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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.

Product Detail

  • 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. 

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.  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. 

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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10/03/2020
J. Purpura
United States United States
Good price

Only wish it grew faster before weeds take over

10/06/2020
Hancock Seed

Tifblair is a beautiful lawn grass however it does take a little longer to establish than some other grasses, but it will be beautiful. Centipede will sometime choke out some weeds. Thank you for your review!

JS
10/01/2020
Jeffrey S.
United States United States
Great Service

Easy to order. Great customer support

10/02/2020
Hancock Seed

Awesome! Glad your purchasing experience was a good one. We are sure you will have great results with the centipede seed! Thank you for your review!

AC
09/26/2020
Arthur C.
United States United States
Excellent Seed - Great Service

I bought a few bags of this seed, as well as another type that wasn't coated. The difference was remarkable. In those areas where I used the TifBlair, I started seeing grass growing in about a week. The uncoated seed took much longer and had a much lower germination rate. I went back and bought a few more bags to extend the lawn further. The weather is starting to cool down a bit, so I'm hoping it's still warm enough to get good germination. The service from Hancock was great! Easy to order and the seed arrived in days. I'll be buying more next season.

09/29/2020
Hancock Seed

Awesome! Glad you are seeing great results with the Tifblair seed. It is a beautiful lawn grass. We look forward to hearing from you in the spring. Thank you for your review!

JH
09/09/2020
James H.
United States United States
Decent Germination Rate

For some reason the last 90lbs. of Tifblair centipede I ordered did not germinate nearly as reliably as the last few hundred lbs. I've used over the last year. I followed the same recipe and have been seeding an area adjacent to those previously seeded with similar soil characteristics, sun, water supply, etc. Instead of seeing a 90%+ germination rate, I saw more like 60-70%. Because of this I'll likely need to reseed certain areas mid-Spring next year. With better germination I feel like this product was a very good value. With more recent rates this seed is getting painfully expensive. Crossing my fingers this anomaly was due to something being wrong with this latest batch of seed.

09/18/2020
Hancock Seed

We rarely if ever get any complaints on this seed. It usually has awesome germination, not sure what may have happened. Thank you for your review!

JN
09/03/2020
Jacob N.
United States United States
TiffBlair Centipede Seed Amazing!

I was overhauling my back yard this summer and had many bare patches that needed to be filled in. I bought the TiffBlair seed form Hancock Seed and was not disappointed. I bought two pounds, but that wasn't quite enough to cover all the area I had so I bought some Pennington Centipede seed as well. Mind you, the TiffBlair bags are only a pound, but when compared to the 5 pound bag of Pennington they actually have more seed in them and are cheaper. The areas with the TiffBlair seed came in much faster, thicker and grew to maturity much quicker than the areas where I put the Pennington seed down. I would HIGHLY recommend this product and will be buying it again myself.

09/18/2020
Hancock Seed

Excellent! Glad to hear that you are having such great success with the Tifblair seed! It does make a beautiful lawn. Thank you for your review!

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