Paspalum vaginatum (Seashore paspalum)
Seashore paspalum is known for its good wear tolerance and high salt tolerance. Seashore paspalum is mostly used on golf courses situated in warm seasoned areas, but is also gaining popularity on sports fields and personal lawns. Until 2005 the only way to establish seashore paspalum was by sod, sprigs or stolons. After 2005 the first seeded seashore paspalum, Sea Spray, became readily available.
Seashore Paspalum Seed - Sea Spray - Seashore paspalum is a warm season grass commonly used for lawns, golf courses, landscaping, parks and recreation areas. Seashore Paspalum seed is the only high salt tolerant grass seed available. Sea Spray is best for areas no farther north than 30 to 35 degree latitude. Within its "comfort zone," Seaspray Paspalum displays excellent resistance to dollar spot, in addition to its primary characteristic of salt tolerance. Sea Spray is an excellent choice for environmentally conscious superintendents and home owners, especially those with water quality issues such as a need to use effluent water for irrigation. Certainly in areas where water shortages occur, where saline conditions are unusually high, or where water reclamation projects are undertaken, Sea Spray provides an attractive option for beautiful turf despite these conditions.Seashore Paspalum for LawnsSeashore Paspalum requires very well prepared soil or seedbed to ensure a good germination and establishment. The seed bed should be clean and free of other grasses. Seed depth should not be deeper than 1/4 inch. The seeded area should be watered for 45 minute intervals 3 to 4 times per day. Germination of seashore can take as long as 45 days. Different soil types require more or less water. Standing water should not occur but soil moisture should always be present for the germination process to be stimulated. Seeding RatesThe recommended seeding rate is 1 to 2 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft.Planting TimeThe best time to seed is late spring through mid-summer; fall plantings are not recommended except in warm climates where seeding can be done year-round. The ideal germination temperatures are 80 to 95 F (27-35C). Mulch or a seed blanket can be used to improve the moisture retention of the seedbed.Uses for Sea Spray Paspalum Seed:
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