Least mowing requirements
Loves acid soil
Sun or Shade? Both. ☀️🌤
Centipedegrass is a turfgrass adaptable to sun or bright shade.
Centipede is a Warm-Season Grass
The term "warm season" means it's green during the warm growing season; going dormant after frost. Even though it's dormant during winter, it can still be walked and played on.
Unique to any other type of Centipedegrass, TifBlair lawns can be planted as sod and seed. TifBlair sod can be installed during the growing season when the grass is green. TifBlair seed is best planted during the growing season when the ground is warm and there is no danger of frost.
Other Assets of "The Lazy Man's" Grass
- Lowest fertility requirements of all lawns; grows well on poor soils
- It may never need fertilizing - saving time, lowering cost, and reducing inputs
- Loves acidic pH (that's a low pH) - no need to raise the pH with lime
- Slowing growing - needs less mowing
- Drought tolerant; it goes dormant in extended drought, greening up again when rain returns
Where to Use Centipedegrass
- Residential lawns & commercial landscapes
- Public & private parks
- Roadsides & Airports - a non-attractant for Canada geese and deer, for safety reasons Centipedegrass is a good choice for airports and highways
- All sod and turfgrass needs in the Deep South, from Birmingham to Atlanta, then from Charlotte to Raleigh and all points southward
- Zones 7b to 11a on the 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map or Zones 1-2 on the Turfgrass Hardiness Map
Centipede sod or seed?
The variety TifBlair is unique and can be planted as sod and seed. TifBlair sod and seed are best planted during the warm growing season when the ground is warm and there is no danger of frost. Sodding and seeding result in beautiful lawns that, in time, will look the same. The differences, in brief:
- TifBair sod costs more, but offers instant impact
- TifBlair sod cost more, but is easier to take care of during the establishment phase
- TifBlair seed costs less, but the trade off is in your time and effort