Bahia is the most cost efficient sod option on the market, and thrives in our hot, humid, Floridian climate. According to research by the University of Florida IFAS Extension, Bahia grass was originally brought to Florida in 1914 to be used as a pasture grass & is now considered Florida native grass.
Given its drought and heat tolerance, ability to thrive in poor soil conditions and withstand full sun, Bahia is one of the most durable turf options on the market. While it can grow in poor, sandy soils, with limited fertilization and irrigation (once established), we do recommend proper maintenance, healthy soil, fertilization and irrigation for optimal results.
Bahia is a perennial, and may go dormant during times of drought and and frost. When dormant, Bahia will look dead and lose its coloring; however, thanks to Bahia’s forgiving nature, it will quickly regain its color and composure once the climate is back to normal – be that water or warm temperatures. Bahia’s durability can be credited to its extensive root system, because healthy roots = healthy lawn!
Given its foundation as a pasture grass, all established Bahia in our area is prone to arriving on-site with weeds, ants, and even a cow patty or two. It may not be the prettiest variety available; but it’s the easiest to take care of, one of the most durable, and cheapest!