Centipede was introduced by seed from China in 1919. Centipede is slow growing in height, but a highly aggressive colonizing grass that can be depended upon to produce a good, dense, relatively weed-free turf at low maintenance levels. In spite of its aggressiveness, Centipede is easily controlled and usually requires edging only once a year around walks and flowerbeds.
- Centipede grasses thrive in full sun, but are tolerant of partial shade.
- Centipede grasses have a medium texture and medium green colored blades.
- Centipede grasses are the easiest of all grasses to mow.
- Centipede grasses do not look scalped if cutting is delayed too long, i.e., excessive growth is removed.
- Centipede grasses are environmentally friendly:
- They have low fertility requirements and should be fertilized only once a year, or not at all.
- Drought tolerant and green up rapidly after a brief drought, with rainfall or irrigation.
- Centipede grasses are generally more trouble-free than the other grasses if watered properly and fertilized sparingly.
- Centipede grasses are the dominant turfgrasses in the middle to Deep South.
Growing Centipede grass has a worldwide reputation for providing attractive lawn cover while having the lowest maintenance requirements of any turfgrass; a Centipede lawn is the lazy man’s preference. It can be grown from seed or quickly installed as sod.
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