Sun Burst - Argentine Bahiagrass

Argentine Bahiagrass

Grows in sunny areas along the Southern Coastal Plain and Gulf Coast regions. Like Pensacola Bahiagrass, it is durable and resistant to drought and light frost but grows greener and denser for a more attractive lawn. It is also available in both bags and pails.

  • Deep root system for excellent drought resistance
  • Makes an attractive lawn with a finer texture and darker color than Pensacola Bahiagrass
  • Produces a low-maintenance, durable lawn
  • Penkoted® for seedling protection

Seed Planting Zones

Planting Specifications

Daily Light Required:


Full sun (8+ hours of daily sun)

Sun Tolerance:



Shade Tolerance:



Grass Color:


Light green

Grass Texture:



Drought Tolerance:



Disease Resistance:



Traffic Tolerance:



Planting Zones:


10; lower parts of zone 9

Recommended Planting Dates:


Spring through summer

Planting Rates:


New Lawns: 10 lbs/1,000 sq ft


Overseeding: 5 lbs/1,000 sq ft

Planting Depth:


No more than 1/4”



7-21 days

Mowing Height:



Planting & Growing Instructions

Sunburst Argentine Bahiagrass

New Seeding 

Prepare the soil by tilling to a depth of 4–6 inches. Conduct a soil test to be sure your soil has the proper nutrients it needs for a healthy lawn. Apply fertilizer and lime at the recommended rates. If you are unable to conduct a soil test, apply lime and a complete lawn fertilizer according to the recommended rates on the packages. Work lime and fertilizer evenly into the soil, then rake the soil surface smooth to give the seed an ideal bed in which to establish healthy roots. Sow the grass seed by evenly spreading according to the recommended seeding rates. Rake, harrow or otherwise work the seed into the soil ¼” to ½” deep. Keep the area well-watered until the seeds germinate and the seedlings have grown sufficiently to establish a lawn, then water as needed.

Overseeding or Reseeding
Before overseeding, it is important to prepare the soil. Conduct a soil test to be sure your lawn has the proper balance of nutrients. Fertilize and lime if needed. Mow or clip the existing grass as closely as possible. Remove clippings and rake, harrow lightly or aerate the soil where there is existing lawn. This will allow the new seed to make contact with the soil. Sow the seed and gently rake to cover. Keep the lawn moist until seedlings are established, then water as needed.

Undesirable Lawns
Rid your lawn of undesirable grasses following the steps below so that you can establish a desirable lawn:

  • During any growing season, spray the established undesirable turf with a nonselective herbicide labeled for lawn use. Follow the directions on the label.
  • After the lawn turns brown, continue with your seeding program as outlined above. Be sure to start with a soil test or a complete lawn fertilizer.

Improving Bare Spots
Mow your lawn closely, then remove leaves, dead grass, etc. Rake, harrow lightly or aerate the bare spots to prepare the seedbed. Conduct a soil test to be sure the soil has the proper balance of nutrients. Fertilize and lime if needed.

Where to Buy

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