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Carpet Grass

by Dawn West, All About Lawns Columnist

Description: Carpet Grass isn't the prettiest grass in the world, but it will grow in wet-soil areas were others won't. Its medium texture and light green coloring are similar to centipede grasses.

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  • Can tolerate moderate shade
  • Likes wet & warm climates



  • Carpet grass has a shallow root system so it requires frequent watering when it is dry
  • It is slow to grow in the spring, and quick to brown in the winter
  • Not very durable
Common Growing Region
Common Growing Region

Watering: Frequent watering during droughts and dry weather. For additional info on watering, see: Watering

Fertilizing: see: Fertilizing Tables

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About the Author
Dawn West B.A. holds a B.A. in English from Harvard University and teaches writing at Oregon State University.

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