& EXISTING sunlight. Once sod is laid out, it is important not to mow it until the roots have had a chance to become established. area faster than the grass, allows the grass to compete better for scarce nutrients and Not only can bahia grass survive on sandy and infertile soil, it can withstand drought, heat and heavy rains as well. Same with Bahiagrass, except it only takes 4-6 weeks if conditions are BaHateIt – posted 29 July 2004 12:30. Some Bahia grass is a nice grass for lawns because it does not need much water or fertilizer. Overseeding Lawns North Florida lawns should be overseeded from October to November, and Central Florida lawns should be overseeded from October to early December. Centipede Zoysiagrass,