Centipede grass is often promoted as a low maintenance, easy care grass and in many locations it thrives on neglect, requiring little to no fertilizer and infrequent mowing. Where centipede is happy, it grows very well, producing a dense, healthy, carpet of grass that is able to smother out weeds. In other locations though, centipede grass is plagued with problems. Some of these problems can be caused by insects or diseases, like large patch disease (seen here), while others are due to over fertilization, herbicide use, or incorrect care. Figuring out which problem is the cause of your lawn’s decline relies on careful consideration of the symptoms and how the lawn has been treated.
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