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Bermuda and Meyer Zoysia are the only two really desirable warm season grasses reliably grown from seed. Centipede can also be established from seed, but it literally takes years for it to develop into an acceptable lawn. Instead, warm season grasses are usually established vegetatively--they're planted as sprigs, plugs or sod because their seeds are either sterile or they take too long to grow into a lawn. This makes establishing a warm season grass lawn more expensive, but it's worth the extra cost. Warm season grasses are among the most aggressive competitors among the grass species. Once they get going, they don't stop until you have a beautiful lawn.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|