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Scotts Lawn & Centipedegrass Seed and Mulch Review

Centipede grass grows and spreads slowly and thrives in acidic, sandy soil. It’s resilient nature makes it the perfect choice for lawns where there is always some type of activity. [easyazon_link asin=”B00ARYORQC” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”bestgrassseed06-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Scotts Lawn & Centipedegrass Seed and Mulch blend[/easyazon_link] requires little maintenance and only needs to be trimmed once a week or so. Often thought of as the “lazy man’s” grass, centipede grass will grow with minimal care and watering. Although it grows well without fertilizer, it may need treated frequently with insecticides to reduce the number of pests that go after its lengthy root bed.

Features

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Bright green in color, centipede grass has coarse leaves and spreads evenly. Scotts Lawn and Centipede grass Seed and Mulch produces a thick, full lawn that is uniform in color. It grows extremely well in moist, southern climates where it can spread evenly to create a carpet-like ground cover. It produces a thick general purpose turf suitable for both lawns and athletic fields.

Pros

[easyazon_link asin=”B00ARYORQC” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”bestgrassseed06-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Centipede grass seed[/easyazon_link] offers many benefits, including:

  • Requires little fertilizer to remain green and lush
  • Creates a thick, green lawn
  • Consistent growth
  • Crowds out weeds
  • Requires minimum maintenance
  • Extremely hardy
[easyazon_link asin=”B00ARYORQC” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”bestgrassseed06-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Scotts Lawn & Centipedegrass Seed and Mulch blend[/easyazon_link] is ideal for laws with moderate shade. As a general turf grass, it grows well in areas where there is little rainfall and sandy soils with higher than average acid levels. Easy maintenance is probably the most positive benefit this grass has to offer.

Another positive about [easyazon_link asin=”B00ARYORQC” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”bestgrassseed06-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]centipede grass[/easyazon_link] is the fact that weeds are squeezed out and not allowed to thrive amid the complex root bed. There is literally no room for weeds to take hold and grow. The good thing about this is that there is little need for herbicides that can damage the lawn if used to extensively.

Cons

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Growth mostly depends on the type of soil the seed is planted in. While a modest amount of water will prevent drought stress, too much water can actually hamper this type of seed’s growth cycle. The grass is extremely hardy, but can take several weeks to become fully established. Because this type of seed does so well in sandy soil, it tends to be less productive in other types of dirt. Centipede grass is susceptible to nematodes, dollar spots and fairy rings.

It also tends to have nutritional problems that can weaken the grass and make it an easy target for insects. Ground pearls that thrive on the roots of centipede grass. These small insects can wreak havoc on a lawn causing centipede grass to decline rapidly. Depending on the type of soil, centipedegrass seed may need to be planted two or three times for it take hold. Sandy soils work best, but darker soils tend to be too moist for the grass to thrive in.

Conclusion

[easyazon_link asin=”B00ARYORQC” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”bestgrassseed06-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Scotts Lawn & Centipedegrass Seed and Mulch blend[/easyazon_link] is an exceptionally hardy, general purpose turf grass. When planted in warmer climates and areas with sandy, acidic soil, the grass cover is thick and lush and extremely resilient. Its ability to grow and develop a thick, almost solid ground cover chokes out weeds and leaves lawns 99.99% weed free. Centipede grass gets its name because its long stems creep along the ground and create a thick network of roots below ground and stems and leaves that shoot upwards.

The thick, mesh type ground cover produces uniform color and texture that stands up to excessive vehicle and foot traffic. Centipede grass is ideal for playing fields, school playgrounds and recreational areas where children often play. The thick network of stems also adds a soft cushion that helps the grass to bounce back after it has been pushed down by traffic or weight.

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