Centipede

Centipede – Planting Sprigs

Q: How do I plant centipede runners in my fescue grass? A: It’s simple! Cut runners into twelve inch long pieces. Jab a shovel into the ground and put six inches of the centipede runner into the shallow trench. Use...

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Centipede – Planting Sod

Centipedegrass sod is usually planted in May or June. If you plan to start a centipedegrass lawn from scratch, a thorough tilling is usually necessary to be successful. It is almost impossible to get the sod to grow well unless...

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Centipede – Plant Seed

Centipedegrass seed is usually planted in May or June. If you plan to start a centipede lawn from scratch, a thorough tilling is usually necessary to be successful. It is almost impossible to get the seeds to germinate uniformly and...

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Centipede – Mowing

Improper mowing height is the prime cause of centipedegrass lawn problems. Mowing higher than 1.5 inches, except in special circumstances, will lead to substantial winter injury. Every lawn grass has a height at which it should be mowed for best...

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Centipede – Liming

An important factor in plant growth is the soil acidity level. This is measured in terms of a pH scale which is graduated from 0 to 14 with 7 being neutral. Any number below 7.0 is considered acid with 5.0...

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Centipede – General Notes

Information taken from The Revised Georgia Gardener’s Guide Walter Reeves and Erica Glasener Centipedegrass (“The Poor Man’s Lawn!”) can be a very attractive turf, but it has advantages and disadvantages just like any other grass. In the first place, centipedegrass...

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Centipede – Disease

Centipedegrass lawns can withstand diseases if they are properly cared for. This includes fertilizing properly, mowing at the right height and watering when needed. It is better to control diseases by proper maintenance than by using fungicides. There are three...

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Centipede – Dethatching

Thatch is a layer of partially decomposed plant material that builds up on the soil’s surface. Usually, more than one half inch of thatch on general turf areas decreases the turf vigor by restricting movement of air, water and fertilizers...

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Centipede – Aerating

The best time to aerate centipedegrass is in early summer, when the grass is growing rapidly. On very compacted soils, aerating twice a year would not be out of the question. Apply fertilizer and water after aerating so the turf...

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