Ocala Bahia Grass

bahia grass

In the market for new grass in Ocala? Bahia grass is the way to go.  Landscaping, Sod, and Beyond carries grass, sod, mulch, dirt, sand, rocks, gravel, plants,pavers, and trees.  We are truly your one stop shop when it comes to your landscaping needs.  We have been in business sense 1995 and proudly serve the Ocala Area.

Ocala Bahia Grass Information

Ocala Bahia grass,is a drought resistant turf.  It does well in lawns and along highways, and is best used in large sunny areas in warm humid regions. Its roots extend to 8 feet deep. In Florida, Ocala Bahia grass survives in level areas with no irrigation, but often fails on sandy embankments.  It can also be ruined by excess watering, when none is required in level areas, and by excess fertilization.  Bahia grass normally goes semidormant during winter, yet people sometimes fertilize and water it to keep it green in winter, and thereby encourage weed populations.  There are no postemergence herbicides for grass weeds in bahia grass, which can be a major problem.  Most weed problems in bahia grass can be avoided by proper seed establishment and timely mowing.  The large state agencies responsible for maintenance of utility turf struggle to find funds to keep bahia grass mowed properly. In summer its rapid vertical growth and exuberant seedhead production can be overwhelming, but on balance it is probably reasonable to call it a low maintenance turfgrass where it is used and maintained appropriately.

The cultivar ‘Argentine’ bahia grass is superior to ‘Pensacola’ for use as turf in south Florida.  It has a more abundant root system and is lower growing than Pensacola.  Unfortunately, ‘Argentine’ winter kills more readily than ‘Pensacola’, thus ‘Pensacola’ is more often used in southeastern United States other than Florida.  For most turf purposes, seed should be planted in the spring at about 100 pounds per acre (112 kg/ha) in clean seedbeds, incorporated 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep (6 to 12 mm) deep, and pressed in.

Benefits of Ocala Bahia Grass

  • Ocala Bahia grass is drought resistant.
  • Is resistant to bugs and disease.
  • Will survive in dry soils like sand and clay.
  • Requires less maintenance than other grasses.