Selected species: Centipedegrass
Centipede grass is a bright green, coarse textured grass that forms a dense stolon mat and requires less frequent mowing that the other grasses discussed. It is a ‘low maintenance’ grass that tolerates acid soils, low fertility and drought, but not shade. Its greatest disadvantage in southern states is its strong dormancy during winter, at which time it virtually ceases growing and can turn brown.
Mowing height is 25 mm to 40 mm.