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BahiagrassThe scientific name for Bahiagrass is Paspalum Notatum. Bahiagrass is a low maintenance grass with an extensive root system which makes it a great solution for erosion control. It can also withstand droughts better than other grass types that do not have the extensive root system. It is also considered moderately aggressive with a fair to good tolerance for shade conditions. Bahiagrass wears and should be mowed at a height of 2 to 3 inches in length.  This grass does best where there is consistent rain spread over the season, however as mentioned it can also withstand moderate drought conditions.

Bahiagrass – Weaknesses

Bahiagrass provides a coarse open type of lawn. It grows fast. This grass must be mowed often to show a nice manicured lawn. Some consumers would consider it a weed if it were to appear in other types of grasses or lawns. It sometimes will turn slightly yellow due to chlorosis. This type of grass also  suffers from dollar spot and attracts moles and crickets.

It has a medium need for fertilizer  with .5 pounds of fertilizer per 1000 square feet of lawn per growing month. This type of grass adapts well in infertile sandy soil conditions. It is typically found in the central coastal areas of North Carolina, eastern Texas and also popular in Florida.

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