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.
Coated 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. Raw seed features no fillers, coatings, or treatments.
We love this anecdote from Colton, who had a problem lawn before turning to Hancock's Raw Argentine Bahia Grass Seed! As natives of Florida, we know the pain that can go into establishing a quality lawn, and our Bahia products are among our bestsellers for a reason!
"I purchased this Argentine Bahia and a bag of 16-4-08 fertilizer during early spring. I started with a lawn that was about 75% weeds. In addition to the weed-filled lawn I was also redoing a large section of landscaping. After doing the landscaping I was left with a lawn that was very undesirable. After doing lots of research into various grass types I settled on the Argentine Bahia. I know it isn't the best grass but because of the size of the lawn and the cost of St. Augustine sod I decided to try the Argentina Bahia seed first. It's relatively cheap compared to sod and much less labor intensive. I live about 30 mins from the Hancock store in Dade City so I drove there to purchase the items. The next day I leveled the lawn with a basic cheap fill dirt of clay/sand. Next I laid the fertilizer with a broadcast spreader followed by the seed. Within another week I had little seedlings popping through all over! I'm really impressed with the germination rate I'm getting.
I should also mention that I did de-thatch my lawn with a power rake prior to laying the new seed as well. Even the grass that was left is much greener and thicker than beforehand.
Appearance: This argentine Bahia has a nice width to the blade and great color. Nice and dark. There's a marked difference between my grass and one of the neighbors whose grass is a mix of weeds, mostly crab grass and sand Spurs, and what I believe to be Pensacola Bahia.
The only regret I have is not killing the whole lawn and starting fresh. If I had known it was this simple and easy I would have.
Overall I'd say this has been a great product. I wish I could post the before and after pics to show what a difference it has made. If I wasn't going to lay sod next year I would not hesitate to shop here again for this same exact product. 5 star company and a 5 star product."
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.