How to Plant Seashore Grass

Overview

Seashore grass, also known as Paspalum grass, is a hardy grass that endures well and is used mostly for turf areas. It grows well near the oceans, where the salt content is high, and in sandy and loamy soil. It is also suitable for areas where the climate is warm, with rainfall of 40 inches or more per year. Seashore grass requires only occasional watering and fertilizing.

Step 1

Loosen the soil over the planting area with a spade to aerate it. Also add a layer of organic matter such as compost or manure to it, and rake gently so it goes deep.

Step 2

Dig holes for the shoots in the ground that are shallow and wide but not deep, a little larger than the root balls. Keep them evenly spaced.

Step 3

Lift the plants from their nursery containers carefully so the root balls remain intact, and lower each into a hole. Spread the roots in the holes and backfill to cover them with soil. Pat the soil down with your hands to ensure it is level with the surrounding soil.

Step 4

Water after each shoot is planted, taking care not to overdo the watering. Add a layer of mulch over the new area to ensure that the ground stays moist.

Things You'll Need

  • Seashore grass seeds or shoots
  • Shovel
  • Compost or manure
  • Rake
  • Garden hose
  • Mulch
  • Fertilizer

References

  • "Learn 2 Grow: Paspalum vaginatum Care and Maintenance"
  • "University of California: Planting and Management Tips For Seashore Paspalum"
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