This year, my own yard has been almost completely run over by centipede. I LOVE IT. Its pushing the bermuda out and its taking over the crabgrass. I have almost 2 acres and every year, it seems to double in size. I have fields I mow on both sides of my yard and its branching out into there as well. This may be totally unnecessary. But on the last cut of the season, would you mow the centipede low, let it get a little high, or just mow it one more time at normal height? Centipede is so easy to maintain that I almost feel guilty. Seems the more I neglect it, the better it performs. If there's a better way to prep it for winter, its the least I can do. By the way. I'm in central NC. Winters here can maybe see three to four single digit temps but usually the coldest is in the teens. Average lows are more around the 20s and 30s.