Centipedegrass is often referred to as “lazy-persons” grass because it has low maintenance requirements.
TifBlair, an improved cultivar from the University of Georgia, is quicker to establish and more cold tolerant than common centipedegrass. It also retains its green color later in the fall.
- residential lawns
It is best used as low maintenance, general purpose turf.
Seasonal Type: warm-season grass
Propagation type: vegetative
Centipedegrass spreads by stolons and is slow-growing.
Centipedegrass is coarsely leaved with stiff blades.
Centipedegrass is described as a vibrant and bright apple-green.
Traffic tolerance: low
It does not tolerate traffic, compaction, high soil pH, high soil phosphorus, excessive thatch, drought, or heavy shade.
It requires little fertilizer once established (0.5 to 1 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 sq ft per year) and infrequent mowing, and it grows well on acidic soils in full sun to partial shade.
Thatch may need to be removed every two to three years, but care should be taken because the stems can easily be torn from the ground, leaving bare spots.
Centipedegrass can become thatchy, especially when mowed high and infrequently or when heavily fertilized.
It should be mowed when it attains 1 inch in height and no higher than 1.5 inches.
List of Growers
Tidewater Turfgrass Farm LLC
Phone: (252) 659-0198
Bermudagrass: Tifway 419
Tarheel Turfgrass Company Inc
Bermudagrass: Tifway 419, Arden 15
Phone: (919) 836-0492
Sodco Turf Producers
Phone: (919) 552-7075
Tall Fescue: Confederate
Sandy Plain Sod LLC
Phone: (910) 290-0574
Bermudagrass: Tifway 419
Quality Turf Inc
Phone: (910) 259-3064
Bermudagrass: CelebrationTM, Premier Pro, Premier Pro, Tifdwarf, Tifway 419
Oakland Plantation Turf Farm Inc
Phone: (910) 669-2991
Bermudagrass: CelebrationTM, GN-1, Latitude 36, Tifsport, Tifway 419
Mackilwean Turf Farms
Phone: (252) 637-9261
Bermudagrass: CelebrationTM, Tifway 419
Laughinghouse Farms Inc
Phone: (252) 757-1567
Duplin Sod Farm
Phone: (910) 296-1355
Bermudagrass: Tifway 419TM
DMG Turf Inc
Phone: (919) 639-4027
Tall Fescue: Triple Threat plus
Cooper Sod Farm
Betty or Jake Cooper
Phone: (910) 389-3296
Carolina Turf Farms Inc
Phone: (910) 875-6141
Bermudagrass: CelebrationTM, Latitude 36, NorthBridge, Tifway 419, Tahoma 31
Neuse River Turf Farm, LLC
Bermudagrass: Tifway 419, NorthBridge
Buy Sod, Inc.
Charles Harris, JP Hayes
Phone: (800) 428-9763, (866) 428-7612
Bermudagrass: Tifway 419, TifTuf, Patriot
Tri-State Turf, Inc.
Phone: (910) 567-2625
Bermudagrass: T-10, Tifway 419, Tifgrand, TifTuf, Discovery
Atlantic Coast Turf
Bud Brown, Bridget Markham
Phone: (252) 453-3001, (252) 333-6276
Tall Fescue: Turf Type Tall Fescue