This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
In the South they have no grass which tillers out sufficiently to make a sod good enough for lawns, as there is in the more Northern States. The Bermuda Grass, a rather tender, but creeping kind, is one of the best substitutes. Of this, " R. L. L." Charleston, S. C, asks: "I have about eight acres of sandy land which I want to plant in Bermuda Joint Grass. My idea is to run the grass through a feed cutter and sow in drills about one foot apart. If you will, kindly give me your opinion, or suggest some better mode".
Though the question is not put wholly from the lawn point of view, we preface his inquiry because of the value for lawns as well as for mere agricultural purposes. We have had no actual experience with the grass cut up for sowing in this way, but we have heard and believe that it is entirely successful.