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Centipede

Warm Season Grass

It’s medium to light green color. Low maintenance, slow growing creeping grass. It’s well adapted to sandy, acidic soils. The slow growth means less mowing and the thick lateral growth crowds out most weeds and it requires very little fertilization.

Attributes

Coarse blade, dense turf

Sunlight

6-8 hours of sun

Water

Medium to low once established

Wear

Avoid Excessive Foot Traffic

Centipede Grass Sod Close up

SPRING

 Maintenance 

In early spring, rake up any debris. Use Scotts® WeedEx™ Prevent with Halts® if needed. Four weeks later, follow with Scotts® Turf Southern Builder® Triple Action for a lush, green lawn. Fill in bare spots with Harmony® sod, available by the piece at your home improvement center. 

Watering 

During dormancy, water when there is no rain for 3-4 weeks to prevent dehydration. Especially if warm days are followed by cold ones, moisture keeps the lawn warm. 

Mowing 

Mow at about 1”. 

SUMMER

 Maintenance 

In early summer, feed with Scotts® Turf Builder® SummerGuard® Lawn Food to strengthen the lawn, helping it withstand heat and drought conditions. It slow-releases nutrients, making it the go-to fertilizer for all grass types. 

Watering 

Water deeply and infrequently. When the lawn appears dry, apply ¾-1” of water. A dark, bluish-gray color, foot printing, and wilted, folded or curled leaves indicate it’s time to water. 

Mowing 

Mow at 1-2” depending on how often the lawn is mowed and its condition. Mow lawn in partial shade areas at 2”. 

FALL/WINTER

 Maintenance 

In cooler weather, use a slow-release fertilizer like Scotts® Turf Builder® WinterGuard® Fall Lawn Food, to strengthen the lawn’s roots. It feeds the lawn consistently and is better for the environment. 

Watering 

Water until the lawn becomes dormant. Especially if warm days are followed by cold ones, moisture keeps the lawn warm. 

Mowing 

Mow at 2” until the last frost.

SPRING

 Maintenance 

In early spring, rake up any debris. Use Scotts® WeedEx™ Prevent with Halts® if needed. Four weeks later, follow with Scotts® Turf Southern Builder® Triple Action for a lush, green lawn. Fill in bare spots with Harmony® sod, available by the piece at your home improvement center. 

Watering 

During dormancy, water when there is no rain for 3-4 weeks to prevent dehydration. Especially if warm days are followed by cold ones, moisture keeps the lawn warm. 

Mowing 

Mow at about 1”.

SUMMER

 Maintenance 

In early summer, feed with Scotts® Turf Builder® SummerGuard® Lawn Food to strengthen the lawn, helping it withstand heat and drought conditions. It slow-releases nutrients, making it the go-to fertilizer for all grass types. 

Watering 

Water deeply and infrequently. When the lawn appears dry, apply ¾-1” of water. A dark, bluish-gray color, foot printing, and wilted, folded or curled leaves indicate it’s time to water. 

Mowing 

Mow at 1-2” depending on how often the lawn is mowed and its condition. Mow lawn in partial shade areas at 2”. 

FALL/WINTER

 Maintenance 

In cooler weather, use a slow-release fertilizer like Scotts® Turf Builder® WinterGuard® Fall Lawn Food, to strengthen the lawn’s roots. It feeds the lawn consistently and is better for the environment. 

Watering 

Water until the lawn becomes dormant. Especially if warm days are followed by cold ones, moisture keeps the lawn warm. 

Mowing 

Mow at 2” until the last frost.

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