Centipede grass is a cool-season grass that is specially adapted to coastal plains region, which includes land from the southernmost tip of Texas and follows up the east coast of the United States, all the way to Manhattan Island in New York. Centipede grass works best for your lawn or grazing area when 4-5 pounds of seed is spread on an acre of lawn or grazing area. This grass seed will grow fastest during late spring and early fall, but will slow down during the summer season. So if you need a grass seed that will grow well during cooler parts of the year, Centipede grass is the grass seed for you.
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Cultivated grass species are divided into two large groups: the cool season grasses and the warm-season or tropical grasses. On the west coast of the United States and in Canada, introduced northern grasses are cultivated, except on the west coast of California, where winter annual species are grown. A line drawn from east to west, and passing through North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas, separates the areas in which cool- and warm-season perennial grasses are cultivated.
The cool-season grasses produce surplus production in May and June, are less productive during the mid-summer period, and become more productive again in the fall with the advent of cooler weather and fall moisture. Warm-season grasses can be an attractive compliment to these cool-season species by providing forage when the cool-season grasses are less productive. Having part of the grazing area in warm-season perennial grasses would enable the accumulation (stockpiling) of cool-season forage growth from July through September for grazing later in the fall, thus extending the total grazing season. Utilizing both cool- and warm-season species should provide more uniform season-long forage production.
Cool season grasses develop most rapidly during spring and early summer when cool nights follow warm days. They begin to grow again in late summer and early fall when these same conditions apply. Growing best in temperatures of 55 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit, cool season grasses go dormant when temperatures reach 90 to 95. These grasses include timothy, orchard grass, and brome grass--all introduced species--and native Canada wildrye, redtop, and June grass, which is also called blue grass. Legumes such as alfalfa and the clovers--ladino, sweet, white, red, and others--are often included in plantings of cool season grasses.
When is the best time to plant? What preparations need to done before planting and what care is required after
We recommend contacting your local Master Gardener here to find out the best time to plant the Coated Centipede Grass Seed. Your local Master Gardener is familair with the types of turf in your area and soil and weather conditions. You may also contact the manufacturer Curtis & Curtis directly at 575-762-4759