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Old 07-01-2013, 08:46 AM
LawnsharkMB LawnsharkMB is offline
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Seeding centipede

I have a few customers that want to seed bare spots in their lawn. I've never done this before, I've always sodded in the past but they want to save money.

What is the best time to seed centipede? How long can I expect to wait to see results? I use bolster 4-4-4 when I lay sod and for flowers. Should I put that down with the seed?

Any other advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:50 AM
GOATMAN GEORGE GOATMAN GEORGE is offline
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No don't use 4-4-4 with seed. We use Tiff Blair centipede seed, I am in Wilmington NC, climates are similar. It takes about 2 weeks for you to see seeds germinating. The customer must water the lawn multiple times daily tho. Just read the label it will have all directions.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:57 AM
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I've sown in June with a light covering of spagnum peat moss--it likes the heat, wet the ground before you sow and afterwards to settle the peat moss, and keep ground moist even after it germinates. Light watering several times a day will dry off before dark. The blistering heat of August will fry it otherwise.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:04 AM
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Might want to consider why the bare spots are there in the 1st place, poorly designed irrrigation system, mowing practices & etc. I find centipede usually fills itself if growing conditions are correct. The thing I'm getting at is if you are repeating the same things over & expect different results that is not logical.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:29 PM
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Might want to consider why the bare spots are there in the 1st place, poorly designed irrrigation system, mowing practices & etc. I find centipede usually fills itself if growing conditions are correct. The thing I'm getting at is if you are repeating the same things over & expect different results that is not logical.
Three are new customers. One is from the mower scalping and the grass never came back(they do their own mowing). Another is from grub damage that seemed to come out of nowhere.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:01 PM
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I've always shyed away from it. I've always heard 1st year it sleeps 2nd year it creeps and 3 rd year it runs. Plus it's very expensive seed.

I've never tried it so I don't have any results to share.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:56 PM
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What about heavy rain before the seed germinates? We get t-storms more often than not in the afternoon and overnight here.
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