Of all Southern lawn grasses, Centipede grass is most often referred to as a low-maintenance grass. It is even called "lazy man's grass." It has grown in popularity because of its low fertilizer needs and spreading growth habit. These two factors also reduce the frequency of your mowing. Centipede grass does; however, have several critical maintenance issues. In fact, while the amount of lawn maintenance is small the need to understand your Centipede grass lawn is great. This information was obtained from a book by Chris Hastings entitled 'Southern Lawns' which is an excellent book you may purchase.
Centipede turf grass is slow-growing grass but aggressive enough that it can be depended upon to produce a good, dense, relatively weed-free turf at low maintenance levels. Known by many as Lazy Man's Grass, Centipede grass seed usually produces a good turf at low fertility and with little management, but it responds nicely to good care.