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TifBlair Centipede Grass Seed
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TifBlair Centipede is a variety of Centipede that has proven strong during various testing, showing improved cold tolerance. This aggressive seed sends out longer runners than a majority of Centipede options, meaning it chokes out weeds and other grasses at a higher rate.

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  • Used for lawns, parks, roadsides and landscape
  • Improved cold tolerance
  • Less mowing
  • Fast germination
  • Long runners to choke out weeds


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TifBlair Centipede has proven to be a improved variety of Centipede Grass through research trials over the last few years. TifBlair Centipede is commonly used for home lawns, parks, roadsides, and landscape projects. TifBlair Centipede lawns require 50% less mowing than other lawn grass varieties. TifBlair Centipede is a fast and aggressive lawn grass variety. It will continue to spread after it is established, choking out weeds and other grasses. TifBlair Centipede grass is an excellent choice for home lawns in the Southeast. This is a certified centipede seed and the seed is coated.

TifBlair Centipede is more cold tolerant, and produces longer runners than common Centipede. TifBlair Centipede also germinates faster. TifBlair Centipede is very popular for home lawns in the Southeastern United States, including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

Centipede lawn grass varieties require little to no chemical treatments, growing well in poor soils, full sun or partial shade with little or low maintenance or fertilization. Centipede grass is also preferred for its drought tolerance and little mowing requirements.

Coated seed contains a clay-based surrounding shell that increases moisture retention and helps to reduce insect or fowl consumption. Coated seed contains approximately 50% coating weight, or inert weight, per pound of seed. Coated Centipede Seed is also easier to see after it is applied. Raw seed features no fillers, coatings, or treatments.

Centipede Grass (Eremochloa ophiuroides) was introduced into the United States from seed found in the baggage of Frank Meyer, a USDA plant explorer who disappeared on his fourth trip to China in 1916. It was initially used for low-maintenance cemeteries and eventually for lawns, during and after the Great Depression, and is sometimes referred to as "lazy man's grass," or "poor man's grass."

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Climate Zone(s)
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Coated
Fertilizer
Varies
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.0 - 6.5
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Perennial
Overseeding Rate
1lb per 4.000sq.ft.
Seeding Depth
1/8 - 1/4 inch
Seeding Rate
1 lb. per 2,000sq.ft.
When to Plant
Spring & Summer
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TifBlair can be planted anytime a new lawn can be prepared. Late summer planting (August 15 - November 1) is not advised due to inadequate time for establishment before Winter. For best results, plant in March or April, but quicker germination will occur from May through July. TifBlair can be planted in the fall of the year, after the soil temperatures are cold enough to prevent germination (typically after November 1). TifBlair seed will not germinate until the soil warms the following Spring.

To determine the amount of seed to purchase, multiply the length of the your lawn in feet by the width in feet to determine the square feet (sq. ft.). Subtract area for sidewalks, driveways, and other areas that will not be planted. Plant TifBlair Centipede at a rate of 1/2 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft. Higher seeding rates (up to 1lb. per 1000 sq. ft.) will produce a quicker grow-in, and produce a more dense turf in a shorter amount of time. Using higher rates of seed is more cost-effective than trying to save money on "light" seeding rates, because more watering and weed control will be necessary with "light" rates.

Follow these instructions to establishing a beautiful and attractive lawn:

Remove loose debris, such as sticks, stones, and trash. Till and loosen soil to create a crumbly seedbed. Work in a 5-10-15 fertilizer at a rate of 10 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft. Centipede thrives in acidic soil. To prepare seedbed, rake thoroughly and smooth the surface to provide a crumbly top layer that is ideal for sowing.

Sow the seed according to your spreader's recommended rate. Divide seed into two equal portions. Sow in one direction east to west, then use second portion and sow north to south to insure uniform coverage. Work seed into soil 1/4 to 1/2 in. with the flexing rake. Roll yard smooth. Use straw as light mulch in areas of erosion concern. Mulch should be used lightly so that it does not shade young seedlings.

Most importantly: Water thoroughly and frequently, but avoid creating puddles. Soil should be kept moist up to 1/2 in. deep, until emergence of the seedlings. Water less frequently after seedling emergence. Water only as needed after stand is established. Mow frequently to control weeds once seedlings are established, taking care to never remove than 1/3 of the plant.

Reseeding existing centipede lawns:
Cut existing lawn as close as possible or use Round Up to reduce vigor and competition from existing lawn. Rake or scratch (aerify, scarify) the surface and remove debris.

Apply seed and water as described above.

TifBlair Centipede Grass Seed

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TifBlair Centipede is a variety of Centipede that has proven strong during various testing, showing improved cold tolerance. This aggressive seed sends out longer runners than a majority of Centipede options, meaning it chokes out weeds and other grasses at a higher rate.
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TifBlair Centipede is a variety of Centipede that has proven strong during various testing, showing improved cold tolerance. This aggressive seed sends out longer runners than a majority of Centipede options, meaning it chokes out weeds and other grasses at a...
TifBlair Centipede is a variety of Centipede that has proven strong during various testing, showing improved cold tolerance. This aggressive seed sends out longer runners than a majority of Centipede options, meaning it chokes out weeds and other grasses at a higher rate. Product Detail Used for lawns, parks, roadsides and landscape Improved cold tolerance Less mowing Fast germination Long runners to choke out weeds Product Information TifBlair Centipede has proven to be a improved variety of Centipede Grass through research trials over the last few years. TifBlair Centipede is commonly used for home lawns, parks, roadsides, and landscape projects. TifBlair Centipede lawns require 50% less mowing than other lawn grass varieties. TifBlair Centipede is a fast and aggressive lawn grass variety. It will continue to spread after it is established, choking out weeds and other grasses. TifBlair Centipede grass is an excellent choice for home lawns in the Southeast. This is a certified centipede seed and the seed is coated. TifBlair Centipede is more cold tolerant, and produces longer runners than common Centipede. TifBlair Centipede also germinates faster. TifBlair Centipede is very popular for home lawns in the Southeastern United States, including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Centipede lawn grass varieties require little to no chemical treatments, growing well in poor soils, full sun or partial shade with little or low maintenance or fertilization. Centipede grass is also preferred for its drought tolerance and little mowing requirements. Coated seed contains a clay-based surrounding shell that increases moisture retention and helps to reduce insect or fowl consumption. Coated seed contains approximately 50% coating weight, or inert weight, per pound of seed. Coated Centipede Seed is also easier to see after it is applied. Raw seed features no fillers, coatings, or treatments.Centipede Grass (Eremochloa ophiuroides) was introduced into the United States from seed found in the baggage of Frank Meyer, a USDA plant explorer who disappeared on his fourth trip to China in 1916. It was initially used for low-maintenance cemeteries and eventually for lawns, during and after the Great Depression, and is sometimes referred to as "lazy man's grass," or "poor man's grass."
Climate Zone(s)
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Coated
Fertilizer
Varies
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.0 - 6.5
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Perennial
Overseeding Rate
1lb per 4.000sq.ft.
Seeding Depth
1/8 - 1/4 inch
Seeding Rate
1 lb. per 2,000sq.ft.
When to Plant
Spring & Summer

Instructions

TifBlair can be planted anytime a new lawn can be prepared. Late summer planting (August 15 - November 1) is not advised due to inadequate time for establishment before Winter. For best results, plant in March or April, but quicker germination...
TifBlair can be planted anytime a new lawn can be prepared. Late summer planting (August 15 - November 1) is not advised due to inadequate time for establishment before Winter. For best results, plant in March or April, but quicker germination will occur from May through July. TifBlair can be planted in the fall of the year, after the soil temperatures are cold enough to prevent germination (typically after November 1). TifBlair seed will not germinate until the soil warms the following Spring. To determine the amount of seed to purchase, multiply the length of the your lawn in feet by the width in feet to determine the square feet (sq. ft.). Subtract area for sidewalks, driveways, and other areas that will not be planted. Plant TifBlair Centipede at a rate of 1/2 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft. Higher seeding rates (up to 1lb. per 1000 sq. ft.) will produce a quicker grow-in, and produce a more dense turf in a shorter amount of time. Using higher rates of seed is more cost-effective than trying to save money on "light" seeding rates, because more watering and weed control will be necessary with "light" rates. Follow these instructions to establishing a beautiful and attractive lawn: Remove loose debris, such as sticks, stones, and trash. Till and loosen soil to create a crumbly seedbed. Work in a 5-10-15 fertilizer at a rate of 10 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft. Centipede thrives in acidic soil. To prepare seedbed, rake thoroughly and smooth the surface to provide a crumbly top layer that is ideal for sowing. Sow the seed according to your spreader's recommended rate. Divide seed into two equal portions. Sow in one direction east to west, then use second portion and sow north to south to insure uniform coverage. Work seed into soil 1/4 to 1/2 in. with the flexing rake. Roll yard smooth. Use straw as light mulch in areas of erosion concern. Mulch should be used lightly so that it does not shade young seedlings. Most importantly: Water thoroughly and frequently, but avoid creating puddles. Soil should be kept moist up to 1/2 in. deep, until emergence of the seedlings. Water less frequently after seedling emergence. Water only as needed after stand is established. Mow frequently to control weeds once seedlings are established, taking care to never remove than 1/3 of the plant. Reseeding existing centipede lawns: Cut existing lawn as close as possible or use Round Up to reduce vigor and competition from existing lawn. Rake or scratch (aerify, scarify) the surface and remove debris. Apply seed and water as described above.
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TifBlair Centipede is a variety of Centipede that has proven strong during various testing, showing improved cold tolerance. This aggressive seed sends out longer runners than a majority of Centipede options, meaning it chokes out weeds and other grasses at a higher rate.

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TifBlair Centipede Grass Seed Description

TifBlair Centipede is a variety of Centipede that has proven strong during various testing, showing improved cold tolerance. This aggressive seed sends out longer runners than a majority of Centipede options, meaning it chokes out weeds and other grasses at a higher rate.

Product Detail

  • Used for lawns, parks, roadsides and landscape
  • Improved cold tolerance
  • Less mowing
  • Fast germination
  • Long runners to choke out weeds


Product Information

TifBlair Centipede has proven to be a improved variety of Centipede Grass through research trials over the last few years. TifBlair Centipede is commonly used for home lawns, parks, roadsides, and landscape projects. TifBlair Centipede lawns require 50% less mowing than other lawn grass varieties. TifBlair Centipede is a fast and aggressive lawn grass variety. It will continue to spread after it is established, choking out weeds and other grasses. TifBlair Centipede grass is an excellent choice for home lawns in the Southeast. This is a certified centipede seed and the seed is coated.

TifBlair Centipede is more cold tolerant, and produces longer runners than common Centipede. TifBlair Centipede also germinates faster. TifBlair Centipede is very popular for home lawns in the Southeastern United States, including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

Centipede lawn grass varieties require little to no chemical treatments, growing well in poor soils, full sun or partial shade with little or low maintenance or fertilization. Centipede grass is also preferred for its drought tolerance and little mowing requirements.

Coated seed contains a clay-based surrounding shell that increases moisture retention and helps to reduce insect or fowl consumption. Coated seed contains approximately 50% coating weight, or inert weight, per pound of seed. Coated Centipede Seed is also easier to see after it is applied. Raw seed features no fillers, coatings, or treatments.

Centipede Grass (Eremochloa ophiuroides) was introduced into the United States from seed found in the baggage of Frank Meyer, a USDA plant explorer who disappeared on his fourth trip to China in 1916. It was initially used for low-maintenance cemeteries and eventually for lawns, during and after the Great Depression, and is sometimes referred to as "lazy man's grass," or "poor man's grass."

Climate Zone(s)
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Coated
Fertilizer
Varies
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.0 - 6.5
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Perennial
Overseeding Rate
1lb per 4.000sq.ft.
Seeding Depth
1/8 - 1/4 inch
Seeding Rate
1 lb. per 2,000sq.ft.
When to Plant
Spring & Summer


TifBlair can be planted anytime a new lawn can be prepared. Late summer planting (August 15 - November 1) is not advised due to inadequate time for establishment before Winter. For best results, plant in March or April, but quicker germination will occur from May through July. TifBlair can be planted in the fall of the year, after the soil temperatures are cold enough to prevent germination (typically after November 1). TifBlair seed will not germinate until the soil warms the following Spring.

To determine the amount of seed to purchase, multiply the length of the your lawn in feet by the width in feet to determine the square feet (sq. ft.). Subtract area for sidewalks, driveways, and other areas that will not be planted. Plant TifBlair Centipede at a rate of 1/2 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft. Higher seeding rates (up to 1lb. per 1000 sq. ft.) will produce a quicker grow-in, and produce a more dense turf in a shorter amount of time. Using higher rates of seed is more cost-effective than trying to save money on "light" seeding rates, because more watering and weed control will be necessary with "light" rates.

Follow these instructions to establishing a beautiful and attractive lawn:

Remove loose debris, such as sticks, stones, and trash. Till and loosen soil to create a crumbly seedbed. Work in a 5-10-15 fertilizer at a rate of 10 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft. Centipede thrives in acidic soil. To prepare seedbed, rake thoroughly and smooth the surface to provide a crumbly top layer that is ideal for sowing.

Sow the seed according to your spreader's recommended rate. Divide seed into two equal portions. Sow in one direction east to west, then use second portion and sow north to south to insure uniform coverage. Work seed into soil 1/4 to 1/2 in. with the flexing rake. Roll yard smooth. Use straw as light mulch in areas of erosion concern. Mulch should be used lightly so that it does not shade young seedlings.

Most importantly: Water thoroughly and frequently, but avoid creating puddles. Soil should be kept moist up to 1/2 in. deep, until emergence of the seedlings. Water less frequently after seedling emergence. Water only as needed after stand is established. Mow frequently to control weeds once seedlings are established, taking care to never remove than 1/3 of the plant.

Reseeding existing centipede lawns:
Cut existing lawn as close as possible or use Round Up to reduce vigor and competition from existing lawn. Rake or scratch (aerify, scarify) the surface and remove debris.

Apply seed and water as described above.

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DF
08/06/2020
DAN F.
United States United States
GOOD STUFF

CAME UP QUICKLY

WK
08/02/2020
William K. Maready
United States United States
Seeds not germinating

My experience in purchasing and sowing the seeds was good. However, at this date, only a very few seeds have germinated.

08/04/2020
Hancock Seed

We are sorry to hear about the problems that you have encountered. If you would like, you can fill out the claims form which is under the customer service tab on our website. We are happy to look into this and see what may have happened - Thank you for your review!

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07/25/2020
John S.
United States United States
New lawn

Excellent, had to put down seed late in season and it still sprout just fine. My lawn is looking great.

07/28/2020
Hancock Seed

Awesome! Glad you are having such great results with the Tifblair centipede seed! Once established your lawn will be the envy of the neighborhood! Thank you for your review!

DG
07/24/2020
David G.
United States United States
The best southern lawn grass I have ever grown

I have grown TifBlair centipede for ten years now and have been well pleased. Having said that, I must add a few notes from my experience. First, take seriously the instruction to plant only when soil temperature is 65+ degrees. Even at that, germination can take 15-22 days. Planting seed at higher soil temperatures decreases the germination time. At 80 degrees average soil temperatures, you will see sprouts in 7 days. Be sure to keep the soil bed moist. Planting at 1/4" is difficult, but heed the instructions. If you anticipate problems, broadcast the seed on the top of the seed bed, then hand apply (literally) soil on top of them. I have had great luck doing that, though raking them in works, as well, though it does not achieve a uniform depth, and thus, there are more spaces with unsprouted seeds. Again, it is vital to keep the seed bed moist. Because of the cost of the seed, I plant multiple beds of approximately 15-20 square feet each. Then I grow the grass to maturity in those beds. Just as the grass begins to send out runners, I transplant plugs from the beds into the surrounding ground and water them in thoroughly. Since a yearly runner averages about three feet, I plant my plugs three feet apart. Doing this will achieve a mostly closed turf by the end of the second year. By the end of the third, the lawn will be looking good. Spacing plugs six feet apart simply adds a year to the process. Yes, this is labor intensive, but it works quite well unless you are flush enough either to buy sod or spend many hundreds of dollars on seed. Our Fayetteville, Arkansas lot, less our new house, is over an acre, so..... I also planted TifBlair Centipede on our tree farm in the Ouachita Mountains of southeastern Oklahoma, beginning ten years ago. Back then, I did not know what I was doing, so I gradually planted it under multiple circumstances--full sun, partial sun, fully shaded, and hilly (under all three light conditions) Only near the stream did the grass benefit from good top soil. I was also a busy school teacher and parent, so the grass was not pampered. So how has this grass performed? I have been well pleased, overall. The grass wins the wars with all other grasses, though it is slow to overcome St. Augustine. But it will win there, too, because, unlike the St. Augustine, it requires practically no watering. Sure, it looks pitiful in severe drought, but greens right back up at the first shower. Here's a chart for what to expect: Shade--including with oaks. The grass thrives, but there are some spaces between the runners. The turf never closes completely. The worst is under cedar arbors. Partial shade--The grass thrives and makes a thick turf. Full sun--The grass blades are thinner, but the turf is quite thick, indeed. On hills--The results are the same as on flatter ground, which is impressive. The common (non-TifBlair) centipede fails on slopes, at least, for me. I offer the following encouragement. If you plant this grass, do not give up hope. I planted one area uphill from the house, and when we went into drought, I quit dragging the hose up the driveway to water it. Two years ago (after three years of total neglect, it began to take that sloped area. I thought it had failed to sprout. So take heart, this is a slow grass to start, but it is a hearty and tough combatant against all of the native grasses it encounters.

07/28/2020
Hancock Seed

Thank you so much for the review! We love these types of reviews as they can be very helpful to other customers looking into this seed. Thank you for taking the time to write this! Thank you for choosing Hancock Seed!

DR
07/21/2020
Dane R.
United States United States
No grass seed

Experience of buying and receiving was good; however, very very limited germination of the centipede seed. Ground was tilled, raked, seed sowed with lite alisha hay covered, then watered daily. Hardly any grass has grown

07/24/2020
Hancock Seed

We are sorry to hear about the problems that you have encountered. If you would like, you can fill out the claims form which is under the customer service tab on our website. We are happy to look into this and see what may have happened - Thank you for your review!

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