How to Plant Centipede Grass Seed

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Centipede grass seed can be planted in a yard by laying down a few inches of organic potting soil, raking in the seeds and misting the area with water. Plant centipede grass in the spring or fall with lawn care tips from a sustainable gardener in this free video on growing grass.

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment we're going to talk about how to plant centipede grass seed. Now centipede grass is a beautiful type of grass to add to your lawn or have a base as your lawn and it does really well in warm climates so the problem with a lot of grass seeds when you grow them in warm climates it is always warm so the seeds don't take very well. So the easiest way many times to grow grass in warmer climates as centipede grass is to buy them in rolls of sod and then you just put the sod on to nice potting soil, lots of water and it will continue to grow but you can also grow it from grass seed especially if you live in a colder climate where it will grow but they don't always Winter over either so sometimes you can lose them over the Winter so the trick when you're growing grass seed is to have nice organic potting soil as your base. Now if you have an area that's kind of rough, this is just hard hard clay it's not going to do much and if you've got weeds you want to physically remove the weeds, you don't want to use Round Up, you don't want to use any type of chemicals because it is just going to hurt the environment, it's not going to do any good for anybody. So you want to remove the weeds as many as you can then just use some nice potting soil or good compost mix and you put some of that on to over where you want to add your seed. I always recommend some new soil when you're planting seed because it needs something to grab on to so you just cover that up wherever you are going to plant it, kind of even that out, sprinkle the seeds all over then just rake them through a little bit and kind of even it out. Now the trick too is you want to mist this area. You don't want to just use a hard hard pressure water so you want to mist so that it gets really wet without any of the dirt and the seeds washing off and usually if you plant seed in the Spring or the Fall it will come up and it will grow within weeks and you'll have a gorgeous lawn whether you live in a warm or a cold climate.


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