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Centipede Grass

by Dawn West, All About Lawns Columnist

Description: Centipede Grass is a fine to medium textured grass with varying root depths and a yellowish-green color commonly found in the southeastern U.S., southern coastal U.S., and Hawaii. In general, centipede grass is a low-maintenance grass that tends to grow best in acidic soils of the regions it is commonly found.

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Pros:

  • Centipede grass grows well in full sun
  • Generally low in maintenance
  • Can tolerate moderate amounts of shade

 

Cons:

  • Generally turns brown in hot and dry weather and goes dormant in the winter
  • Has a slow growth rate
  • Is NOT a durable grass
  • Is not tolerant to salt, drought, and excessive fertilizer
  • Can turn yellow when lacking enough iron in the soil
Common Growing Region
Common Growing Region


Watering: It generally requires frequent watering. 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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