lawn grass - Knowledgebase Question

Homosassa, Fl
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Question by gjyoung18
May 8, 2010
I have St Augustine grass with many bare spots. What can I overseed to make the lawn green all year? I do not care about grass mixture - just would like a green lawn. I live along the coast about 60 miles north of Tampa - we get some freezes and hot summers. I had my lawn thatched and fertilizer and weed killer applied. Thank you.

Answer from NGA
May 8, 2010
Although St. Augustine, Bermuda, Centipede and Bahia turfgrasses will all grow in your gardening region, there's a big difference in their appearance and I don't know that you'll be happy with a mixed-turf lawn. It's liable to look weedy rather than an attractive green because the growth habits are so different. Bermuda is the only turf that you can find seeds for; the rest need to be planted via plugs or sprigs. There are several cultivars of St. Augustine, though, so you might try plugging Floritam into the bare spots. It's the most attractive of the St. Augustines and grows well under all kinds of weather conditions. Best wishes with your lawn.

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