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.
Planting and maintenance instructions are included.
Coated Seed vs Raw Seed
Coated seed contains a clay-based surrounding shell that increases moisture retention and helps to reduce insect or fowl consumption. Coated seed contains approximately 50% coating weight, or inert weight, per pound of seed. Coated Hancock's Argentine Bahia Grass Seed is also easier to see after it is applied. Raw seed features no fillers, coatings, or treatments.
It's no secret why Hancock's Argentine Bahia Grass Seed is so popular. The answer is "because it works"! Here are a few of our favorite reviews from clients who have planted Hancock's Argentine Bahia Grass Seed:
"We are very happy with the quality of the seed we have purchased from Hancock seed," says Mark Bouren. "We have prepared and nicely graded 30 acres of our farm land and we have now put down our seed we had purchased, and we are very pleased on the quality of the seed, the grass has germinated quickly within one week there is beautiful grass growing rapidly and looks awesome we also purchased a pallet of starter fertilizer from them as well. We are happy with this companies quality of seed and we were very pleased with the staff and the great attitude and the experience we have had with them as well! 5 stars. You can’t go wrong!"
"Even though I calibrated my spreader, I found the color was a nice visual I could see the coverage," writes David S. "It's been 3 weeks and I have some Bahia sprouts. The birds loved the millet, which is alright. I really didn't need the millet, but wanted to try coated seed. I know its still to early to tell for sure but at 3 weeks in it looks like I might only have a couple spots I may have to reseed. We had some heavy rains I got lazy putting it down and had some sprinklers malfunction so I cant blame the seed if I do have a couple spots. But the rest looks great so far. I'll definitely look for a Hancock Rye seed for Winter."
"I bought a 5 lb. bag to seed the bald area in the front yard," says Oleg N. "Since there is no way to find St. Augustine seeds, I had to look for alternative, and Argentine Bahia appears to be a good choice. Last year I tried to sod the same area but it did not work well, the new grass eventually died, so I ended up with the same problem. This time I used the seeds I bought, tilled the dirt, put the seeds on the top of the tilled area and then covered with the thin layer of topsoil with compost. It took about a week for new grass to appear. So far the area looks good. The color of the new grass appears to be somewhat lighter than the color of the existing grass around it but I am sure the new grass will become darker overtime and blend well. I will certainly buy this product again to take care of few other bad spots I have in the backyard."
"Hancock's is easy to use and starts growing the minute it hits the ground," says Sarah M. "Can you tell we are satisfied?"
For new Lawns, plant 5 to 10 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. The more seed applied to the lawn during the first planting, the faster the lawn will fully establish a sod or grass base and prevent future over seeding to fill in bare spots.
For overseeding an existing lawn, fill in bare spots by spreading the area by hand, or with a spreader. Remember to lightly rake in the seed no deeper than 1/4 in. to cover after spreading the seed. Use 2 to 5 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. to properly overseed the entire lawn, after removing as much unwanted dead or living vegetation. Argentine Bahiagrass is commonly used to replace bare or insect-damaged areas in Saint Augustine grass lawns in Florida.
For lawn Fertilization, apply 5-10 lbs. of 16-04-08 slow release fertilizer per 1,000 sq. ft., four times a year (late spring, mid-summer, late summer, and early fall) for the first two years. Apply 5 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. two times (mid-summer, and late summer) a year after a fully-established lawn has been accomplished.
For new pastures, plant 50 to 100 lbs. per acre.
For overseeding an existing pasture, rates depend on the amount of established or existing grass in the pasture area. Common applications for overseeding is 50 lbs. per acre.
For pasture fertilization, apply 250 - 350 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.