Ultimate Lawn Grass Seed Guide

A complete guide to establishing a beautiful lawn grass for a third of the cost of sod! For information on which lawn grass variety will best fit your application please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you!

  1. Remove old vegetation to prepare a clean seed bed.
  2. Lawns: use a De-Thatcher, Power Rake or Rota Tiller to kill/remove existing vegetation and prepare a clean seed bed.
  3. Drag area to loosen and level any hard or uneven spots if needed.
  4. Apply fertilizer at 5 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. for lawns.
  5. Apply seed at 2-10 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
  6. Drag, rake or roll to lightly cover the seed not deeper than 1/4 - 1/2 inch.
  7. Apply lawn irrigation for 30 minutes each evening until soil is damp and germination has occurred.
  8. Irrigate newly seeded lawns every other day until the grass reaches six inches.
  9. After the grass reaches six inches in height water three times a week if needed.
  10. Reapply fertilizer at 5 lbs per 1000 sq. ft. for lawns.
  11. Keep the lawn mowed at 2-4 inches during the establishment process.

Seed Rate

            Lawns - (Refer to seeding rate listed in product discription.)

Apply 1-10 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.


  • Overseed lawn areas at 1-5 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.

Maintenance Guide


  •  Mow at 3-5 inches regularly.
  • Fertilize with 2-3 lbs. per 1000 square feet three times a year.
  • Irrigate established lawns during extreme dry spells.
  • Over seed with annual rye grass  in October for winter coverage.
Table 1. Comparison of lawngrasses available for use throughout Florida.
Environment Bahia Bermuda Carpet Centipede Seashore Paspalum St. Augustine Zoysia
Area Adapted Statewide Statewide Wet Areas Statewide Statewide Statewide Statewide
Mowing Height (inches) 3-4 .5-1.5 1.5-2 1.5-2 1-2 1.5-4 1-2
Soil Acid, Sandy Wide Range Acid, Wet Acid, Infertile Wide Range Wide Range Wide Range
Leaf Texture Coarse-Medium Fine-Medium Medium Medium Fine-Medium Coarse-Medium Fine-Medium
Drought Tolerance Excellent Good Poor Medium Good Very Poor Medium
Salt Tolerance Poor Good Poor Poor Excellent Good Good
Shade Tolerance Poor Poor Fair Fair Poor Good Good
Wear Tolerance Excellent Good-Excellent Poor Poor Good-Excellent Poor Good-Excellent
Nematod Tolerance Very Good Poor Poor Poor Good Good Poor
Maintenance Levels Low Medium Low Low Medium Very High High
Uses Lawns Athletic Fields Wet Areas Lawns Lawns, Atlethic, Golf Lawns Lawns
Establishment Methods Seed, Sod Seed, Sod, Sprigs, Plugs Seed, Sprigs Seed, Sod, Sprigs, Plugs Seed, Sod, Sprigs, Plugs Sod, Sprigs, Plugs Seed, Sod, Sprigs, Plugs
- Courtesy of http://turf.ufl.edu/