Centipede Grass Turning Red

Pre-emergent under sod

Q: Some of the blades of my centipede grass are turning red. Not sure if excess rain is a contributing factor.

A: Centipede grass is well-known to turn red as a response to stresses like traffic, wear, drought, low fertility, etc. If the stress is removed, the red color disappears. Use your intuition to figure out what’s causing the grass to be unhappy and then fix it.

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