Centipede is a medium-green color with medium texture, which is very suitable for low maintenance. Centipede Grass has become a very popular lawn grass option because of its aggressive nature.
Centipede Grass is more tolerant to shade than Tifway 419 Bermuda grass and less tolerant than St. Augustine and Zoysia lawn grass. If you're looking for an aggressive, low-maintenance, shade tolerant grass, Centipede grass might be the perfect option for your Atlanta home.
|Hot Weather Tolerance:||Excellent|
|Shade Tolerance:||Medium to Low|
|Mowing Height:||1.5" to 2.5" inches Disease, Weed, and Insect Tolerance: Use Daconil for disease prevention. Will have little to no insect problems. With a very healthy lawn at 2 inches you will have very little weed pressure.|
Soil and Fertilizer:
Apply first application of 10-10-10 at a rate of 5 pounds per 1,000 feet after 90 percent green-up – not before. Then a second application at the same rate in late summer.
During sod establishment, water every day so that the soil is soaked 3-4 inches deep. Do not allow to wilt. An additional watering might be needed. The primary watering should be done between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Established sod should be watered every day during the hot months and about every 4-7 days during cooler months.
Mow every 2-10 days at height 2 inches.