Happy New Year, Hancock readers! We hope you’ve had a chance to check out our monthly specials, which include sales on 50lb bags of Hancock’s Centipede Grass Seed. If you live in the Southeastern United States, there are few grasses that are better matches for your lawn!
However, Centipede Grass is known to suffer from a mysterious condition known as “Centipede Decline,” a condition that scientists don’t fully understand. This ailment sets in on mature Centipede lawns (usually more than three years old). Symptoms include the grass dying off and being replaced by weeds. This will appear in spots, usually around a foot in diameter, but will soon expand into patches that stretch up to six feet in diameter.
We may not understand the Centipede Decline gets started, however scientists have made enough observations to get a rough understanding for what conditions lead to the condition, as well as what you can do to make sure your lawn remains mature and healthy for years to come.
Trust us…our two “cent”s is worth it in this case!