-3 pounds per 1000 sq. ft.
A: Zoysia ~ 2-3 pounds per 1000 sq. ft.
A: Seapray ~ 2-3 pounds per 1000 sq. ft.
Q: When is it safe to mow after seeding?
A: Mow when the grass has reached a least 4" in height, Mowing earlier can damage the young seedlings.
Q: What is the seed rate for a pasture?
A: 20-100 pounds per acre, depending on what type seed you want to plant and how fast you want it to establish a turf.
Q: What is the better Bahiagrass seed for my yard?
A: Argentine Bahiagrass...it is not as tough on your mower as Pensacola Bahiagrass.
Q: What herbicide should I use to kill weeds?
A: Contact your local fertilizer company for recomendations pertaining to your specific grass variety.
Q: How often should I water my yard?
A: Fresh planted seeds should be watered on a daily basis. Watering in the late afternoon or evening will maximise your watering and increase the germination time.
Q: When should I fertilize my yard?
A: The best results would be to spread your fertilize out when you seed your yard.
A: Established yard: Fertilize in the Spring generally after the last frost. DO NOT fertilize when your grass is young and tender.
Q: What type fertilizer should I use on my yard?
A: 16-4-8 is a good one to use...however if not available, the higher the first number the better the fertilizer will be.
Q: How do I cover the seed once planted?
A: Use a light drag or rake. Drags are usually homemade with chain link fence and 4x4 posts.