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CENTIPEDE

  • Mowing Height: 2”- 3”
  • Watering 1” – 1 ¼” per day
  • Mowing frequency (10 to 14 days) during peak growing months.
  • Optimum soil PH (5.5)
  • Dethatch or verticut every two to three years.
Characteristics of Centipede Grass:
  • Grows best in warm climates.
  • Ultra low-maintenance, considered to be needing  lowest maintenance among all warm-weather grasses.
  • Needs minimal watering, feeding, & mowing.
  • Centipede grows well in sandy to clayey soils.
  • Has a reputation of being able to choke out undesirable weeds because of its aggressive nature.
  • Low traffic-tolerance.
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Maintenance Schedule

1. EARLY SPRING Mid-February – Mid-March:

Timing is crucial for this application. Apply a complete balanced fertilizer heavy in nutrients to promote root growth with Pre- Emergent weed control. This application will assist in control of spring and summer weeds.

15-05-10 + Pre –Emergent

** Optional Treatments**

  • Mole Cricket Application: Mid-April – Early May / 1st. Application. / Emerging Adult Stage.
  • All insect applications.
  • Tree & Shrub fertilizations and insect control.

2. LATE SPRING Mid-April – Early May:

A balanced fertilizer is applied to help promote a smooth transition from dormancy to vigorous summer turfgrass. A second Post – Emergent is applied to control broadleaf weeds.

05-0-10 + Pre- Emergent.

** Optional Treatments**

  • Mole Cricket Application: Late May - Early July / 2nd. Application. / Nymph Stage after the eggs have hatched. This is the best time for maximum control.
  • All insect applications, White Grubs will be emerging.
  • Tree & Shrub fertilization, fungicide treatments, and insect control.
Core Aeration: This is recommended to keep your lawn looking beautiful by relieving soil compaction and thatch buildup while allowing water and nutrients to reach the root area.

3. EARLY SUMMER June:

Apply iron for increased maximum color. Spot treatment of post-emergent weed control for both grassy and broadleaf weeds will be applied during this time period if needed. 

** Optional Treatments**

  • Insect control including adult Mole Crickets and Fire Ants

4. SUMMER July:

Apply iron for increased maximum color. Spot treatment of post-emergent weed control for both grassy and broadleaf weeds will be applied during this time period if needed. Ironite for Green Color.

** Optional Treatments**

  • Insect control including adult Mole Crickets and Fire Ants.

5. FALL October:

A specially formulated fertilizer to strengthen and deepen the root system for those cold winter months ahead. Included is a pre-emergent to control weeds such as Poa Annua, Henbit, and many others.

05-10-20 + Pre-Emergent 

** Optional Treatments**

  • Tree and Shrub Fertilization
  • Winter Rye Applications / Do not use Pre-M if you are over seeding.
  • Winter: Dormant Horticultural Oil / This application will smother scale type insects and the eggs of many other plant damaging bugs.

Turf Masters Sod Farms

New Hanover County Airport | Wilmington, N.C.
Office: 910-452-5133 | Mobile: 910-612-2678
Email: daniel@turfmasternc.com 

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Location Address:
1721 North Kerr Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-452-5133
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 16223
Wilmington, NC 28408
Business Hours:
Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-4 p.m.