I live near Raleigh NC and have a few questions for some of the pros out there. I currently have centipede grass which does OK with little to no maintenance, other than mowing. A few weeks ago, I had some grading work done in my backyard which increased the size of the yard and also damaged some of the existing Centipede grass. I've heard that centipede doesn't grow very well from seed and that I'd be much better off sodding it. We're talking about 3,500 square feet and about $1,900 to prep the soil and lay the sod. First question, is it really dificult to grow Centipede from seed? Also, is the price I was quoted seem reasonable? In addition, if I'm going to put $1,900 into sod, should I also consider an irrigation system? I've heard that Centipede is very drought resistant and an irrigation system isn't necessary. I'm sure it would look a ton better than it currently does. One final question... 6 zone Hunter system - $3,600?? Any thoughts on Hunter systems and/or the price? Many thanks!!