Can You Buy St. Augustine Grass Seed for Your Lawn?
Call 281-431-7441 for more information about St. Augustine grass. We deliver three varieties of very high quality St. Augustine and they are Raleigh St. Augustine, Palmetto St. Augustine, and Floratam St. Augustine. In this video, Houston Grass South Owner Michael Romine answers a question we sometimes get about buying St. Augustine grass seed.
This is a summary of Michael’s video on buying St. Augustine grass seed.
Where to buy St. Augustine grass seed? We get asked that question occasionally as well. To our knowledge, there is no such thing.
Certain times of the year the St. Augustine grass puts off, you can see we call it a seed head. It’s a little stalk that comes up and kind of looks ugly. If you pick it you can pull the little individual seeds off of it. To our knowledge, it’s just that nobody has come up with a commercially viable way to harvest it and bag it, and things like that, because to my knowledge there is no St. Augustine grass seed.
Bermuda grass, there is seed for. The common Bermuda, if you look on the shelves at Lowe’s, Home Depot and what not, there are bags of Bermuda grass seed. There’s also companies out there that do hydroseeding. That’s where they can come out to a place and they blow a slurry out of a hose, and it’s got several different things mixed in it, nutrients. The main component of it is common Bermuda grass seed, because it is something that’s plentiful, and can easily be gotten too, and it germinates very easily as well.
We wouldn’t recommend common Bermuda grass in your yard. It’s kind of stringy and not very dense, and for a residential application we wouldn’t recommend it. With the Tifway 419 or the TexTurf 10, those would be a lot nicer, they’re a lot finer, they’re a lot denser, and make for a lot nicer residential yard then some of the others. The common Bermuda grass is something you see on the roadsides and places that they’re planting grass for massive areas, and all they’re basically doing is, they want something green, and they want to stop the erosion. That would be the only time I would use a seed to do any kind of grass.
Houston Grass South is proud to say that we deliver some of the finest grass available in the Houston area, and we do it at great prices too! We deliver to your project site and we can arrange installation if you need it, but you can also pick up your grass sod at our office. We’re located in Arcola on McKeever Road, just off Highway 6 and a few miles east of Sienna Plantation. We’re also a little to the west of the Highway 6 intersection with FM 521. Come on out and do some barefoot grass testing in our sample grass plots.
Call us at 281-431-7441 for more information or send us an email through our contact form.