Centipede grass is a low-maintenance turfgrass that is tolerant of high temperatures and has relatively low water needs. Some cultivars are more tolerant of drought than others. Centipedegrass can be found in lawns throughout many parts of the southeastern and south central portions of the United States.
Identifying Centipede grass -
Centipedegrass features leaves that are rolled into the bud. The ligules have a short membrane with short hairs across the top. The collars are broad, constricted and hairy. As with many turfgrass species, the auricles are absent.
Centipedegrass has compressed sheaths that are flattened, with hairs at the edges near the ligule and a prominent mid-vein. The short leaf blades are compressed or flattened, and less than 1/4 inch wide. The blades feature a strong mid-vein and are sparsely hairy along the edges.
The seedheads are slender spikes with spikelets that are broad at the base and taper to a rounded tip.
Common Lawn Problems with Centipede grass -
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