How to Plant Bahia Grass


Bahia grass is commonly planted throughout the United States as a lawn grass because of its deep green color and hardy root structure. Different types of bahia grass exist, which can thrive in various growing conditions, but the southern US has the ideal warmth and humidity for maintaining a lawn of it. Planting bahia grass from seed requires proper soil preparation and moisture.

Step 1

Choose a section in which you will be growing the grass, and turn the earth in the area using the garden hoe.

Step 2

Mix the turned earth, peat moss and potting soil together using the garden hoe, making sure to chop at the clumps to evenly break up and disperse the mixture.

Step 3

Add the kitchen compost to the mixture, and continue to mix and chop it into the soil and moss.

Step 4

Drag the rake across the area to create several indented rows in the ground.

Step 5

Scatter the bag of bahia grass seed liberally over the entire area of prepared soil. 30 lbs of bahia grass seed is adequate for a 5- by 8-foot plot of lawn.

Step 6

Water the seeded area lightly with a garden hose to cover the seeds with earth and provide moisture. Once the grass seed has sprouted, it requires moisture and fertilization.

Things You'll Need

  • Bag of bahia grass seed (30 lbs)
  • Peat moss (10 lbs)
  • Kitchen compost (5 lbs)
  • Potting soil (10 lbs)
  • Garden hoe
  • Garden rake (or leaf rake)
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