Example of Bahia grass in the lawn of a Lakeland, FL homeowner.

Bahia Grass Thrives in Florida and Lawn Care Requirements Are Lower

Bahia grass is a popular choice in Lakeland, Florida 33801 because of its durability and low maintenance requirements. It also thrives in the Kathleen Area of Lakeland Florida 33810; Lakeland Highlands, Florida 33813; and Tampa, Florida 33609 – in fact, it does well in all parts of Florida.

Even though overall lawn care and maintenance is low, your Bahia lawn will need mowing a little more often than other grass types. The reason for this is because, as it grows, it develops unattractive seed heads. Also, Bahia is tougher and thicker to cut than other grasses, so it needs to be mowed with a heavy-duty blade.

Because it has an extensive deep-root system, Bahia sustains better than other lawns in sandy, infertile soils and doesn’t need high inputs of fertilizer or water. This makes it an excellent choice for homes on large lots, or places where there’s no irrigation system. Bahia likes acidic soils such as those in Lakeland, Florida 33801; the Kathleen Area of Lakeland, Florida 33810; Lakeland Highlands, Florida 33813; and Tampa, Florida 33609. Another good thing about it is that it doesn’t form excessive thatch.

Bahia can be grown from seed or sod. The advantages of sod-planting are fewer opportunities for weed pressure and other stresses, as well as rapid establishment of the grass. Water, from irrigation or rainfall, helps accelerate germination and increases the odds for successful seeding. If available, use chemically treated sacrificed seed to facilitate faster germination.

Bahia has the ability to reseed itself, especially during the hot summer days in Lakeland, Florida 33801; the Kathleen Area of Lakeland, Florida 33810; Lakeland Highlands, Florida 33813; and Tampa, Florida 33609. Another advantage is that it has relatively few insect and disease problems.

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