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How to Manage Pests

The UC Guide to Healthy Lawns

Planting and management tips for seashore paspalum


  • Seashore paspalum is often hard to mow and is slow to recover from mowing damage (scalping).
  • Mow at 0.75 - 1.5 inches.


  • Fertilize using 2 - 3 lbs. nitrogen/1000 sq. ft. per year during the period of active growth (late March - August).


  • Establish by sod or stolons.
  • Establish during the time of most active growth when temperatures are above 70 F.
  • Use 3 - 5 bushels stolons/1000 sq. ft.


  • Water infrequently as needed.

Special problems

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