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Hancock's Centipede Grass Seed (Raw)
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Hancock's Centipede Grass is a low-maintenance, low growing crawling lawn grass with medium leaf texture and pale green color. 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.

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."

Adaptation

Hancock's Centipede Grass Seed is very popular for home lawns in the Southeastern United States, including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

Coated Seed vs Raw Seed

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 is pure, raw seed just like it sounds. Raw features no fillers, coatings or treatments.

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Climate Zone(s)
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Raw
Fertilizer
15-0-15 or 18-0-18
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 6.5
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Perennial
Overseeding Rate
1 lb. per 2,000 sq. ft. - 5,000sq.ft.
Seeding Depth
1/8 - 1/4 Inch
Seeding Rate
1lbs per 2,000 - 5,000sq.ft.
When to Plant
Spring & Summer
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For new lawns, seed Hancock's Centipede Grass Seed any time it can be prepared, except in late summer. Planting in Florida should be accomplished no later than the end of August due to the chance of frost damage to young seedlings. Early Spring plantings should include 1-2 lbs. of Winter Rye Grass as a cover grass per 1000 sq. ft.

Prepare the seedbed by tilling the soil. Remove existing grass and debris. Apply 10-15 lbs. of a complete fertilizer per 1,000 sq. Do not use a weed-and-feed fertilizer product! Distribute seed evenly over soil surface by using a cyclone-type spreader. Mix with sand for best results and even distribution. Plant by raking the seed into the soil to a depth of no more than 1/2 in. Keep the seedbed moist constantly for two to three weeks after planting. Hancock's Coated Centipede Grass Seed should germinate in 2 to 3 weeks. After germination, water only as needed.

Maintain your lawn by mowing at 1.5 to 2 in. in height. Cut no more than 1/3 of the leaf off during one mowing. Use sharp mower blades.

Fertilizer should be applied to Hancock's Centipede Grass in 1 to 3 applications, from spring green-up through fall. Do not apply nitrogen too early in the growing season (particularly in north Florida) or subsequent frosts may damage the grass. Likewise, don't fertilize too late in the year, as this can slow regrowth the following Spring. If applying water-soluble fertilizers at the lower application rate, it will take more applications to apply the total amount of fertilizer needed for the year than if applying a slow-release fertilizer form.

Depending on the existing vegetation, seed rates should be adjusted to fit your specific needs. Higher seed rates will increase coverage on existing lawn applications.

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Hancock's Centipede Grass requires 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. It's sometimes referred to as "lazy man's grass."
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Hancock's Centipede Grass is a low-maintenance, low growing crawling lawn grass with medium leaf texture and pale green color. Centipede lawn grass varieties require little to no chemical treatments, growing well in poor soils, full sun or partial shade with little...
Hancock's Centipede Grass is a low-maintenance, low growing crawling lawn grass with medium leaf texture and pale green color. 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. 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." Adaptation Hancock's Centipede Grass Seed is very popular for home lawns in the Southeastern United States, including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Coated Seed vs Raw Seed 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 is pure, raw seed just like it sounds. Raw features no fillers, coatings or treatments.
Climate Zone(s)
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Raw
Fertilizer
15-0-15 or 18-0-18
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 6.5
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Perennial
Overseeding Rate
1 lb. per 2,000 sq. ft. - 5,000sq.ft.
Seeding Depth
1/8 - 1/4 Inch
Seeding Rate
1lbs per 2,000 - 5,000sq.ft.
When to Plant
Spring & Summer

Instructions

For new lawns, seed Hancock's Centipede Grass Seed any time it can be prepared, except in late summer. Planting in Florida should be accomplished no later than the end of August due to the chance of frost damage to young seedlings....
For new lawns, seed Hancock's Centipede Grass Seed any time it can be prepared, except in late summer. Planting in Florida should be accomplished no later than the end of August due to the chance of frost damage to young seedlings. Early Spring plantings should include 1-2 lbs. of Winter Rye Grass as a cover grass per 1000 sq. ft. Prepare the seedbed by tilling the soil. Remove existing grass and debris. Apply 10-15 lbs. of a complete fertilizer per 1,000 sq. Do not use a weed-and-feed fertilizer product! Distribute seed evenly over soil surface by using a cyclone-type spreader. Mix with sand for best results and even distribution. Plant by raking the seed into the soil to a depth of no more than 1/2 in. Keep the seedbed moist constantly for two to three weeks after planting. Hancock's Coated Centipede Grass Seed should germinate in 2 to 3 weeks. After germination, water only as needed. Maintain your lawn by mowing at 1.5 to 2 in. in height. Cut no more than 1/3 of the leaf off during one mowing. Use sharp mower blades. Fertilizer should be applied to Hancock's Centipede Grass in 1 to 3 applications, from spring green-up through fall. Do not apply nitrogen too early in the growing season (particularly in north Florida) or subsequent frosts may damage the grass. Likewise, don't fertilize too late in the year, as this can slow regrowth the following Spring. If applying water-soluble fertilizers at the lower application rate, it will take more applications to apply the total amount of fertilizer needed for the year than if applying a slow-release fertilizer form. Depending on the existing vegetation, seed rates should be adjusted to fit your specific needs. Higher seed rates will increase coverage on existing lawn applications.
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Hancock's Centipede Grass requires 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. It's sometimes referred to as "lazy man's grass."

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Hancock's Centipede Grass Seed (Raw) Description

Hancock's Centipede Grass is a low-maintenance, low growing crawling lawn grass with medium leaf texture and pale green color. 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.

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."

Adaptation

Hancock's Centipede Grass Seed is very popular for home lawns in the Southeastern United States, including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

Coated Seed vs Raw Seed

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 is pure, raw seed just like it sounds. Raw features no fillers, coatings or treatments.

Climate Zone(s)
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Raw
Fertilizer
15-0-15 or 18-0-18
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 6.5
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Perennial
Overseeding Rate
1 lb. per 2,000 sq. ft. - 5,000sq.ft.
Seeding Depth
1/8 - 1/4 Inch
Seeding Rate
1lbs per 2,000 - 5,000sq.ft.
When to Plant
Spring & Summer


For new lawns, seed Hancock's Centipede Grass Seed any time it can be prepared, except in late summer. Planting in Florida should be accomplished no later than the end of August due to the chance of frost damage to young seedlings. Early Spring plantings should include 1-2 lbs. of Winter Rye Grass as a cover grass per 1000 sq. ft.

Prepare the seedbed by tilling the soil. Remove existing grass and debris. Apply 10-15 lbs. of a complete fertilizer per 1,000 sq. Do not use a weed-and-feed fertilizer product! Distribute seed evenly over soil surface by using a cyclone-type spreader. Mix with sand for best results and even distribution. Plant by raking the seed into the soil to a depth of no more than 1/2 in. Keep the seedbed moist constantly for two to three weeks after planting. Hancock's Coated Centipede Grass Seed should germinate in 2 to 3 weeks. After germination, water only as needed.

Maintain your lawn by mowing at 1.5 to 2 in. in height. Cut no more than 1/3 of the leaf off during one mowing. Use sharp mower blades.

Fertilizer should be applied to Hancock's Centipede Grass in 1 to 3 applications, from spring green-up through fall. Do not apply nitrogen too early in the growing season (particularly in north Florida) or subsequent frosts may damage the grass. Likewise, don't fertilize too late in the year, as this can slow regrowth the following Spring. If applying water-soluble fertilizers at the lower application rate, it will take more applications to apply the total amount of fertilizer needed for the year than if applying a slow-release fertilizer form.

Depending on the existing vegetation, seed rates should be adjusted to fit your specific needs. Higher seed rates will increase coverage on existing lawn applications.

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08/08/2020
Tom B.
United States United States
Great Grass Seed

This seed germinated earlier than I expected and has great texture, will over seed for sure next year with this seed

08/14/2020
Hancock Seed

Awesome! Centipede is a beautiful grass, it does take a little patience. Glad to hear yours is doing so well. Thank you for your review!

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07/25/2020
Ernestine L.
United States United States
CENTIPEDE GRASS SEED rAW

Very good, JUST AS I EXPECTED

07/28/2020
Hancock Seed

Great! Glad the Centipede grass seed has performed to your expectations! Your lawn will be beautiful. Thank you for your review!

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07/24/2020
Charles C.
United States United States
Centipede Grass Seed

None of it came up. We had the yard aeirated before we put the seed down. We had a tree to fall during a storm and they messed up the yard on one side. It was suggested to us to aerate the yard and put seed down. We watered twice week in addition to the rain that we had. We were told not to expect to see any results for 30 days. 30 days have come and gone, no grass has come up. Very disappointing.

07/28/2020
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!

FG
07/12/2020
Francis G.
United States United States
Very Happy

Seed has come up everywhere we put it down in our yard where others do not.

07/15/2020
Hancock Seed

Great to hear that you are having such good results with the Centipede seed. Thank you for your review!

RS
07/08/2020
Ronald S.
United States United States
Hancock's Centipede Grass Seed (Raw)

It is coming up quick and covering all the bare spots in our South Carolina lawn.

08/25/2020
Hancock Seed

Awesome! We are happy to hear that you are having great results with the centipede grass seed! Thank you for your review!

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