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Centipede Grass

Best Lawn Grass for Zone 9a: Centipede Grass (Eremochloa Ophiuroides) Thick, uniform, low-growing, coarse texture with short upright stems that grow to about 3"-5" & spread by stolons. Med to light green. Low maintenance (less mowing). Keep cut at 1.5"-2" to prevent thatch. Drought tolerant. Adapted sandy, low fertility, acidic soils. Thrives moderately fertile & moderately acidic. Moderate shade tolerant. Limited traffic tolerance. Can use 3lbs nitrogen per 1000 sqft 1-2x yr.

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Centipede Grass

If you're looking for a low-maintenance lawn that adjusts well to poor soil, consider using centipede grass (Eremochloa ophiuroides). Centipede grass is ...

Brown patch, Rhizoctonia solani. Centipede, Eremochloa ophiuroides.

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How to Seed Bermuda Grass Over a Centipede Lawn

Centipedegrass (Eremochloa ophiuroides), which grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 to 8, can perform well in both sunny and shaded sites but does not withstand traffic or tolerate salt well. Over time, the centipedegrass lawn may grow thin and prone to weed invasions, especially if it is subjected to heavy foot traffic. Bermuda grass (Cynodon spp.), hardy in USDA zones 7 through 10, offers excellent wear tolerance and a rapid, spreading growth habit, making it…

Cool/Humid-Any cool season & some warm season. Buffalo Grass-in areas of less humidity. Cool/Arid-Cool season best (when irrigated). Buffalo in warmer areas (Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado) & for non-irrigated or low rain. Zoysia grass in west & south. Warm/Arid & /Humid-Warm season. Bermuda, in north use Zoysia. Gulf Coast-Centipede, Carpetgrass, Bahia, St Augustine & Seashore Paspalum. Transition-Recommend tall turf fescue or Yukon Bermuda, Riviera Bermuda & Zoysia, or a blend (esp. in…

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