Centipede Grass – Seeding Tips

Q: We have centipede grass with some bare areas. We are considering planting centipede seed. Should we put the seed down before or after aerating?

A: I think it works best to do it after the aeration. Scatter 1/4 pound of seed over 1000 square feet. Once that’s done, drag the yard with a wide piece of carpet or something that breaks up the aerator cores. This will cover the seeds with more soil and lead to better germination.