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Carpet Grass Seed

Carpet grass seed grows primarily well in wet, shady areas and it even grows well on extremely wet acidic soils (pH 5-5.5) where no other grass will survive. Axonopus affinis, Carpetgrass, requires irrigation on dry soils. It is a warm season, creeping, perennial grass. It is coarse bladed and makes a dense turf. The downside of a Carpet grass lawn that it is not drought tolerant due to a shallow root system. It is as cold tolerant as centipede grass, but has poor salt tolerance.

Carpet grass is a native grass to the interior Gulf states and similar tropical climates and can easily be planted from grass seed. Weeds and bermuda grass can be crowded out by its thick sod. It is a good turf grass for erosion control and is a low-maintenance grass on low fertility soils. Carpetgrass can thrive if not mown and without the addition of fertilizers. Ideal for shadier, low, damp areas and withstands higher traffic than many others.

Carpetgrass seed establishes medium to fast depending upon the amount of care that is given. It can be grown from the edge of Virginia and across the southern states to the east side of Texas. You can plant this warm climate grass seed in sandy, damp soils of moderate acidity, but not on soils with high salt levels.

  • New turf: Plant Carpet grass lawn seed at 2 - 3 pounds per 1,000 square feet
  • Plant Carpet grass turf seed when soil temperature reaches 65 degrees in spring up until a minimum of 10 weeks before frost in fall

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