Bahia grass is a good all-around purpose grass that has increased in use due to it's ability to survive periods of drought. It is also a relatively low maintenance grass with less disease and insect problems than some of the other warm season grasses.

Bahia Characteristics


  • Uses: Golf, Commercial, Sports/Parks, Home
  • Color: Green
  • Blade Width: 5-7 mm
  • Feel: Soft
  • Fall Color Retention: Very Good
  • Spring Greenup: Very Good


  • Soils: Sand, Clay, Muck
  • Growth: Stolons
  • Wear: Excellent
  • Injury Recovery: Excellent
  • Insects: Very Good
  • Diseases: Very Good


  • Heat: Excellent
  • Cold: Excellent
  • Shade: Good
  • Drought: Excellent
  • Salt: Good


  • Mower: Standard Rotary
  • Height: .1-2.0″
  • Weed Control: Excellent


Bahia grass is a warm season southern grass, Bahia grass is resistant to drought, disease and most insect attacks. Bahia grass can survive in a variety of soils from sand, sandy to clay and other infertile, dry soils. Bahia grass requires some maintenance to keep looking good in residential and commercial landscapes. Without fertilizer Bahia grass will thin out over time. Bahia grass also has a low tolerance to many weed control herbicides. Bahia grass is used extensively in lawns along coastal areas in Florida. Bahia grass has a vigorous growing habit and requires frequent mowing during hot weather. Bahia grass has a coarse blade and is not suitable for soils with high a pH levels.

Bahia grass is drought resistant turf. It does well in lawns and along highways, and its best used in sunny areas in warm humid regions. The Bahia grass roots can extend up to 8' deep once established. This is an important factor in erosion control. Contact G to Z Turf Services for more information about Bahia turfgrass.