Centipede in Middle GA

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by mad_wrestler, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. mad_wrestler

    mad_wrestler LawnSite Senior Member
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    What should I do to keep Centipede healthy to start in the Spring?
  2. j fisher

    j fisher LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not much. Centipede is a low maintenance grass. May need an areation, light fertilizer with low nitrigen, high phosphate in late May, early June, and WATER.
  3. mad_wrestler

    mad_wrestler LawnSite Senior Member
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    With the soil being predominately claw, would a plug aeration be the better choice?
  4. Adamma Landscape Group

    Adamma Landscape Group LawnSite Member
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    Do everything recommended above. When you mow it bag the clippings.
  5. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    DO NOT FERTILIZE NOW... make sure as j fisher said, wait until late may/june.

    check the soil and get the pH to about 5.6-6.5
  6. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
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    Centipede doesnt like high amounts of Phosphate, but does like a little potassium evey now and then. Low N&P and higher K for centipede.

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