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Centipedegrass came to America from China in the early 1900s and is a light green, low maintenance, warm season grass. Homeowners love centipede because of its thick cover, uniform growth pattern, and low maintenance requirements.

  • Most commonly used grass in Southeastern North Carolina
  • Well adapted to sandy acidity soils
  • Very low maintenance
  • Very low fertility needed
  • Apple green in color with medium leaf texture
  • Called the “lazy man’s grass”
Daily pricing is calculated based on products grown by farm and available truck space in your area on that day. We get great rates for helping farms fill trucks last minute and pass the savings on to you! Scheduling delivery 1­2 days out will usually provide the best deals, but there is limited availability! We guarantee delivery on the selected date pending weather cooperates! An asterisk next to a price indicates a DEAL. We will call or text you prior to delivery, based on your preference. Be sure your vehicle or trailer is capable of hauling sod! Each pallet can weigh up to 2500LBS. A full size truck such as an F150 or Silverado 1500 can hold 1 pallet. Most tandem axle trailers can hold up to 2. You will be emailed or texted pickup address and pickup code along with directions and instructions. Give the code to the farm or retail employee upon arrival and they will get you loaded up!

Centipede Characteristics

SOIL MANAGEMENT

  • Soil test every two years.
  • Amend soil to maintain pH between 6.0 and 7.0
  • Know your soil type!

MOWING

  • Sharpen blades every spring.
  • Keep mowed between .5 to 1.5 inches.
  • Don’t cut of more than 1/3 the blade.

IRRIGATION

  • Don’t Overwater
  • Water less in cooler fall months
  • About 1 inch a week total irrigation spring & summer
  • Water deeply, frequently, and in early AM

WEED CONTROL

  • Pre-emergents prevent weeds from germinating
  • Post-emergents kill weeds after they germinate
  • A thick, lush lawn is the best deterrent to weeds

DISEASE CONTROL

  • Overly wet grass + shade = fungus problems
  • Apply systemic fungicide to prevent fungus outbreaks
  • Use multiple fungicide applications to treat affected areas

INSECT CONTROL

  • Use a broad spectrum insecticide that controls chinch bugs
  • For a once-a-year treatment, July & August are good months
  • Drought-stressed lawns are more susceptible to chinch bug injury
  • If using a granular insecticide, water in after application