Hancock’s Argentine Bahia grass seed is the best lawn grass and pasture grass seed available for southern climates, especially Florida. This variety makes an excellent low-maintenance permanent lawn grass or pasture grass for horses, cattle, and any type of livestock. Argentine Bahia grass is very drought tolerant, deep-rooted, and has exceptional disease and insect resistance.
Argentine Bahia Grass produces 10 to 12 feet of dense root structure, allowing for low watering requirements and is also the most environmentally-friendly lawn and pasture grass variety available for the warm season climates.
Argentine Bahia grass seed is commonly used for lawn and pasture applications across the southern United States including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Northeast Texas, and Southwest California.
Argentine Bahia Grass Seed is grown, harvested and processed by Hancock Farm & Seed Co.,Inc.
Plant Argentine Bahia grass seed at 50 to 100 lbs. per acre for pasture applications or 5 to 10 lbs. per 1000 sq. feet for lawn applications. Argentine Bahia grass makes a problem-free lawn grass if properly maintained. It doesn't require as much water to survive and flourish as commonly-used Saint Augustine lawn grass varieties. After establishment, Argentine Bahia grass will survive with little maintenance. The fertilization of lawns or pastures three to four times a year is vital to establish and maintain a lifetime lawn or pasture.
Apply 5 - 10 lbs. of 16-04-08 slow release fertilizer per 1000 sq. ft. four times a year (late Spring, Mid-Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall) for the first two years. After a fully established lawn has been accomplished, apply 5 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. two times (Mid-Summer, Late Summer) a year.
Overseeding an existing lawn
Bare spots can be easily filled by spreading the area by hand or with a spreader. Remember: After spreading the seed, lightly rake in the seed to cover no deeper than 1/4 in. To properly overseed the entire lawn, use 2 to 5 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. after removing as much unwanted dead or living vegetation.
For new pastures, plant 25 to 100 lbs. per acre. Overseeding rates depend on the amount of established or existing grass in the pasture area. Common application for over seeding is 50 lbs. per acre.
Apply 250 lbs. of 16-04-08 slow release fertilizer per acre in late spring, mid-summer and early fall. Animals that are grazing will damage the Bahiagrass pasture if the pasture is not properly fertilized annually. The grass must be provided with adequate nutrients to compete with the animals.
The more seed applied to the lawn or pasture on the first planting, the faster the lawn or pasture will fully establish a sod or grass base and prevent future overseeding to fill in bare spots.