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.

Centipede is a good choice if you want to place it as a lawn grass in your Atlanta property. The speed of growth is very slow, hence the name, because if you notice a centipede creeps lazily. This type of grass can easily grow where the sun shines less brightly and even in the shade. It is also well suited for locations where there is sand as less watering is needed when planted on ideal soil. This grass is a local of China and Southeast Asian countries but it was brought to the US in 1916. It can flourish in warm weather, but be careful not to plant where there are frequent droughts. Moderate weather is ideal for its growth but at times when the extremely hot climate is expected then monitoring is required. Atlanta Sod Farms provide excellent quality of Centipede grass, which is of green color but has a touch of yellow in it. People prefer to have it in their lawns because it grows very slowly so maintaining it is easier as compared to other types of grass. But be very careful during the winter. Don’t plant in cities where snowfall is prevalent because the freezing temperatures can destroy the leaves. So planting it in mild weather is ideal.

Hot Weather ToleranceExcellent
Shade ToleranceMedium to Low
Wear ResistanceFair
Salt ToleranceGood
Injury RecoveryGood
Winter ColorDormant
Mowing Height1.5" 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 FertilizerApply 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.
WateringDuring 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.
MowingMow every 2-10 days at height 2 inches.